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Forum Name: Gastroenterology Topics
Question: bleeding during bowel movement
|jrowmu02 - Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:50 pm||
I am a healthy 20yr old man that is experiencing blood in my fecus during a bowl movement. This problem comes and goes. It usually occurs for about 5 days and then goes away for a couple of weeks. I don't feel any stomach pain before or after a bowel movement and I am not constipated. I don't know if this is a serious problem or something that will just go away. I eat healthy and drink plenty of water. I do drink alcohol in excess once or twice a week. Any information you could give me would be appreciated.
|Dr. Russell M - Mon Sep 27, 2004 11:10 pm||
Painless bleeding per rectum is usually due to hemorrhoids, although various other reasons like fissure/intestinal inflammation/polyp/trauma can be the cause. Hemorrhoids can be internal or external. It's the internal hemorrhoids that usually cause painless bleeding. If the bleeding is enormous or in between defecation, you may have to consult your doctor. Associated fever/stomach pain/nausea/vomiting/diarrhea should also alert you to seek help.
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