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I have blood coming from my rectum.what does this mean and what kind of a doctor should I see.

By Anonymous May 14, 2018 - 6:47pm
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I do not have trouble with my hemeroids. The blood is bright red. Should I be worried.

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Hello Anon.

Thank you for writing!

Bright red blood may be seen only on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl after a bowel movement – not mixed freely with the bowel movement. This type of bleeding is usually caused by hemorrhoids (piles) or anal fissure. A hemorrhoid is a swollen vein inside the anus. A fissure is a split in the lining of the anus. Otherwise, you might have an internal issue. We cannot know. See your doctor (your regular doctor for a start) who can tell you with certainty what is going on. A foam cream can help but I believe it by prescription only. There are also over the counter options that your pharmacist can help you with.

May 15, 2018 - 4:49am
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