News  |  Journals  |  Conferences  |  Blogs  |  Articles  |  Forums  |  Twitter   
 

 Headlines:

 
 

Doctors Lounge - Gastroenterology Answers

"The information provided on www.doctorslounge.com is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician."

Back to Gastroenterology Answers List

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

User avatar Hi!

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.

bill

|

Check a doctor's response to similar questions

 

advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)
 

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

 
     

 advertisement.gif (61x7 -- 0 bytes)

 

 

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us

 
Copyright © 2001-2010
Doctors Lounge.
All rights reserved.

Medical Reference:
Diseases | Symptoms
Drugs | Labs | Procedures
Software | Tutorials

Advertising
Links | Humor
Forum Archive
CME Articles

Privacy Statement
Terms & Conditions
Editorial Board
About us | Email

We subscribe to the HONcode principles of the HON Foundation. Click to verify.We subscribe to the HONcode principles.
Verify here