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Why does my bottom bleed when I poo?

(20 Posts)
PuppyLoves Mon 24-Aug-09 17:49:49

Quite often after a poo there is a lot of blood.

What could cause this?

PuppyLoves Mon 24-Aug-09 17:50:14

*quite a lot

sausagetits Mon 24-Aug-09 17:50:56

Could possibly piles but getting it checked by the GP seems like the most sensible thing to do. Poor you.

sausagetits Mon 24-Aug-09 17:51:11

possibly be piles

PuppyLoves Mon 24-Aug-09 17:52:58

Really not keen on going to the GP. I know I should but I'm more of a 'wait and see if it gets worse' kinda gal

squeaver Mon 24-Aug-09 17:57:50

No no, you really should go. It's a symptom of bowel cancer. Which I'm sure you don't have, but the GP will say you did the right thing going in.

vinblanc Mon 24-Aug-09 17:59:51

Unless you know that you have had a 'big one' recently that has cause you to have an anal fissure, you should go to the toilet.

If you have a fissure, you will probably have stinging as you reopen the wound, and then have bright red blood. Not straining is the best way to fix this.

vinblanc Mon 24-Aug-09 18:00:11

I mean, you should go to the doctor - not the toilet.

BertieBotts Mon 24-Aug-09 18:02:45

You must get this checked out - it's probably something harmless but much better to be safe. If you wait until it gets worse and it is something bad then it might not be treatable.

PuppyLoves Mon 24-Aug-09 20:15:44

It is bright red so its probably a fissure

AmazingBouncingFerret Mon 24-Aug-09 20:18:13

Could be internal piles.

PuppyLoves Mon 24-Aug-09 20:27:59

Any other symptons of internal piles?

About a year ago roughly (maybe less) my bottom really really itched, drove me crazy. I treated it for worms but it didn't work and carried on itching. Used to drive me crazy at night. Then it stoppped, itches now and then but nothing like it used to.

Do these symptons point to anything in particular?

Plonketyplonk Mon 24-Aug-09 20:33:52

You must get yourself checked out. I have bright red blood sometimes and it's a symptom of colitis. It could be any number of things including piles. Don't leave it!

GoldenSnitch Mon 24-Aug-09 20:36:21

My Grandmother died of bowel cancer so when I started bleeding bright red blood after poos, I went and got it checked within a few weeks.

It was slightly embarrassing but the doctor was very nice (had seen it all before a hundred times I bet) and diagnosed piles by just *TMI Warning* pulling my cheeks apart a little and having a look - no internal examination required at all.

He gave me some supositories to use after each bleed and they cleared up within a week.

It's really too easily treated to not do anything about. Once it's fixed you'll wonder what you were waiting for!

I suggest you read this.

AmazingBouncingFerret Mon 24-Aug-09 20:38:33

the itching could also be a symptom of internal piles. I had the same symptoms years ago and went to see the nurse rather than the Dr (dont ask me why that was less embarrassing, for some reason it was!) and she said internal piles.
Best to get it checked out.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 24-Aug-09 20:40:02

No point being embarrassed in your coffin.

Harsh but true.

Get yourself to the doctor tomorrow.

PuppyLoves Mon 24-Aug-09 21:31:36

I doubt I'll get an appointment tomorrow but I will phone tomorrow and book the next one available.

Thanks for the link cruel. It has made me think differently as it mentioned altered bowel movements and recently I cannot seem to handle anything spicy. Goes straight through me and gives me almost instant diarrhea (TMI sorry)

So I will book, thanks everyone smile

ThingOne Tue 25-Aug-09 21:08:32

Good to see this puppyloves. I've had rectal cancer. And secondaries in my liver. I've been ill for two and a half years and am not finished yet. All because my symptoms first appeared when pregnant so were masked even though I did keep mentioning it to my GPs.

Do not hesitate to share all the gory details with your GP grin.

FabBakerGirlIsBack Wed 26-Aug-09 12:23:37

Puppyloves -have you been to the doctor?

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