Since I gave birth, I often have rectal bleeding when making a bowel movement?

Hemorrhoids. It may be hemorrhoids. Many women have this due to pregnancy and pushing during labor. Hemorrhoids can happen with constipation. It's very common. Make sure you are drinking plenty of water and eating lots of fiber. If there is discomfort, profuse bleeding, concerns or other questions, you should consult your doctor for a closer look.

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Ever since I gave birth, I often have rectal bleeding when making a bowel movement. How do I treat this?

Constipation. This is a common complaint. Typically, it is related to dehydration with breast feeding, narcotic pain medications and inadequate soluble fiber. Drink extra water and get 30 grams per day of fiber. Consider stool softener if on pain meds. If persists, may have an anal fissure. Read more...

Rectal bleeding after bowel movement. What could this indicate?

Multiple causes. Anorectal disease, such as hemorrhoids, fistula, or fissure, and , of course, benign or malignant growths. You could also have bleeding from a small bowel abnormality called meckel's diverticulum. Other causes include diverticular disease or inflammatory bowel disease. If the blood is dark and not red, it could come from the upper GI tract, such as the stomach.Please seek an evaluation. Good luck. Read more...

Over time does struggling to have a bowel movement cause rectal bleeding?

Probably. Very often straining during bowel movements can lead to flaring up of hemorrhoids or even small tears called fissures, both of which can bleed. But rectal bleeding should always be checked out thoroughly for other more serious possibilities. Read more...
Straining. Can cause hemorrhoidal swelling or if the stool is dry and hard can cause a tear or fissure, both of which can lead to bleeding. Remember, no amount of bleeding is normal! get a thorough evaluation to make sure the constipation and bleeding is not due to some other more significant problem. Read more...

On and off rectal bleeding after bowel movement for the last 10 years. Should have seen a doctor?

Yes you should. You must see your doctor , any bleeding per rectum has to be considered as malignant till proven other wise by tests, even if it looks like hemorrhoids, march is colorectal cancer prevention month and you must see your doctor. Read more...
Yes. Assuming the pattern hasn't changed it is probably not serious, however since you are used to the bleeding, you would not be alerted to another more serious cause of bleeding. So, yes, you should be checked and have more serious sources of bleeding eliminated or diagnosed, usually by colonoscopy at the least. Read more...

What is causing to have an rectal bleeding in my bowel movement?

Hemorroids&OTHERS. The commonest cause is hemorrhoids but the other causes are 1 rectal and colonic polyps 2 inflammatory bowel disease like crons disease and ulcerative colitis 3cancer of the colon and rectum you need to have colonoscopy to find the cause. Read more...

On and off rectal bleeding after bowel movements for the last 5 years. What type of doctor do I see?

Pediatrician first. First the pediatrician after examination and evaluation will refer to right specialist if needed. Read more...
Several. As I have said many times before on healthtap...No amount of bleeding from the rectum is normal or should be ignored. See either a colorectal surgeon or a good gastroenterologist and see them sooner rather than later. This needs to be properly evaluated, specially if you are over 50 or are at risk for colorectal cancer.. Read more...

4 weeks post op from rectal prolapse surgery having rectal bleeding with bowel movements and bulge inside rectum. Is this a sign my sutures have bust.?

Make an appointment. Your surgeon needs to evaluate you. These symptoms could be low risk and temporary. They could be more ominous and your surgeon will be able to make the proper assessment. Please make that appointment. Read more...
Depends. There are several operations for rectal prolapse and it is unclear which one you had. However, in all cases you should not be seeing bleeding from the rectum. You need to return to your surgeon and have him thoroughly evaluate you. The sutures should not play a role at 4 weeks post op. Read more...
Doubtful. Depends on type of surgery. This is best evaluated by the surgeon who performed your surgery. Read more...