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Lately I have had to push to get a bowel movement started. Can forcing cause the colon to get irritated so blood appears on feces? Can it be hemmoroid

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: Hemorrhoids or not?

Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.
) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated sooner than later.

In brief: Hemorrhoids or not?

Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.
) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated sooner than later.
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