What must I do about bright red blood from a bowel movement?

Needs evaluation. Blood in stool, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed.

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I have had bright red blood from the vaginal area after a bowel movement, hysterectomy 8 years ago, only a few swipes of blood, happened 6x in 3 weeks?

Possible reasons. To spot after a bm 8 years after a hysterectomy include - a sore in the vagina, hemorrhoids, a growth on the urethra. If the cervix was left at the time of the hysterectomy then a polyp on the cervix could cause spotting. The best way to know is to get an exam from your doctor. Read more...

I have bright red blood and after bowel movement there is pain?

Could be. Anal fissure or hemorrhoid. Try warm bath soaks, drink plenty of liquids, add fiber to diet like metamucil, avoid constipation and straining. See a doctor soon if the problem persists. Read more...

When I have a bowel movement, there is bright red blood in with it, is it maybe what I am eating?

Maybe. If you have constipation and straining to have a bowel movements, you could have hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Need to drink more liquids, eat more high fiber foods, add extra fiber in the diet like metamucil, avoid low fiber junk food.. See a doctor for an examination to be sure the bleeding is not from something more serious. Read more...

What could bright red blood after a bowel movement be? This happens once every few months. I have had history of hemmroids

Hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are a common cause of rectal bleeding. Have you had a doctor perform an examination to identify hemorrhoids and rule out other possibilities? Read more...
Most likely . Hemorrhoids, but this is as a result of intermittent diarrhea or constipation/hard stools. Depending on your age and family/personal history a colonoscopy may be appropriate, discuss with your doctor. Read more...

38 f. Bowel movement with bright red blood. Seemed like it was from a hemmoroid. My area hurt all day yesterday. What should I do?

Get checked. Rectal bleeding should never be assumed to be something. There is nobody that deserves less than the best treatment. This starts with a proper diagnosis. Read more...
Don't worry! Your symptoms are quite likely from a small irritated hemorrhoid or perhaps an anal fissure, both of which should respond to soothing cream/suppositories, sitz baths and stool softeners to not further irritate the area. If it persists, worsens, get help and see your doc for a quick peek, reassurance and better options. Read more...

I am having bright red blood in the toilet after a bowel movement. Do I need to go to the e r? I feel like I am going but when done there's nothing but bright red blood in the water and after wiping

Yes. . Yes. You need to see a doctor for this right away. It may be something as simple as hemorrhoids, but it could also be much more serious. Bleeding like you've described could represent infection, inflammation, a vascular malformation, or a tumor. Though it often stops on its own, bleeding from the bowel can sometimes become very severe and can even be life threatening. If it does stop, that does not mean that the underlying problem is gone, so you should see a doctor even if this goes away by itself. Read more...

I've been having blood on the toilet paper for 3 days after I have a bowel movement. It's bright red. What are some possible causes? I'm scared

Possibilities... Blood in stool is a warning sign. Causes of bleeding may be predictable (e.G rectal trauma, fissure, hemorrhoids with straining), but evaluation is always appropriate. A rule of thumb (but not absolute): black stool means bleeding comes from upper GI tract; grape jelly stool from small bowel; silver stool from biliary tree; burgundy stool from right colon; red blood from left colon to anus. Read more...
Blood on paper. You have a source of blood loss, most commonly from hemorrhoids (h). You should be seen by a gastroenterologist to make sure you have h and not something else. If there are no h you will likely need a colonoscopy to rule out lesions in your colon. Good luck. Read more...
Hard bowel movement. In contrast to illnesses in which the stool itself is bloody, bright red blood on the toilet paper following a difficult bowel movement by moments to days is almost always the result of mechanical injury to the tissues around the anus. It's not a cause for concern. If this becomes a lasting problem, advice about diet or a stool softener may be a big help. Read more...

After reading symptoms, I think I may have Proctalgia fugax. I've had occasional bright red blood when passing a bowel movement too. Concerned?

Need EVAL. Blood from the rectum/in stool is NEVER normal. Get an eval asap with a GI dr. Best wishes. Read more...
See your doctor. Proctalgia fugax is idiopathic rectal or anal pain without underlying pathology. Any other cause would need to be ruled out, especially in light of your recent bleeding, which could indicate a different diagnosis. Good luck. . Read more...