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What does bleeding from the anus mean?

What does bleeding from the anus mean?

Many things: Bleeding from your anus could be from cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, hemorrhoids or some kind of trauma to the anal area to name a few. A direct visual exam and digital rectal exam or anoscopy are useful initial tests, and can be performed by your primary care doctor. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more


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Please explain what does it mean if you're bleeding from the anus?

Please explain what does it mean if you're bleeding from the anus?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding may be the results of hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, polyps, cancer, trauma or infection/ inflammatory condition. Please have this evaluated. ...Read more

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What does it mean if when I go #2 my anus hurts really bad, bright red bleeding occurs and bright red blood on my stool? And how to treat it?

What does it mean if when I go #2 my anus hurts really bad, bright red bleeding occurs and bright red blood on my stool? And how to treat it?

Fissure: This could all be due to an anal fissure that hurts and bleeds with a bm. Another possibility is a thrombosed hemorrhoid. Get examined and in the meantime apply warm soaks and use glycerin suppositories to lubricate the anal region. Take a stool softener so that stool won't be too hard. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my anus is bleeding during bowel movement?

Hemorrhoids&others: Bleeding from the rectum during bowel movement can be from hemorrhoids as this the most common cause of bleeding from anus.
The other causes are
anal fissure
rectal and colonic polyps
cancer of colon or rectum
diverticuar condition
if you have fresh blood in stool you need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Had a speck of blood after pooping. I have flesh sticking at the entrance of my anus. Does this mean I have a clot or tear? Will it bleed everytime?

Had a speck of blood after pooping. I have flesh sticking at the entrance of my anus. Does this mean I have a clot or tear? Will it bleed everytime?

Maybe and maybe: Many things can cause a small amount of rectal bleeding. Some also have some swelling. You did not mention pain. The most common cause of small volume painless bleeding is internal hemorrhoids. These tend to get worse and better depending on your diet and stools. Increase your water and fiber intake to keep your stool soft. If it does not improve in 1-2 weeks then see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can be the cause of bleeding from the anus, I am a moderate smoker and drinker?

What can be the cause of bleeding from the anus, I am a moderate smoker and drinker?

A number of causes: There are numerous causes of bleeding from the rectum ranging from self limiting and benign to serious. Generally in a 22 yo it tends toward the former. If persistent or recurrent that can only be determined by a physical examination by your physician. ...Read more

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Why I had a bleeding from my anus?

Why I had a bleeding from my anus?

Not sure: Possible reasons include hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, cancer, or inflammatory or infectious diseases of bowel. Please get eval. ...Read more

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Want my anus to stop bleeding at entrance will it stop?

Want my anus to stop bleeding at entrance will it stop?

See a doc asap: It is hard to know what the cause of your bleeding is. It could be a hemorrhoid (either external or internal) or an anal fissure (especially if there is a painful sensation like a paper cut at your anus) or it could be bleeding from something inside your colon. If you're bleeding a lot, you should go to the ER now and get it checked out. ...Read more

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I'm 3 months pregnat and bleeding from my anus?

I'm 3 months pregnat and bleeding from my anus?

Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are common in pregnancy, and bright red blood is a common indicator of having them. Do your best to reduce constipation: liberal fiber and fluid intake, occasional stool softeners, and a Folic Acid supplement to replace your iron-containing prenatal vitamin (or alternate the two). Use of hydrocortisone-containing creams may also provide relief. ...Read more

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Bleeding in stool and anus pain?

Bleeding in stool and anus pain?

Hemorrhoid: It is most likely a hemorrhoid or anal fissure, but if it is ongoing should be evaluated to make sure there is not something more serious like an abscess or cancer. ...Read more

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What causes bleeding from a the anus of a three year old boy?

What causes bleeding from a the anus of a three year old boy?

Varies: This can be as simple as a fissure in the anal opening due to hard or bulky stools. This produces bright red blood in small amounts on the surface of the stool. If darker to purple and mixed in with stool, it could be an infection. It could be something as offensive as trauma from sexual abuse. ...Read more

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I have bluish bumps on my anus that are bleeding and its hurts?

I have bluish bumps on my anus that are bleeding and its hurts?

Hemorrhoids: Those bluish bumps are most likely hemorrhoids, varicose rectal veins. The most important thing is to keep your poops soft by eating a lot of vegetables and fruit and drinking water. You might need to also take a fiber supplement and use a stool softener at least for a while. Here's a link to more information: http://www. Fascrs. Org/patients/conditions/hemorrhoids/. ...Read more

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Can there be any health risks in having public toilet water in contact with a bleeding anus?

Can there be any health risks in having public toilet water in contact with a bleeding anus?

Not likely.: If you mean a few drops of water from the toilet flushing then the answer is not likely. Any open wounds or sores are always predisposed to infection. But if you cleaned yourself well after using the toilet then you should be ok. What I would be more worried about is why you have a bleeding anus? Hemorrhoids? Laceration? Ulcer? ...Read more

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I fingered my girlfriends anus and it started bleeding and she says it doesn't hurt but im freaking out, will she be alright?

I fingered my girlfriends anus and it started bleeding and she says it doesn't hurt but im freaking out, will she be alright?

Yes and not pregnant: Hi Stephen434
Closely clipped fingernails are easier to keep clean and less likely to damage delicate tissues. Or use a finger cot. The anus is generally a healthy place, and a small scratch or cut will generally heal. Maybe a little antibiotic ointment applied gently twice a day. I'm sure your girlfriend will appreciate concern, but freaking out doesn't help. ...Read more

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Took 4 month old sons temp rectally. Now his anus is bleeding, but I don't know what I did? Should I take him in to be seen? Or what should I do?

Took 4 month old sons temp rectally. Now his anus is bleeding, but I don't know what I did? Should I take him in to be seen? Or what should I do?

Anal fissure: It would be unusual to cause rectal bleeding with a rectal thermometer. Be sure to use Vaseline on end of thermometer for lubrication when using it. If he has constipation or hard stools, he may have a tiny tear, like a paper cut size, that causes bleeding when touched or when passes bowel movement. Use Vaseline on rectum 2-3 times a day for few days, if no resolution, see MD. ...Read more

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I have something around my anus feels like a ballon and smooth around 1 CM or less, its external not gettin bigger no pain nor bleeding, wts this?

I have something around my anus feels like a ballon and smooth around 1 CM or less, its external not gettin bigger no pain nor bleeding, wts this?

Probably: An external hemorrhoid although they are usually associated with some pain and ocassionally bleeding. Could also be a small cyst or lipoma. Best to get it checked by a colorectal surgeon. ...Read more

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21, male. 1 mushroom like polyp (not sure) less than 1cm very close to anus. I twisted it. It fell off with little bleeding, no pain! Any problem'll occur?

21, male. 1 mushroom like polyp (not sure) less than 1cm very close to anus. I twisted it. It fell off with little bleeding, no pain! Any problem'll occur?

Probable skin tak: It sounds most like a pedunculated (with a stalk) skin tag. These are almost always benign, however you should have a doctor look at it to be sure. ...Read more

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I've had jock itch for about a week or so and probably close to a week I've had bleeding around my anus and from my anus although I am unsure. Is this?

I've had jock itch for about a week or so and probably close to a week I've had bleeding around my anus and from my anus although I am unsure. Is this?

Go see your doctor: This really needs to be reviewed by a doctor. This could be as simple as candida and hemorrhoids or something much more complicated. ...Read more

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I have haemorrhoids and it's bleeding. Have swollen anus as well. What would u recommend?

Warm baths: Hemorrhoids are the most common 'disease' of humans the veins of our anus swell.
Warm baths with epson salts help reduce swelling. A mild cream like anusol sooths the area.
If swelling and bleeding persists, do see a doctor. If needed, in office procedures like 'banding' or 'infrared coagulating' can be used. Surgery is a last resort, but other procedures do help. Peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Bleeding and bruising on anus any help would be great?

Bleeding and bruising on anus any help would be great?

Need check up: Pl schedule a visit to your doctor or go to urgent care to get the area checked out to see if there is bleeding from anus, which may mean something or only from local outside skin, which could be from pressure sore etc ...Read more

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How surgeon will check me for anus bleeding and what she ask?

Initially, ...: By talking with you about your bleeding and other symptoms, followed by an external visualization. He may examine you with his finger, and further tests will depend on those results. ...Read more

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I've had strep throut for a week now I'm bleeding from my anus?

I've had strep throut for a week now I'm bleeding from my anus?

Unrelated: Cannot imagine how a strep throat would result in anal bleeding. Bleeding of this nature is usually from hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, but you should see a doctor and be examined to be sure that nothing more serious is going on. Best wishes. ...Read more

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