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Doctor insights on: What Causes Bleeding After A Bowel Movement

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Dr. Adam Rosh Dr. Rosh
Emergency Medicine
13 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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Dr. Valentin Drezaliu Dr. Drezaliu
Obstetrics & Gynecology
16 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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What causes vaginal bleeding after a bowel movement and when should it be taken seriously?

What causes vaginal bleeding after a bowel movement and when should it be taken seriously?

Bleeding: You should see a doctor. Sometimes after bowell movement you can see some blood on your underwear and think is vaginal, when in reality is rectal bleeding. This is seen mostly in constipation. Either way go and get checked by a professional.

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Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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What would cause vaginal bleeding after a bowel movement?

What would cause vaginal bleeding after a bowel movement?

Needs to be checked: You may feel that bood is coming out og vagina in some cases when in reality it is fom the rectum like in hemorrhoids but if you are completely sure it is coming from the vagina it needs to be checked by your doctor. It may be from 1vaginal cyst 2endometriosis 3disease of cervix I will sugest in any case get it checked by your doctor.

Dr. Perry Milman Dr. Milman
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
44 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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Why does a large hard bowel movement cause bleeding?

Why does a large hard bowel movement cause bleeding?

Hemorrhoid/fissure: As the stool passes through the rectum and the anus, it can irritate internal hemorrhoids if they are present, or create a 'cut' in the lining of the anus, called a fissure. Both can bleed, and be precipitated by passage of a large hard stool.

Dr. Bac Nguyen Dr. Nguyen
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
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What causes bright red bleeding during a bowel movement?

What causes bright red bleeding during a bowel movement?

Pain vs no pain?: Bleeding with bm and if associated with much pain, likely anal fissure and/or external hemorrhoids. Internal hemorrhoid usually does not hurt and blood is often found coating the stool rather than mixing with it. Better safe than sorry, check with your doc to see what you have. External hemorrhoids and fissures r pain in the _ _ _ but not dangerous, and can be treated. Good luck.

Dr. Jason Black Dr. Black
Internal Medicine
21 years in practice
Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California
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Over time does struggling to have a bowel movement cause rectal bleeding?

Probably: Very often straining during bowel movements can lead to flaring up of hemorrhoids or even small tears called fissures, both of which can bleed. But rectal bleeding should always be checked out thoroughly for other more serious possibilities.

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Dr. Marc Hirsch Dr. Hirsch
Family Medicine
48 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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Itching in rectum cause, no pain and no bleeding while bowel movement?

Itching in rectum cause, no pain and no bleeding while bowel movement?

Common: Itching is common. It might represent simple hemorrhoids or just the common itch that many people get. It is useful to use wet wipes after a bowel movement, followed by gentle use of toilet paper. You might experiment with your diet. Patients have cut certain foods out and it has stopped. Coffee may be a problem. If bleeding does occur, see your doctor. There are anti-itch hemorrhoid creams.

Dr. Mark Kuhnke Dr. Kuhnke
Surgery
36 years in practice
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
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I'm having rectel bleeding every time I have a bowel movement. Will hemorrhoids cause constant bleeding like im experiencing?

I'm having rectel bleeding every time I have a bowel movement. Will hemorrhoids cause constant bleeding like im experiencing?

Possibly: ..But don't assume that's the problem. You need to be examined, and be prepared to describe the volume, color, and characteristics of the blood. Be aware of any other associated symptoms. Now, call your doctor. Good luck.

Dr. Tracy Berg Dr. Berg
Surgery
28 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped. Afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. What to do to minimize potential bleeding? Have to go daily :)

Had an external hemorrhoid burst this morning, bleeding has stopped. Afraid that tomorrow's bowel movement will cause it to bleed again. What to do to minimize potential bleeding? Have to go daily :)

Care of hemorrhoids: Home therapy for hemorrhoids: bowel regimen (fiber, stool softeners, water, juice probiotics, laxatives to achieve two soft bowel movements daily), salves (prep h, desitin, (zinc oxide diaper cream) anti fungals), and hygiene (shower, hair dryer area daily). If this therapy fails to control hemorrhoids, then go see your doc. There are more medical therapies and safe surgical procedures.

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Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Why would a couple of doses of tripple bufferred aspririn always cause a couple of days of bleeding with bowel movements (long history of this)?

Why would a couple of doses of tripple bufferred aspririn always cause a couple of days of bleeding with bowel movements (long history of this)?

Live and learn...: Your "long history of this" repeatedly proves the point that Aspirin is a platelet inhibitor that promotes bleeding. The question is not will you bleed by taking "a couple of doses" of Aspirin but from where do you repeatedly bleed? There are many benign and malignant causes of bleeding that Aspirin can promote. Please don't delay further getting evaluated--go see your doctor this week.

Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc Dr. Pasniciuc
Internal Medicine
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Pharmacy 'Carol Davila'
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22 years old, I weigh about 100lbs. Light bleeding after bowel movements, possible causes and what tests should I ask for when I go into the doc?

22 years old, I weigh about 100lbs. Light bleeding after bowel movements, possible causes and what tests should I ask for when I go into the doc?

Tests: No worries about asking for specific tests, let the physician worry about tests. Common causes for bleeding after bowel movements are hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Sometimes the cause is never found. Rarely inflammatory bowel disease or tumors are involved in such symptoms. Make sure you have regular, soft BM's as constipation is almost always involved. Hydration and physical exercise are critical.

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham Dr. Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
26 years in practice
University of Kansas School of Medicine
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Dr. Hien Tran Dr. Tran
Pediatrics
11 years in practice
Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
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Dr. Phillip Frist Dr. Frist
Dentistry
42 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey - New Jersey Medical School
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What causes an anus to bleed during bowel movement?

What causes an anus to bleed during bowel movement?

Hemroids: This is the most obvious answer but not the only correct answer. Hemroids are enlarged blood vessels that can be fragile and bleed easily and also painful around the anus both externally and internally. But you could have a colon problem and the blood could be coming from there. See your doctor, he may want you to have a colonoscopy where they use a small camera ango up the colon and can check.

Dr. Yash Khanna Dr. Khanna
Family Medicine
53 years in practice
University of Lucknow, K. G. Medical College
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Dr. Chau Le Dr. Le
Family Medicine
11 years in practice
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I'm 40. In the last 1 1/2 yrs when I am not menstruating and I.have a bowel movement I bleed from. My vagina. Then. It goes away? What could cause that?

I'm 40. In the last 1 1/2 yrs when I am not menstruating and I.have a bowel movement I bleed from. My vagina. Then. It goes away? What could cause that?

Poss rectal bleeding: Are you sure it's coming from your vagina? It may be bleeding from your rectum. You can put in a tampon next time and see if the bleeding it coming from there. I'd suggest you see a doctor to take a look.

Dr. Charles Cattano Dr. Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
35 years in practice
State University of New York Upstate Medical University
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Hi I think I have a copper deficiency because I was taking zinc and now my bowel movements hurt, bleed, and cause hemorrhoids, is this accurate?

Hi I think I have a copper deficiency because I was taking zinc and now my bowel movements hurt, bleed, and cause hemorrhoids, is this accurate?

That's a stretch...: Sounds like you are too heavily relying on anecdotal supplements and lay advice. Recommend you get professional answers (more than your vitamin shop or buddy can provide). Bleeding is never normal, and deserves medical attention. Don't ignore it, and don't assume its just from hemorrhoids please. Get tested and appropriate help from your doctor.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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Bleeding after a bowel movement. Is this a sign of something?

Possibly: Rectal bleeding has a number of possible causes. Some are quite benign but others can be very serious. Possible causes include hemorrhoids, fissures, fistula, inflammation or infection of colon or cancer. Best to have an eval its more than a one time occurence.

Dr. David Drewitz Dr. Drewitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
23 years in practice
Medical College of Wisconsin
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Bleeding after a bowel movement. What does this usually indicate?

Bleeding after a bowel movement. What does this usually indicate?

Hemorrhoids: The most common cause of anorectal bleeding is hemorrhoids, however, there are a number of other problems that present as rectal bleeding and a examination is necessary to settle on the correct diagnosis and treatment. Be sure to see your doctor for an examination and work-up.

Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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I've been having bleeding after a bowel movement, what do you recommend?

I've been having bleeding after a bowel movement, what do you recommend?

Med eval.: For more than one time occurence - recommend medical evaluation.

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