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What Causes Bleeding After A Bowel Movement
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
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.
Vaginal bleeding after bowel movements and sometimes after I pee. It IS NOT coming fromy rectum. What would cause that?
Not normal: I would go see ur gynecologist asap
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.
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.
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.
Med eval.: For more than one time occurence - recommend medical evaluation.
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