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Blood in anus no sexual intercourse?
17 doctors weighed in

Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
10 doctors agree
In brief: Not normal
Blood from the rectum/anus is not normal - ever. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids but you should get it evaluated by your physician just to be sure.
It could also be a fissure, infection, constipation, or worse - cancer. If there is a lot of bleeding or clots, go to the doctor or er asap. And, yes, anal intercourse can sometimes cause bleeding primarily by tears/fissures.

In brief: Not normal
Blood from the rectum/anus is not normal - ever. It may be as simple as hemorrhoids but you should get it evaluated by your physician just to be sure.
It could also be a fissure, infection, constipation, or worse - cancer. If there is a lot of bleeding or clots, go to the doctor or er asap. And, yes, anal intercourse can sometimes cause bleeding primarily by tears/fissures.
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Dr. David Doucette
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Needs evaluation
While blood in the anus can probably represent benign processes like hemorrhoids, any unexplained rectal bleeding must be evaluated by a physician to rule out the more serious conditions like a colon/rectal tumor or cancer.

In brief: Needs evaluation
While blood in the anus can probably represent benign processes like hemorrhoids, any unexplained rectal bleeding must be evaluated by a physician to rule out the more serious conditions like a colon/rectal tumor or cancer.
Dr. David Doucette
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Dr. Christopher Guzik
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Hemorrhoids
Blood from the anus particularly if it's bright red is often a sign of hemorrhoids.
Internal ones are generally painless, external ones can be painful. Also this could be a sign of a rectal or anal fissure or tear.

In brief: Hemorrhoids
Blood from the anus particularly if it's bright red is often a sign of hemorrhoids.
Internal ones are generally painless, external ones can be painful. Also this could be a sign of a rectal or anal fissure or tear.
Dr. Christopher Guzik
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Dr. Donald Lipkis
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
In brief: Likely hemorrhoids
Would need more history to give a complete answer.

In brief: Likely hemorrhoids
Would need more history to give a complete answer.
Dr. Donald Lipkis
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Dr. Joseph De santi
Family Medicine
In brief: Anal Awareness
Blood around the anus can be due to several possible causes.
A small tear called a fissure is very common following passage of hard stool. If you have hemorrhoids, which can be small and unnoticeable until they bleed, this could also be a cause. If neither of these apply, it is worth obtaining an examination. Tumors (both cancerous and non-cancerous) can bleed with normal stools.

In brief: Anal Awareness
Blood around the anus can be due to several possible causes.
A small tear called a fissure is very common following passage of hard stool. If you have hemorrhoids, which can be small and unnoticeable until they bleed, this could also be a cause. If neither of these apply, it is worth obtaining an examination. Tumors (both cancerous and non-cancerous) can bleed with normal stools.
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