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Doctor insights on: Rectum Strain

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What are the symptoms of an internal prolapse? How can it be identified? I see the inner rectum when straining, is it an internal prolapse?

What are the symptoms of an internal prolapse? How can it be identified? I see the inner rectum when straining, is it an internal prolapse?

Not if...: If it reverses after bowel movement, it is temporary! a true prolapse would remain fixed. I think you should ingest more fiber, to allay the possibility it can happen! ...Read more

Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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I was doing a whole lot of heavy lifting today and when I was taking a shower.I bled from my rectum (not alot) could this be because of a strain ?

I was doing a whole lot of heavy lifting today and when I was taking a shower.I bled from my rectum (not alot) could this be because of a strain ?

BRBPR: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (BRBPR) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, NSAIDs, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is it possible to strain the muscles in the rectum or sphincter?

Anal muscles. : Yes. The anal sphincter is muscular in nature and very innervated (consider how these nerves allow people to distinguish between gas, solid stool and liquid stool). This muscular complex like others can be strained with consequential pain. Other common sources of pain with or following defection are hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, which is a small tear of the tissue making up the anal lining. ...Read more

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My 3 week old. Has been straining a lot to have a bm. He is not constipated anymore, but is bleeding from his rectum. I put vaseline on it to soothe a little bit, is there something else I should do? Why would he be bleeding? Could it be the constipati

My 3 week old. Has been straining a lot to have a bm.  He is not constipated anymore, but is bleeding from his rectum.  I put vaseline on it to soothe a little bit, is there something else I should do? Why  would he be bleeding? Could it be the constipati

Usually a fissure: A fissure or crack in the anal opening is relatively common in infants who have a hard or over-sized bm. It over stretches the skin causing the fissure.This would produce strings or puddles of bright red blood. It would often appear on the outside surface of a stool. Blood from further inside the bowel would be partially broken down to a darker color. Vasaline is ok, have checked if continues. ...Read more