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Is it possible to have a bowel movement and it cuts your anus and causes a pink color on the toilet paper after wiping, or should I be worried?

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In brief: Yes

Hard stool can injure the lining of the rectum and cause bleeding, this is called a rectal fissure.
Increase the amount of fiber in your diet (fruits, vegetables, whole wheat bread), can also use a fiber preparation like Metamucil, which any drug store can supply without a prescription. Rarely surgery is needed for long term fissures not responding to fiber.

In brief: Yes

Hard stool can injure the lining of the rectum and cause bleeding, this is called a rectal fissure.
Increase the amount of fiber in your diet (fruits, vegetables, whole wheat bread), can also use a fiber preparation like Metamucil, which any drug store can supply without a prescription. Rarely surgery is needed for long term fissures not responding to fiber.
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