3 doctors weighed in:

No bm's for days;when bm comes, stool is hard at first, turns ribbon-like, then very soft, and then bright red blood. Many trips to toilet. Colonoscopy showed only benign polyp. What could cause this?

3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ipe Kalathoor
Internal Medicine

In brief: Constipation

Start taking stool softeners regularly.

In brief: Constipation

Start taking stool softeners regularly.
Thank

In brief: Constipation

What you may have is hard stools causing bleeding from internal hemorrhoids.
You need to talk to your gastroenterologist and review your diet, eat more fiber and take stool softeners. At your age bowel habits change so do you.

In brief: Constipation

What you may have is hard stools causing bleeding from internal hemorrhoids.
You need to talk to your gastroenterologist and review your diet, eat more fiber and take stool softeners. At your age bowel habits change so do you.
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Board Certified,
434K people helped
Continue
100,000 doctors available