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What causes bleeding after excretion? Should I be concerned?

What causes bleeding after excretion? Should I be concerned?

Hemorrhoid/fissure: The two most common causes of minor bleeding after defecation are hemorrhoids, which are swollen blood vessels, and a fissure, or crack in the skin lining the anus. A fissure can occur after passage of large, hard stool. Neither of these are likely to be serious. Keeping your stool soft with a high fiber diet or stool softener may help healing. If it persists, or is high volume or black see a doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more


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How long will i bleed after haveing my child? I just had my daughter 4 weeks ago and i'm still bleeding.I also got myy regular period ontop of that and im concerned about it cause its heavy like changing a pad every hour or so.

How long will i bleed after haveing my child? I just had my daughter 4 weeks ago and i'm still bleeding.I also got myy regular period ontop of that and im concerned about it cause its heavy like changing a pad every hour or so.

Every : Every woman is different. Typically a woman bleeds for about 6 weeks after childbirth. However, the fact that you are changing your pad every hour is concerning due to the fact that you may be anemic. Regardless, your doctor needs to be informed of the heavy bleeding. He/she may will likely want you to come in for a pelvic exam and testing for anemia. Best of luck. ...Read more

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I have been spotting/bleeding for 4 weeks. What could cause this? Should I see a doctor? Im getting concerned.

I have been spotting/bleeding for 4 weeks. What could cause this? Should I see a doctor? Im getting concerned.

See physician : Persistent spotting or bleeding in a woman with previously normal periods can be a sign of infection, uterine lining abnormality or hormonal imbalance. Your health provider can perform an exam and testing to help determine the cause of bleeding. ...Read more

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My doc isn't concerned, but what could be the cause of bleeding/spotting in between periods? Not heavy (like on periods)

My doc isn't concerned, but what could be the cause of bleeding/spotting in between periods? Not heavy (like on periods)

Hormones: Hormones are most common reason: estrogen and Progesterone not being in the right ratios to each other. Another reason would be weight gain/loss, heavy or thin. Thyroid could be another. ...Read more

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Had litho yest to break up kidney stones. Started my period morn of surgery.Concerned about bleeding, heavy flow. Can kidneys cause blood like period?

Had litho yest to break up kidney stones. Started my period morn of surgery.Concerned about bleeding, heavy flow. Can kidneys cause blood like period?

Likely unrelated: Any bleeding from your lithotripsy would be from your kidneys, end up in your bladder and through your urethra in the urine. This is completely separate from your menses, which is the lining of your uterus exiting your body via your vagina. ...Read more

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What causes black bleeding?

What causes black bleeding?

Black Stool: Black stools are normally due to bleeding in the upper GI tract, like esophagus or stomach.As blood travels down through the small bowels and large bowel it changes its colour from red to black.Black stools are called in medical term melena i hope your question of black bleeding was black stools. ...Read more