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Bleeding from the back passage

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OrangePeels Fri 26-Aug-16 22:41:57

I'm so sorry for TMI. About a year ago I bled heavily from my back passage for about a day. It stopped. I put it out of my mind. On Tuesday I moved some heavy boxes - shoving with all my weigh. That night I had what can only be described as diahorrea but it was all blood. For around 4 hours. Since then around every 4 hours I expel a large amount of fresh blood. I can't see or feel anything unusual and there is no pain. Do I need to see someone or is it just a burst vessel? It just doesn't seem to be stopping. I'm just so embarrassed blush it doesn't hurt so is it fine?

OrianaBanana Fri 26-Aug-16 22:43:11

No - go and see a GP flowers

PurpleDaisies Fri 26-Aug-16 22:44:47

Yes you need to have this checked. The most likely cause is an anal fissure or some internal piles but it's important anything nasty is ruled out.

SecretSpy Fri 26-Aug-16 22:45:40

You need to see a doctor ASAP.

Don't be embarrassed, HCPs look at bottoms every day, it may be a harmless fissure or piles, or an infection, but it could need treating .

OrangePeels Fri 26-Aug-16 22:45:55

I thought you'd say that. I really hate the thought of seeing someone. Vagina? Not a problem! Bum? Cringe...

mando12345 Fri 26-Aug-16 22:46:04

Please phone 111 and get their advice, it could be nothing it might be something that needs treatment.
Please don't hesitate to do this, don't be embarrassed they've heard it all before.

ExitPursuedBySpartacus Fri 26-Aug-16 22:47:58

First time I met my new doctor she had to poke a finger up my arse. First thing on a Monday morning.

Oh how we laughed.

PurpleDaisies Fri 26-Aug-16 22:48:01

Sorry, to clarify no it isn't fine just because it doesn't hurt. You need to seek medical advice. Doctors are totally desensitised when it comes to talking about bums. Honestly, there's nothing to be embarrassed about.

If you're losing a large amount of blood every four hours you really should ring your out if hours GP or 111 for advice.

SecretSpy Fri 26-Aug-16 22:48:15

111 will not say it doesn't need seeing.

As an HCP, I don't find bums any worse than vaginas, if that helps at all wink

OrangePeels Fri 26-Aug-16 22:49:54

I can't phone 111 as I don't live in the uk. I live in the Middle East so I need either my husband or a chaperone to be examined by a male dr. My husband is away. There also isn't really a GP thing here so you usually see specialists. I actually have no idea who I'm supposed to see! I have great medical insurance just don't want to see several people for such a problem!

PurpleDaisies Fri 26-Aug-16 22:53:47

If you have to see a specialist it needs to be a gastroenterologist or colorectal surgeon who can look in your back passage.

It really is important to get checked.

PurpleDaisies Fri 26-Aug-16 22:54:45

How are you feeling apart from the bleeding from your back passage?

swooosh Fri 26-Aug-16 22:56:42

You need to see a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. They will likely perform a sigmoidoscopy to take a look. That does sound like quite a lot of blood to lose, I imagine it's probably a burst vessel or fistula but it needs looking at.

OrangePeels Fri 26-Aug-16 23:00:28

I feel absolutely fine! It is a scary amount of blood to look at. I'm an ex copper so I'm more realistic in how much blood there is rather than seeing it and panicking. I'd say between a tablespoon and an egg cup full each time. The tablespoon being more common.

OrianaBanana Fri 26-Aug-16 23:04:29

This site may be helpful www.nhs.uk/conditions/rectal-bleeding/Pages/Introduction.aspx

Please do get checked out.

OrangePeels Fri 26-Aug-16 23:07:11

I shall see someone in the morning. Thank you for all your advice.

AyeAmarok Fri 26-Aug-16 23:07:44

I had this the other day OP, about the same amount of blood. It's last two days, went away, then came back. It's really grim flowers

It's pregnancy related piles in my case due to pressure from the baby (30w pregnant), but I don't see how carrying boxes could cause the same damage to you internally so definitely get it checked.

Actually, at any stage did you have any boxes or heavy weight resting on your lower back? Or was your back pressed against something to help you push the weight?

OrangePeels Fri 26-Aug-16 23:11:38

I was pushing boxes across the floor with my full weight. I'm 14 stone so you can imagine how much the boxes must have been! They were full of books. I didn't pick them up or hold them in any way.

PurpleDaisies Fri 26-Aug-16 23:14:54

Good luck with the doctor op. Let us know how you get on. smile

mando12345 Sat 27-Aug-16 10:10:23

Good luck this morning OP, please do go even if the bleeding stops.

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