butt blood

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Arieane asks:

Lately, when I use the bathroom, there is sometimes blood -- bright red blood in it. I know that means it's fresh blood. I went to the ER, and they said my white blood cells looked good after they did some lab work. I'm just wondering does that mean its NOT cancer? I hope so. I'm scared, I have a doctor's appointment coming up and I'm supposed to be having a colostomy. What else could they be looking for? Please respond. Thanks.

Dear Arieane,

First of all, you did the right thing by seeking out a real live medical doctor for advice. So many bright young lives have been snuffed out simply because they made the mistake of asking Poonurse for help...

Seriously: white blood cells "looking good" is kind of meaningless in this context. Did they mean the numbers looked good, or are your white cells kind of cute and pretty?

In all truthfulness, Arieane, MOST times in a normal, previously-healthy young person, rectal bleeding is most often due to a hemorrhoid (not always visible on the outside), a fissure (a small split in the anus, again not always visible to you) or other benign process. However, cancer cannot be ruled out except by going in there via a COLONOSCOPY (you said you were having a colostomy, which means diverting the colon to the outside of your body into a bag to collect fecal material -- a pretty drastic cure for rectal bleeding, if you ask me).

Good luck Arieane, and try not to worry. You get cool drugs during a colonoscopy -- I know, I have had three. So at least that part is fun. Let me know how it all goes. I am really, truly sending all the good wishes of PoopReport to you.

Please be advised that I am only a Poonurse. I am NOT a medical doctor. Any advice I give should be taken moderate skepticism. Please consult a REAL medical doctor if you feel you have a serious medical condition.

-- Poonurse

Poonurse is an RN with 25 years experience in labor and delivery. Her qualifications include seeing a lot of poop, and owning a computer. Also, she works in Michigan, which she calls the asshole of the universe, so that's another bit of credibility.

Got a question for her?

224 Comments on "butt blood"

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Yeah, I'd see a doctor, too. Don't know why they'd look at white blood cells other than thinking you had colon cancer, but I doubt if you do.
Blood tests can tell you everything or nothing. I have suffered from chronic pain and fatigue for seventeen years (and I am only 24) and the doctors kept giving me blood tests. All they discovered is that I wasn't anemic, my thyroid was working great, and there was nothing wrong with my pituitary gland. Years after all these stupid tests I learned that I had iron toxicity, something they do not routinely test for. In this case, like yours, blood tests are a fucking waste of time!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Jonathan Parsons's picture

When I Use the bathroom today My Stomach was upset and when I went to use the bathroom there was blood coming out of my butt, I Don't know if this is something serious or just a reaction to me being sick.

lori's picture

I had pollops removed when I was 18, I now have hemeroids and have a lot of bleeding. Can I cure it at home or should I see a Dr. Ohh I'm 36 now.

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Go to the doctor!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Ali's picture

Hi, i was reading cause i have blood in my stool too (alot tho, sounds like im peeing :-( )
I have had an enlarged thyroid that keeps getting bigger for over a; year now. I had a biopsy which came back benign, but ive always been worried. I thought ide ask because i saw above something mentioned about the thyroid. I dont have health insurance and have been holding off on going to the doctor. Can the bleeding be connected to the thyroid problem? Thanks

just some info's picture

Bleeding from the back passage is something that you should always see your doctor about, even if you are convinced it is piles or an anal fissure. The reason you need to be checked is that bleeding from the back passage can be a symptom of bowel (colon or rectum) cancer. If you don

??'s picture

is it really serious if u see red and if it happends often is it bad i am only 14

????'s picture

you all are scarying me so much is it anything bad or anything will go into surgery or will pills help me or will it pass ???

???'s picture

are hemroids serious ???

mollee's picture

Im 10 years old and this morning when i went poo blood was on the torlet paper so i wipped all the poo and blood was still coming out.I havent told anyone and im afraid thanks for reading this.

confused's picture

Yesterday I was sitting on the couch and there was blood where I was sitting it was on my pants and in my underwear. When I got up at 3 this morning I was also bleading pretty bad but it was not coming from the actual hole I have a mole there could that be causing the bleeding? Or is it something more serious?

Justin's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

Ok....i have had this going on for awhile now. I have had bright red blood when i poo sometimes. Not every time though. Some days it wont even happen at all. I have a past of a nervous stomach and pooing 2 - 3+ times a day. The first time i ever saw red was months back but it stopped after one time... now it is happening more frequently. and at times more is there then other times. It never has kept coming after i went to the bathroom. And as i said before its pretty bright red. Im only 18 years old.... please help me out, i havent told anyone but i have a doctors appointment monday.

dodo brown's picture

yo wat the hell is rong wit me i went to go take a sht and then every thing was good and then i got up to grab the tissue and the when i whnt to go sit down i saw a drop of blood and then i looked in the toilet and saw blood and the some ran down my leg but the thing is i dont feel a bit of painbefore afer ar duringthe sht and then i spreaded my cheeks and looked at them in the mirror ans saw blood on the side. yo wat the fuk is rong wit me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

B-RaD's picture

When i goto shit, i get paper and when i wipe, i see blood... but i only get when i shit. I never jus get it randomly while sitting @ computer or nething.. what the hell is wrong with me.

Sarah's picture
l 100+ points

pls help me,i'm 13 years old,and its so embarasing writing this.My dad passed away not so long ago,and i cant really talk 2 my mum at the moment about my problem.Today i went to the toilet as u do,and i felt constipated.It was harder than usual,i'v been constipated b4,but this time,little bit of blood came out. im so scared,what is it? am i in danger? I really need some reasurance can somebody give it me?? pls.

justin scott's picture

hey,wassup my name is justin scott and today i just had my first experence of hemroids. i am in much pain right. i had to stick these lil tube in me and sqeeze some clear stuff out.around my area has been a lot itching.i have not seen very much blood like the rest of you all but i have seen small drops.i never had this shit before so i'm new to what evers happing.i need to kno wwhat is white blood cells are. cause that what came out.

Melissa's picture
m 1+ points - Newb

I am only 12 and I just found out that my Grandpa is in the hospital right now because of rectal bleeding. My mom said he is getting a catscan, but I am really nervous that this is deadly or something? Do you know if he is going to be alright?

Anonymous Coward's picture

Listen dickheads... You seen what the man said right? haha.. You need to go to the damn doctor, get it figured out that way.. Why the hell are you all still here asking for help? I know im not going to help you... Besides I think sticking my finger in your bloody anus is something that really doesn't turn me on... then again if you were to scream maybe... But anywayyyyy..

Okay seriously.. The point is.. You need to go the doctor. It needs to be looked at. It doesn't matter about color variation.. Rarity of the situation. etc etc. If you have blood. Get it checked out, because this could be a hemorrhoid amongst other things, now here's the thing about that. A hemorrhoid if left unchecked. Could get soooooooooo bad, that when they do surgery on you. THEY'LL TAKE AWAY YOUR FUCKING HIP.. . . Mkay? Now.. Go to the doctor while it's just starting, okay kiddies?

Fart Poopie's picture
j 1000+ points

I agree with the previous statement made by the Anonymous Coward. If you see blood in your poop, toilet, toilet paper, etc, go to a doctor. Even if it's just a fisure, your anus is not the best place on which to have open wounds. Think of all the bacteria that live in that area. It would be like rubbing crap on a papercut. You're just asking for an infection.
Go get the problem taken care of, people.

JJ Unit's picture

Hey im jj and i just dicoverd that im peeing blood and i cant hold it in, is this serious may be an infectin???

Mel's picture

I just wanted to know how much blood should be enough to worry about. I mean on occasion over the years there has been blood but for the past monthe there has been blood everytime I have gone to the bathroom. Enough that it dripped onto my underwear a couple of times. it makes me nervous but I just wonder if I worry over nothing there are no other symptoms. Thank you.

Arriane's picture

hey people, im 14 and ever since i can remember (going back to year1) i have always had a problem with going to the toilet. i spend an hour in there everyday having a poo! i dont have constipation nor diarrhoea, it just comes out within that hour...i havent had any serious problems with tummy aches recently, i have had helicobacter pylori but it has cleared up. can anyone help me? is it just a psychological problem?? and is there anyway i can reduce my time in the toilet? and what are the right foods to eat to have a good poo? this may sound wrong, but where else is there to ask??

Anonymous Coward's picture

When I use the bathroom, I look at my urine and its red, why is that happening?

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

To you people with red or bloody urine, go to the doctor. This is a sign of a severe bladder infecion, or some other problem involving internal bleeding. Internal bleeding can be a life threatening situation and should be treated in an emergency room. There you have it, bloody pee people. And you butt blood guys, too.

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

Fart Poopie's picture
j 1000+ points

To Mel and anyone else who doesn't know when to see a doctor:
If you're posting and surfing online wondering if there's a problem with you because you saw blood in your t.p. or poop, then you need to go see a doctor.
If you're asking complete strangers whether or not to go to a doctor, then you need to see a doctor.
If your pee is any color other than yellowish, go see a doctor.

Anonymous Coward's picture

eep i don't want the kanker =/

potty master's picture

my poo smells bad. should i see a doctor :'(

The Shit Volcano's picture
Comment Quality Moderatorh 3000+ points

Listen to Fart Poopie, people! I'm tired of saying it over and over again. GO TO THE FUCKING DOCTOR!!!!!!!

I found Jesus! He was behind the sofa the whole time!

mie ling's picture

how can i stop my butt from bleeding? do i need to eat someting to make it stop?

Jasmine's picture

Im only 13...14 in early december....
ONCE about....7 months ago I had a teeny bit of blood come out from my anus....not much more than two tiny drops....and just tonight i wiped and i felt a bump..its REALLY small....but Im still concerned...could I have a hemroid or even cancer????
Please Im VERY concerned.

I have a name's picture

Come on kids... stop inserting razor blades up your arses!

worried's picture

i am quite worried because iam scared i have bowel cancer i think i had blood in my feces iam only 13 why

Worried & Unsure's picture

this morning when I woke up after feeling perfectly fine yesterday, I noticed a slight pain in my rectum, and I also noticed a small lump right on the side of my rectum, Ive never had problems with hemroids before nor has anyone else in my family that I know of. should I start taking stool softner and eating food that is high in fibers and give it about a week before consulting with physician.

john smith's picture

im 13 and there is no blood in my stools, but when i wipe my butt there is kind of a lot on the tissue. also it doesnt hurt at all to go to the bathroom is this a serious thing or not.

jane samuels's picture

im 14 and when i use the toilet lately my feces are a dark red colour and when i wipe my butt i get a redish colour then aswell. my stomache hasnt been too good but its round xmas time and i havent ben eating really good food for myself how do i stop this from happening and is it serous i am really worried?

ju ju's picture

I took a shit this mourning then I whipped my ass and it was blood on the toilet paper my stomac doesn't hurt or does my butt there isn't always blood just randomly

anonymouse bloody butt's picture

I am 4 months pregnant and today I have pooped 2 times and both times it stung just a little..both time there was blood, but not in the poop, just bright red blood. I have a doctors appointment soon and I plan on talking to them if the problem persists.

daniel's picture

when i poop i don't feel pain. When i wipe there is just a little bit of blood. not a lot though. then it stops bleeding. i try to poop fast so i don't lose a lot of blood. what it wrong with me man?

WORRIED & UNSURE 2's picture

I have the same thing as "WORRIED AND UNSURE (12.05.2005)" = anyone have an answer to that? I also have the small tiny lump and i don't know what it is... could someone PLEASE send a reply? is it cancer? an STD? WHAT? please help.. please..!

?????'s picture

hi iv been bleeding a lot of blood bright red and im in a lot of pain i have to sh**s and have some lil wight things on the end of my butt (and more) i typed all of them on the net and it came up with bowel cancer or colon cancer and it has me scerd i dont want to go to the docters just incase its nothing so can you help me?

Cracktacular's picture
l 100+ points

go to the doctor... don't wait, just go. If it's nothing you'll have peace of mind, if it's not you'll get help.

Crack kills

The Dumpster's picture
i 2000+ points

No! No!! A thousand times, NO!!! PoopReport CANNOT help you, except to urge you to use the sense God gave a screwdriver and go to the doctor, or even an emergency room!

This is a site for fun about poop, not for medical advice. Not to be unkind, but if you spend your time surfing the net when you're bleeding out of your asshole, maybe there is something to the theory of the survival of the fittest after all.


The Poo Informant's picture

I don't agree with the Dumpster's harsh language to these people that just want some advice. Yes, the site may have been intended as a funny site, but when it comes up on the top ten search results on GOOGLE when searching for "Blood, poop" ect. you've got to expect people with problems are going to come and post. And I’m sure you will get a hell of a lot more hits with this thread than you will get with word of mouth.

I will offer my own advice, which will make most of you rest easy, and reaffirm the Dumpster’s "GO TO THE DOCTOR" for some. I have had blood when I wipe, occurring off and on for years. I can usually tell when it is going to happen because there is a mild pain when I go that feels like a nut scraping when it comes out. In reality, there is no nut...I am just re-injuring a small tear that is on the outside of my rectum. There is never blood in my poop, only when I wipe. If there is blood in your poop, YOU NEED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR because something down the line, possible as far up as your stomach, is having problems. If there is blood only when you wipe, if you go to the doctor, he will probably tell you the same that mine told me some time ago...EAT MORE FIBER, POOP MORE OFTEN. You must try to keep things moving through so that the fecal matter does not get impacted and hard. This will allow it to move smoothly through as it’s supposed to without stretching to the point of tearing. Fruits, vegetables, salads (with fruit and vegetables in them), and Fiber Pills if you want a guaranteed fix will work fine. I found this page because this evening I had an excessive amount of blood, and I was just wondering if there is anything I could to fix this darn problem once and for all. I know I don't have colon cancer or any other kind of cancer...and I would guess that none of you do either. Colon cancer develops after a lifetime of neglect to the colon by eating a poor diet (too much fat and meat, not enough fiber and whole grains).

The consistency of your own poop is the most important sign your body gives you. It tells you if you body is functioning well and moving things through properly. It should be soft enough to not stretch your anus to tearing, and hard enough so that it doesn’t fall apart. You know your own body...you know that perfect crap that just makes you want to sing halleluiah! That’s your body telling you that everything’s OK. ANYWAY, back to the point...don't worry about a little hemorrhoid that bleeds every now and again or a little blood after you lay some cable (especially if it was some monstrously fat cable) You very most likely don't have cancer. If you had cancer you would have a lot of pain, feel very icky, and other things would be going wrong too. And another thing. If you think you need to go the doctor...DON't BE EMBARRASED!!!!!! Your doctor has seen it all, done it all, and put his or her finger in every hole 1000 times, and I'm sorry to say, yours is not special. Your doctor is there to help, and no question is embarrassing to them. They know when a subject is embarrassing, and if they are worth a damn, they will treat the subject it tenderly. If you don't want to tell your parents, tell them you need to go for some other reason, and then throw in your bloody bathroom experiences in as a side item...doctors are always happy to help ALL of there patients problems.

WHEW! I hoped that helped some people. Well, since this site is technical about poo humor, I guess Ill bring up an annoyance that I have with the modern poop disposal system. I have never heard anyone speak of this, but I KNOW it has to have happened to some other people out there (and no, I'm not talking about butt bleeding). Taking a doo directly over water only 6 inches away from the exit point has a major problem. If you let loose a short turd, by the time it reaches the water, it will be going nearly 150 miles per hour! No, maybe more like 2 mph, but still, IT’S MOVIN. When it hits the water, the laws of physics kick in, and a single droplet of water will shoot directly upwards in the opposite direction of the path of the turd, directly into the poo bay door that is just closing shut. I don't know what you anus reaction time is (ART in scientific terms), but mine is not fast enough to keep that nice little droplet of toliet water from shooting straight back YOU KNOW WHERE. They say that you absorb 100% of water you deposit into your rectum (they give people suppository if they can't take medicine by mouth...ravers do it too..GROSS!) So, whenever that happens..you might as well be drinking toliet water! UGH!! SICK!!!.. but true. My solution? You know those wax toilet condemns that you find in most public bathrooms? USE TWO...One for the seat, and one in the bowl. Give lake porciline a pool cover, and you poo will have a nice little trampoline to dampen its fall...like firemen catching a baby out of 5 story window. You just might save yourself a poopwater suppository, and a case of hepatitis.

The Dumpster's picture
i 2000+ points

Well, I did say "please"....

guy on period's picture

blood has been coming out my ass too. what does the doctor expect to feel inside there? think i can feel it myself? think a tampon will work to fix it?

snowy's picture

i have blood eveytime i wipe it scares me but at the end of the day you just gotta get out there and see the doctor

Anonymous Coward's picture

i think i have like 2 cuts in my anus...............thats what causing me and alot of yall to bleed.Trust me im as embaressed as ya'll to go to the doctor maybe even a little more. BUT, I HAVE TO DO THIS.THIS IS SOMETHING IN MY OPINION VERY IMPORTANT.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I'm 12 and a couple of weeks ago i had little drop of blood in my bum and just when i got home from school i went to the toilet and wiped my bum and there was a whole load of blood on it and in the toilet bowl too and now i feel sick and weak.im really freaked out help me plzzz???

wal-mart's picture

I have been going to the bathroom latley around 3 to 4 times a day and just about everytime i go there is blood in my poop, and also latley i have been having alot of chest pains like really bad chest pains, could the blood in my poop be doing this? Is it bad that i am only 18 and it is doing this? Also, my grandpa suffered from colon cancer and had to have his colon cut out, can i inherit that trait? Please write back A.S.A.P. because this is scaring me, and also i have constant gas latley i cannot stop farting for some reason, does this have anything to do with it? Write back Please!!

Ease Your Pain's picture

The last two comments are perfect examples of people who SHOULD go do the doctor. Small amounts of blood when you wipe sometimes is not a big deal, and can usually be fixed with a change in diet and other habits. But consistent blood along with any sick feelings is a NEED TO GO TO THE DOCTOR situation. It’s probably something that he can easily fix, but you must go. It is not likely cancer. Colon cancer generally doesn't form until you are 40 or older, and is usually the result of a lifetime of poor diet (lack of fiber, too much fat). If someone in your family had it, be sure to get a lot of colonoscopies and doctors can almost always remove anything life threatening well before it becomes a problem, as long as you catch it early. The people who die from colon cancer are the people who, for whatever reason, do not get regular colon checkups.

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