Slight bleeding from bottom - help? Erk

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MyOtherCarsAPorsch3 Tue 25-Aug-20 17:16:52

Sorry in advance for the topic.

Anyway I have had this on and off for over a year. More off than on. Maybe about 3 or 4 times. And when I say bleeding, it's very slight indeed. I only notice it as I'm a toilet paper scrutiniser aka a symptom checker

It's bright ish red blood and only ever a trace or so on the paper after wiping. Never in the bowl itself

Anyway, lockdown appears to have flared up my health anxiety so I made an e-consult thing with the dr and she offered me a face to face appointment which was today

After an examination she said she couldn't feel anything and all was completely normal from what she could feel so it's not piles. She said she doesn't suspect anything sinister but she wants to cross the t's etc so she's referring me to have ' a camera up the bottom'

What is this exactly? And if it's not piles or a fissure then what is it?

Can't stress enough that most people wouldn't even notice it and I have no weight loss, change in bowel habits or anything like that

Of course I'm panicking slightly too!

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JinglingHellsBells Tue 25-Aug-20 18:12:24

Piles are not always 'feelable' if they are internal piles - would be very hard to feel them,

Dark blood is more dangerous as that can be caused by bleeding of a tumour, and the same goes for blood that's in the poo itself.

Is the blood there if you strain or any time you poo?

MyOtherCarsAPorsch3 Tue 25-Aug-20 18:22:23

Thanks for replying @JinglingHellsBells

No never in the poo itself that I've noticed and no drops of it or anything. And months go by and nothing on the paper. And then I see just a small trace on the paper and freak out!

She had a good feel about up there (lovely) and couldn't feel anything she said but that wasn't to say for definite it wasn't piles

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hastingsmua1 Tue 25-Aug-20 19:28:27

It could be a small cut in the area eg from vigorous wiping or from ill fitting area

hastingsmua1 Tue 25-Aug-20 19:28:39

Area should say underwear

MyOtherCarsAPorsch3 Tue 25-Aug-20 19:31:50

@hastingsmua1 yes you could well be right. Not the underwear as that's always comfortable but yes, small tear is perfectly feasible. I know it's not serious enough to be a fissure but a tear - maybe

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Spam88 Tue 25-Aug-20 20:21:28

Probably just tiny bit of bleeding from wiping? I get it sometimes. Like literally just a teeny spot on the paper?


MyOtherCarsAPorsch3 Tue 25-Aug-20 20:29:10

@Spam88 yes. It's a small smear of blood on the paper now and again. Not enough for a drop even!

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WorkinWomansBlues Tue 25-Aug-20 20:32:44

If it makes you feel any better, in my early 20s I had an awful experience when I bled rectally minute amounts for around a week and then one day, quite a large amount of very bright red blood, at work. (In the loo thank god).

Had an exam, cam etc... no cause ever found. Completely random, and never happened again after that.

Bodies are weird.

hastingsmua1 Tue 25-Aug-20 20:36:47

Maybe you had a small tear and it never completely healed as on occasion, wiping/clothing friction/sex etc caused it to re-tear before it properly healed? Might explain why it’s on/off.

I think you should treat the area carefully going forward, possibly switch to wet loo wipes for a bit?

MyOtherCarsAPorsch3 Tue 25-Aug-20 20:59:05

@WorkinWomansBlues that is reassuring thanks. And good to hear you never had issues since

@hastingsmua1 I use wipes anyway but I think you could potentially be right. I think it could well be a small tear somewhere, not bad enough to be a fissure but just there from time to time

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AlviesMam Tue 25-Aug-20 21:13:26


I've had this a few times! Never thought nothing of it. Just assumed it was a slight tear/ wiping to hard or an internal pile haha.

Normally when it's fresh red blood it isn't anything sinister. Xx

Torvean32 Tue 25-Aug-20 23:51:50

A fissure is a small tear. They often reopen if a person is constipated, or if you really strain when opening your boweks

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