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Blood After Defecation

Published: November 26, 2002
Dear TeenHealthFX,
When I defecate I find a lot of blood in the water when I am done and when I wipe. Should I be concerned? Thanks.
Signed: Blood After Defecation

Dear Blood After Defecation,

 

FX can see why you are concerned, but we cannot diagnose you over the Internet. You really need to get this checked out by your doctor soon.

 

Rectal bleeding is often due to a small cut around the rectum and is only of concern if it is for prolonged periods of time. Rectal bleeding can also be due to hemorrhoids, enlarged veins in the lower portion of the anus or rectum. Some common symptoms associated with hemorrhoids are rectal bleeding, blood in the stool, pain during a bowel movement, anal itching. Yet rectal bleeding can be signs of more serious conditions that only a doctor can diagnose.

 

Again, TeenHealthFX strongly urges you to see your doctor ASAP so you can get properly diagnosed and treated.

Signed: TeenHealthFX

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