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Blood after wiping, sore rectum

By Anonymous November 10, 2018 - 4:08am
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Hello ,
I’ve lately noticed that my stool is hard, after I poop my recrum is REALLY sore and there’s bright red blood when I wipe... also pooping itself really hurts. I don’t suffer from constipation. What could it be? Help please :(

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Hello, Anon. Thank you for posting.

Because digestion is a variable process, most people experience hard stools from time to time. Hard stools may also be a chronic problem for some people. You can have hard stools without being constipated. It's possible to have a daily bowel movement and still experience hard stools. You might be constipated if you have fewer than 3 bowel movements a week.

Have you changed your diet at all? Are you drinking enough water, eating enough fiber-rich foods and vegetables? Using a stool softer can also help short term. Stool softeners are over-the-counter products that serve to soften the stool and help to initiate a bowel movement. They reduce the amount of fluid that the intestines absorb, leaving more water in the stool.

The bleeding and soreness are likely caused by irritation (or a hemorrhoid) from passing the hard stools. But whenever blood is present it's best to see your doctor to be sure.


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