8 doctors weighed in:

Why would it hurt to poop? But there's no visible hemorrhoids

8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Kim
Surgery - Colorectal
4 doctors agree

In brief: Anal fissure

An anal fissure is a good bet.
Pain and possibly bleeding that is associated with a bm can be an anal fissure. It typically resolves, only to return at the next bm.

In brief: Anal fissure

An anal fissure is a good bet.
Pain and possibly bleeding that is associated with a bm can be an anal fissure. It typically resolves, only to return at the next bm.
Dr. Donald Kim
Dr. Donald Kim
Thank
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pain is not internal

Internal hemorrhoids usually present as painless bleeding.
Pain in the anus with a bowel movement is usually due to an anal fissure, with sharp tearing pain during a bm , and variable spasm pain after the bm. If you are having painful bm's, it is best to be examined by a colorectal surgeon and learn of options available to treat this.

In brief: Pain is not internal

Internal hemorrhoids usually present as painless bleeding.
Pain in the anus with a bowel movement is usually due to an anal fissure, with sharp tearing pain during a bm , and variable spasm pain after the bm. If you are having painful bm's, it is best to be examined by a colorectal surgeon and learn of options available to treat this.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Thank
Dr. Gregory Hines
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Constipation

If your bm is hard or large, it can cause pain.
You may also have internal hemorrhoids that you cannot see. You should be seen by your doctor if it continues, as it could also be inflammatory bowel disease.

In brief: Constipation

If your bm is hard or large, it can cause pain.
You may also have internal hemorrhoids that you cannot see. You should be seen by your doctor if it continues, as it could also be inflammatory bowel disease.
Dr. Gregory Hines
Dr. Gregory Hines
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, Surgery
27 years in practice
3M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors