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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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Is heavy vaginal bleeding the morning after having intercourse cause for concern? What could cause this? If I'm experiencing this, should I go to the

Is heavy vaginal bleeding the morning after having intercourse cause for concern? What could cause this? If I'm experiencing this, should I go to the

Spotting: Irregular bleeding is one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. Infections ; hormonal changes can cause spotting. If there is a concern for pregnancy then do a home pregnancy test . There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

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I am having a heavy amount of rectal bleeding during pregnancy. What could be a cause? Should I be worried?

I am having a heavy amount of rectal bleeding during pregnancy. What could be a cause? Should I be worried?

Hemorrhoids likely: During late pregnancy hemorrhoids can and do occur and bleed. However, there are other possibilities including polyps, infectious colitis etc. That need to be considered based on exam and history. Speak with your pcp or ob. ...Read more

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30 weeks pregnant with nausea after eating. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

30 weeks pregnant with nausea after eating. Is this normal or should I be concerned?

Nausea: Nausea is very common at any stage of pregnancy. When was your last blood pressure check? Any ankle swelling? What has your diet been like? The answers will help determine if this is just normal nausea with pregnancy or needs evaluation. ...Read more

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Cholecystomy two weeks ago. What causes black stool? Should i be concerned?

Cholecystomy two weeks ago. What causes black stool? Should i be concerned?

Blood: You should speak with the surgeon that did your case. Blood from above usually is the source of black stool. Given that you are two weeks out from your procedure, you should definitely let your surgeon know about this. ...Read more

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Bleeding after sex and fingering. What can cause this and should I be worried?

Bleeding after sex and fingering. What can cause this and should I be worried?

Need eval: There are many possible causes- including infections, uterine overgrowth, fibroids, cervical polyps and in extreme cases malignancy. The older you are -- the greater the concern for something more serious- thus you should see doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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I constantly have cramps wether or not I'm on my period. What are some reasons this could be occurring? Should I be concerned?

I constantly have cramps wether or not I'm on my period. What are some reasons this could be occurring? Should I be concerned?

IBS: 19 yo female w. constant abdominal cramps unaffected by menses. If previous invasive abdominal/pelvic procedure, then adhesions worrisome. W/O signs of UTI, pain from spastic intestinal muscles & irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) likely. IBS is dysautonomic/functional problem devoid of objective findings; see GI MD. Avoid GYN MD's, who often invoke a theoretical disorder they term,"endometriosis". ...Read more

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Hello i've been having brown smelly discharge after sex should i go see a doctor what could be the cause ?

Hello i've been having brown smelly discharge after sex should i go see a doctor what could be the cause ?

Good idea: In order to diagnose this correctly a clinical history and exam and exam of the discharge would be helpful. Go and be seen. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Blood from my vagina is orange, should I be concerned?

Blood from my vagina is orange, should I be concerned?

Color of blood is: Usually not a significant issue. However, if you have a change in color, texture, odor or amount of vaginal discharge ; problems such as pain, itching burning with urination or sex or redness/swelling then it is best to see your gynecologist for evaluation ; accurate assessment. ...Read more

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What causes lactating after not breast feeding for 9 months? Should i see my ob or is this something normal that can happen?

What causes lactating after not breast feeding for 9 months? Should i see my ob or is this something normal that can happen?

Galactorrhea: Milk letting is not exclusive to pregnancy and may happen due to medications. Also as part of low thyroid function and high prolactin. Consult with your physician promptly ! ...Read more

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What will happen at gyn appointment if i'm going while bleeding. I shouldn't be bleeding and cramping. This is not my period.

Bleeding: If you problem is related to excessive bleeding you can be evaluated while bleeding. We can determine how much or how severe the bleeding is at that point. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have bleeding from urethra. Cancer symptom, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding from urethra. Cancer symptom, should I be concerned?

See a doc: Bleeding in the urine can be due to many things, cancer included. I'm not sure how you know it's from the urethra, could be from anywhere in the urinary tract. Be it as it may, don't panic but do see a doctor for a proper evaluation. Best to you. ...Read more

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What it means to have brown urine and what I should be concerned about?

What it means to have brown urine and what I should be concerned about?

Testing: recommended to figure out the reason, whether it be normal, infection, blood, dehydration, among other things. See your doctor. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my uric acid count is always around 7.8. should I be concerned or is this normal?

What do you suggest if my uric acid count is always around 7.8. should I be concerned or is this normal?

Normal Uric Acid: Normal values range between 3.5 and 7.2 mg/dL. High levels can cause gout or kidney stones. A level of 7.8 is mildly elevated, so if you are not experiencing any symptoms, regular monitoring should be sufficient management. I hope you find this helpful! ...Read more

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I have bleeding during sex, why is this, should I be concerned?

I have bleeding during sex, why is this, should I be concerned?

Yes, this needs eval: A pattern of bleeding during or after sexual intercourse warrants medical assessment. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned if my leukocyte esterase result was 500 and blood number in urine was 25? If so what could be problem?

Should I be concerned if my leukocyte esterase result was 500 and blood number in urine was 25? If so what could be problem?

Infection: Elevated leukocyte esterase and blood in the urine can indicate infection. Hopefully your doctor sent the urine for a culture and sensitivity to find out the cause of the infection. ...Read more

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Should I be concerned about liver pain after drinking?

Should I be concerned about liver pain after drinking?

Yes, because: it could be alcoholic hepatitis. Other causes such as gastritis can cause similar symptoms. Depending on amount of alcohol, your doctor would probably want to get blood tests for liver functions, so you should go and see your doctor. ...Read more