recurring blood in poop

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Leah asks,

I have had poop in my blood from mid-December last year to the beginning of March. When pooping it was VERY painful... so much so that I literally cringed even at the thought of pooping. Anyways, I finally went to the doctor to see what was up. She did her probe and declared me perfectly healthy, but gave me some medication to see if it would reduce the pain and the blood. It did. But since I've discontinued the use, I've started to poo blood again and it hurts a LOT. Has this happened to anyone? Does anyone have any idea what's wrong?





Poonurse responds:

Do you have poop in your blood, or blood in your poop? Very different problems.

If you have the former, I would say you are in deep doo-doo, no pun intended. It is very hard to get poop out of your blood.

If the problem is the latter, I would advise you to start back on the medication your doctor gave you for this problem. See if you can't find out what the ACTUAL NAME of your condition is, from your REAL DOCTOR. This would go a long way towards helping me give you some advice.

Let me know what it is when you find out, and I'll see if I can offer any help.





Leah writes back,

The medication my doctor gave me is called Proctomyxin HC. I was to apply it morning and night and after every poop for ten days. I did all of this as instructed. My doctor thought it was a cut that I had "in there." The medication started to work, but not after one huge poop of blood. It was on my poop, I think, although I didn't excatly pick up my poop and open it up. After this terrifying incident, it went away -- both the pain and the blood. It stoped for the duration of my ten days, and I was a happy pooper. Since then, I've discontinued the medication (as instructed), but the blood has now returned, along with the pain. But, if this makes sense, the pain has moved to a different area in my rectum. But it hurts just as much!





Dear Leah,

As you know, I am not a doctor. But it sounds like you possibly could have a rectal fissure, which is like a tiny tear in the lining of the rectum. It can cause pain and rectal bleeding such as you describe.

But I must tell you that beyond following a high fiber diet and drinking tons of water (these make the poop easier to pass and less likely to keep irritating your rectum), you REALLY NEED to go back to the butt doctor and report that your symptoms have returned.

If you have a family doctor treating you, ask for a referral to a gastroenterologist. They specialize in these kinds of problems. But do go back.

Thanks for asking Poonurse!

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.

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310 Comments on "recurring blood in poop"

sLuMs's picture

Hey, yeah I've been pooping blood lately. It seems like every other time I poop my t.p. is covered with blood. I've done some research on it but i'm not for sure. My poop is bright red, which is a great sign from what i've read. I think I have an anal fissure, but it's been happening for about 6 months. It was bad at first, and then slowed down alot, and I just started too poop alot of blood now. I wouldnt say anything close to a cup of blood, but maybe a 1/4 cup of blood.

Anonymous Coward's picture

okay... so today i went poo. and usually i have it pretty easy when i go, cause it just comes out. but for the past few days i haven't really been going as much, and maybe it's because i haven't been eating very well. but anyway.. today i went, and it took me a few minutes to go, and when i was done, i looked in the toilet, and saw a little blood clot at the end of my poo. [what the heck was that?!?] so i wiped myself and found light blood on my toilet paper. i've found light blood on my toilet paper before, but i'd just ignore it and hope that nothing was wrong with me. but when i saw the blood clot, i panicked! what should i do? i dont want to go to the doctor and have them, examine my poo.

Anonymouss's picture

I just wanted to let everyone know that if you have had blood in your poop for a long period of time there might be a chance of becoming anemic. I had that problem for a couple months and ended up losing enough blood to be diagnosed with anemia. So if you start feeling symptoms of anemia be sure to let the doctor know what's been happening. I swore to never tell anyone about how there was blood in my poop. It was one of my biggest mistakes. I just recently got blood drawn in August so the doctoe was able to determine that I didn't have anemia. So I ended up having to get tested for diabetes which resulted in me losing even more blood and feeling terrible. Finally when that came up negative, I was back in the doctor's office when he made a statement that they were going to do more tests since anemia was ruled out considering I haven't had any problems with blood in my poop or anything like that. I finally admitted to it and was re-tested. In 4 months I was able to develop anemia just because there was blood in my poop. So if you've been feeling weird lately check out this website http://www.anemia.com/about_anemia/symptoms_anemia.jsp

Anonymous Coward's picture

i have had little blood in my poop. its not much and its not really bright red. its in the poop so you can immediately see it. the poop has a red hue to it though. should i worry?

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If it continues, definitely!

It's so sad that people are afraid to call a doctor about blood in their poop. If it was blood in their eyes, ears, or nose, they would call immediately. Damn social stigmas, damn them!!!!
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TAKE A BREATH!'s picture

Yes, most of you are probably really freaking out right now. And those of you who are scaring everyone stop; it does not exactly help. I too suffer from rectal bleeding and I'm fourteen going on fifteen. My best advice to many of you; just check it out with the doctors. At your next check-up, bring it up. Chances are to those teens out there, it's probably hemmoroids or a rectal tear from constipation. Drink water and eat healthy; exercise! Try soaking your anal area in warm water also. If this does not help; just go to the doctors or tell your parents. Your parents probably had this before too! Don't be ashamed or scared! Colon cancer is pretty rare if your under 17 years old. There is about millions of other worse things that could happen! Or; ask a friend. You can say something like, "My sister is complaining about blood in her poop" or "my friend..." or whatever. Chances are some of your friends had this too! I'm going to tell my mom to set up a physical exam appointment for me and you should too! Take a breath everyone; the added stress won't do you any good. Just go check it out; the worst thing is not knowing so get it over with! Teens should not have the added anxiety of dying or having cancer! SEE A DOCTOR, and tell your parents! It's not THAT embarrassing.

Anonymous Coward's picture

I HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH IBS, (IRRITABLE BOWL SYMDROME)... AND I HAVE BLOOD WITH MY POO... I AM JUST WONDERING IF THIS IS TO DO WITH THE IBS OR IS AGAIN ANOTHER PROBLEM THAT I HAVE TO DEAL WITH???

spiraloflife's picture

i would just like to say for about a week ive been taking a crap and theres been some blood in it, and when i wipe i whipe blodd, and it is quit a fair amaount, anyone know
i just wanna go on here and see if anyone knows anything bout it before i go to a doctor.

Kelly's picture

Im 20 and my problem started about a year ago, i would get so constipated that it would wake me up with the worst stomach ache ever then go poop after crawling to the bathroom damn near. then went away for awhile came back after a basketball trny. i had to poop before but said screw it and waited till lata that night. i pooped and it was huge and at the end blood came out about a pop bottle cap full. then i got very nervous and considered. after that i went to a dumb ass doc that though diverticulous but there is no history and im 20. ever since then i have had pain in my side small and only whne i get blotted or have to poop but its been goin away, all this time i have had about a Q-Tip point of blood on my poop occasionally. i will take any comments i cna get, im kinda a Hypochondriac also... I get pretty nervous. o and there is two deaths on my moms side her mom and grandma died of colon cancer.....? im only 20 so i think i em fine but dont know...

BigMIke's picture

I have been pooping blood for the last week or two. Before that I had really bad dihareia that would hurt. Now i have poop that has blood inside it. Like you can see the little bits of red in it. And then when i wipe i see blood. It hurts too. Im freaking out and don;t know what to do.

Concerned's picture

I have blood in my poo but their isnt really any pain till I go to wipe and it hurts sort of like a rash im 16 and ive already told my dad he said it could be hemroids or something he said it used to happen to him all the time and this has been happening for a few weeks now not as bad all the time but im gonna try changing my eating habits for a while and see if their is any changes I did recently go to a party and I have been drinking alot of booze and ive only been eating Junk food like Mc Donalds but ill see how it goes and if its still bad in a week im going to the doctor

John (20)'s picture

About 4 months ago, i noticed blood on my poo. When i would poop, it would feel like i was pooping razor blades. Then afterwards i couldnt sit down. The only cure i could seem to find was to stand for about an hour. I still have the same problem, and dread having to poop each and every day. Aside from the above symptoms, i have noticed a small skin growth right next to my butthole. its about the size of a pea or a little smaller. i was hopeing that it would go away, but it hasnt and i need help!!!

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Hemorrhoid.
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or leeches.

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Young kiwi's picture

Hello, I am a 16 year old female and i have a problem when it comes to passing poo. I get terrible pains inside my stomach area and i am forced to rush to the toilet. The difficulties of going to the toilet change on a regular basis. But recently everytime i go for a poo there is more blood in the toilet bowel then anything else.

This used to happen when i was younger. But even then i didnt tell anyone. It is a secret that i have lived with. Too afraid to tell my mum or make an appointment with the doctors.

Please give me some information to help clarify this issue. Or simply tell me what it is.

Yours sincerly,
Young Kiwi

Ouch Help's picture

I have been pooping blood for a long time now, Almost a year. But just now it was enough to make me search for help. I used to be on large large amounts of pain killers for my back, which clogged me up and caused me only to shit about twice or three times a week, so anyways, I thought it was the pills, so im off them now, but I'm on Suboxone which is an opiod still that blocks other opiates ( I'm trying to stay off the oxy's), and I think it still causes me to get constipated slightly, I mean I go, but its usually perfect condensed balls, and when sometimes I havent gone in a while it's so hard to go, and so painfull and when I finally squeeze it out, its bloody, it hurts so bad too. I'm afraid to tell my doc, I dont wanna get examined, I see someone wrote about a medication to help, Im sure what I have is a rip in my poop shoot, but again I dont wana get checked for it! I rather just get the meds instead. Anyone have any luck with going to docs with the problem? all I see is people complaining on here and no results.

pomme's picture

i had that poop and blood together 3 times like once in one month... and i my poop wasn't soft but hard and i think i got a cut from it thats y ther was blood. i guess we should drink more water and take more fiber so it could be more easier... don't u all think so?

Anonymous Coward's picture

Ya I have the blood everytime I go but I am having trouble going poop but their is lots of blood and everytime I go to the doctor they keep saying if it does not stop in 2-3 weeks then go back I am really getting fusterated don't know what to do

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I'm glad this site exists, even if it was originally meant for a laugh. It shows everyone that you are not alone...pooing blood has happened to alot of people and this means that to a doctor your examination is no more uncommon than checking if someone for a cold.

If you still live with your parents, you don't need to tell them your pooping blood- you could tell them (in a "i feel so sick" voice) that you really don't feel well and that it would be good to see a doctor. Most parents would rush you to the doctor strait away...maybe even heat yourself up a bit so you feel feverish.

Then when you get to the doctors, tell your parents that you are now mature enough to go in by yoursel (as long as the doctor can be trusted) and make it clear if you do not want to be examined internally. At least getting it out in the open should make you feel a little less anxious and the doctor can tell you if it is something really serious.

Reading all the comments from knowledgable posters ther is one message. SEE A DOCTOR. no need to tell the whole world, just tell one doctor and it can be just between you and them and you'll be safe.

Blood Pooer's picture

I poop blood too, MY Guess is that everyone here has an acute form of hemorrhoids. Which is usually caused by trying to force your poop out when you are constipated. When you force you begin developing more veins around your anus/rectum area. So next time you don't have a high fiber poop, it tears a vein and begins bleeding.

Keep a high fiber diet everyone.

Blood Pooper

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wow...theres a lot of ppl who has pooping problems...i went to the doc todai n she told me if there is no blood 'in' ur pooh then its nothing to worry about but she told me to drink LOTS of watter n eat LOTS of fruit (that makes ur pooh softer...well..i think)...but i forget to tell her that i sumtimes feel like vomiting, dizzy and i have pain in tummy n im sure that its not PSM....but...she did tell me, if it doesnt stop..cum bak to her

Red Shit Rocket's picture

I shit bllod every time I shit The toilet fills with bright red soup each and every time I shit its kinda funny until you smell how bad it is and relise its inside you and your actually shiiting out this red sludge.

I dotn think I have much more time as I haven tseen a doctor and dont care to. Im just worried they will find me on the bowl when I finally pass on. I just hope it wont freak anyone out when they see the red shit in the blowl with all the blood soup YUCK!

Red Shit Rocket's picture

Oh the other thing I did was stick a needle in what I think was a hemoroid in my ass. I busted the damn thing and blood squirted out and now it feels good.

As for sharting out blood I still do it regularly and it smells sorta roten when it mixes with my bowl water. The porceline in the towlet is runed as it actually looks etched from all the blood that has to be washed down every time. I wounder if all that blood is visable at the sewer treatment plant becuase there going to think Im cuttting up bodies in my tub with all this blood flushed on a regular basis. I dont think they will beleive i shit this much blood and I dont wanna go to jail for shitting blood, Id rather murder someone if thats the case.

methapooper's picture

I have the same problem, I will sit on the pooper, go into convulsions and finally a giant block of condensed terds bigger than my wrist will come out of me and leave me drenched in sweat afterwards. I know I definately have a rip on the outter rim of my poop shoot cause I can see it and usually all around my cornhole is covered in blood. Pretty nasty! I know mine is caused from the methadone I am on, it really sucks.

The Dumpster's picture
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This is a sick, sick thread. I wonder how many of these people are making it up, and how many are dead by now?

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We are truly not amused with people who would rather bleed to death online than see a doctor in real life.

Kiara's picture

My boyfriend when he goes poo alot of the times there is blood and not a little bit alot, he has had this happening sence he was little and this month it has happend 5 times, I am very concerned and worried. He dosent want to see a doctor or do anthing about it and im afraid I am going to loose him please help me thank you

-Kiara

hardy's picture

i dont appreciate someone posting a comment stating that these people are bleeding to death! So stop being a twat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

damsil in distress's picture

hi have the same problem as the lady when she poohs, i find it so painfulo i dread going to the toilet. i also bleed to, i have been to the doctors twice and had to appionions, the 1st doctor said i have a healthy looking bum hole but it is very tight which is way im having problems and the discomfort is coming from the two skin tags just outside. the bleeding is from a tare i probally have inside.

i have always been very regular untill about a week ago, the pain was just unbareable, teeth gritting, and i have now gone for 2 days always feeling like i need to do a pooh

i went to the doctor yesturday and said i look very healthy and said the same thing and has givern me sachet to put in my drink to soften my pooh.

its awful i get these sharp shooting pains, its like ib have to much pressure on one side.

please help he is now refereing me to specailist were u can have serury to make your bottom passing a little bigger. hopefull it wont come to this. iot makes me feel happy i am not alone.

Ant-Hill's picture

Hey i just stumbled across this page and am glad to see i'm not alone with this. For a long time now (few months or more i would say) when i poop, most of the time there is blood on the toilet paper and its been worrying me. But many of the things i see here have calmed me down now. I sit at a computer all day everyday and i saw somewhere here that sitting a lot can cause anal blood so im confident this may be my problem and i hope to help myself with advice listed here theroughout this page (drinking a lot of water and eating fiber/fruit).

I'm going to keep checking back here to see what the most up-to-date posts are, but hopefully with advice ive seen on this page i will get better.

poobi's picture

hi anyone with Crohen Disease or IBS should read this book by Jordan Ruben "Patient heal Thyself" and for the rest with pooping issue rather consipation or don't poop alot..read this book called "water cure" by F. Batmanhelidj, MD. he has a few books on water any would help. this is a book you should have next to your bible. he have many cures for many symptoms just by drink alot of water. 2or 3 glass of water upon wake, 1 glass 3o minute before meal, and during meal, and 1 1/2 hours after meal another 1 or 2 glass of water. READ THE BOOK its life saving. and regard to poop in blood still researching.

Anonymous Coward's picture

i have blood up my arse

Anonymous Coward's picture

Do you find it difficult to wash there aswell when you've been bleeding coz it feels sore ? I've had that problem

christopher's picture

please give my email a shout back..im pretty scared abuot this and ill be waiting for a reply

Summer's picture

I am a 16 yr old girl.. for the past 4 days I have been pooping out blood.. its the ammount of blood that a girl would have during a period.. its pretty much my period coming out of my bum.. it scared the heck out of me.. so i called my gramma.. and now my mum knows... im not trying to scared anyone but there is a possiblity of cancer.. or just hemeroids.. dont be scared to talk to someone.. its better to know now then know later when its to late right? so please.. if theres something wrong.. tell someone! go see a doctor.. as much as you are scared.. it will help.. im scared so much right now but my mum convinced me to go see the doctors.. and i think everyone else that has this problem should too! take care everyone xoxo

J Kid's picture

Today was the first time I've pooped with bright red blood came out along with it,the blood wasn't inside the poop but on the outside of it.I've checked my ass in the mirror and everything is fine with the outside of it,no cuts/cracks or however you call it? from my Straining and all.It has never happend before.I already know that it's no cancer i have and I'm fine,i been to my doctor 2 weeks ago and they took a Blood and Urine test from me.They told me i am not eating healthy and i need more fiber (i eat fiber ALL the time)and everything else with me is in good condition.I'm 16 and a healthy teen who almost never eats junk food.I only eat a massive ammount of fruits and veggies and eat fresh salads everyday and i don't eat meat (Vegetarian),drink only water.I think i was born with Constipation and till this day i struggle with taking a dump.Today i crapped and the blood came out.I think this happend because I used 3 different (Simulated laxatives)a different one each day and i probably can't mix and match the solutions right or thats can you?.3 days ago i used (POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 NF POWDER FOR ORAL SOLUTION) that you mix with water that my doctor gave me when i went with my dad to the place and all that.The next day i used (ExLax) that my mom bought from a store for me its a Chocolated Stimualnt Laxative and on the 3'rd day i took something completely different and it tasted very good,was not a powder or a chocolate bar but was a Soda solution for constipation called (Magnesium Citrate Oral Solution Saline Laxative Cherry Flavor)my mom bought that today and i drake 8ounces of it today like it says on the back of the bottle.And when i dumped after using these it was alote smoother and easier when it was coming out,i was finished in 8 min and i feel pretty good.But i wanna know why did i bleed,was it from trying these solution out for the first time?,could it be from straining,no i can't be from straining cause i always strained when trying to poop and never had blood.Hmm?,oh and i take a crap once every 2 weeks,i eat once a day and yea thats bad my doctor said.The doctor told me,eat atleast 3 times a day.But i don't want to,I'm also addicted to computers and video games.Could it be hemriods from sitting,nah i don't think so.I think i just need more xcersize like 2 hours a day,when i used to go to school i crapped every 3-4 days but now once in 2 weeks.My body has like no movement i guess when i sit on the computer.

Anonymous Coward's picture

i get blood when i wipe after ipoop
no blood in my stool.what could be the reason?my husband says its because of the weather condition or my skin being dry?please can someone help me...............need help

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Anonymous Coward's picture

I'm a 16 year old female and to my knowledge perfectly healthy but the last 3 times iv been to the toilet this week iv found blood on the toilet paper. from what i can see theres no blood in the poo itself just on the toilet roll. theres quite a bit but not a huge amount, its not painful at all. i don't want to tell my parents cos its embarassing obviously. how long should i wait and see if the bleeding continues before i see a doctor or is this just some random temporary thing? please help me :S

Anonymous person's picture

ive been seeing blood in my poo for a week now and it is slightly uncomfortable but not painful. im pretty sure it is just a tear but i cant see it in the mirror.

WhiteMale21's picture

For the first time a couple month's ago, after finishing what i thought was a normal poop, i stand to flush the toilet and see all this blood. It lasted about 4-5 days then went away. This repeated twice more until yesterday it happened again. It doesn't hurt, but scares the poop outta me ;). The blood is bright red and mostly appears while wiping. Have been eating lots of junk and sitting alot.

Anonymous 360's picture

I'd just like to know if bleeding when using the restroom was something that was serious because I don't have insurance and can't afford another hospital bill but I am concerned about my problem help anyone.

Fiddlefart's picture

Another possibility is Colitis. I had the same problem and that is what I have. It is not curable, but it is treatable.

Liono the Destroyer's picture

Topday I found semen in my poop. I'm worried. Is this normal?

Anonymous Coward's picture

stop eating protein this makes it al hard and start drinking lots of water and eat some bananas..monkeys will tell the truth..

Coward's picture

i just had the same thing today, i went but it was a little hard to push out so when i wiped, there were specks of blood on the tissue. This happens maybe 1 time a month. My poop is too big for my a*us (idk im embarrassed to say that word, lol)

Shiz.'s picture

Hi.
It sounds like alot of people are having the same problems as I am.
I've been pooing with blood on it,every now & then for about,well,4-5 months now.
It doesn't generally hurt too much but on time it was extremly painful & lasted about half a hour. I am pending what to do as I think it is rather embaressing to talk about it, But at the cost of my health,I would much much rather see a docter,So I've decided that is what I'm going to do. Sofar I have picked up on that lots of water & lots of fibre are also good, So I shall start eating lots of Oats & things. :]
Also I'm very young,14 to be exact & I think that everyone with this problem,even if you think it's minor, should get it checked out,Because you don't want to regret being able to fix it now before it exclalates into something much more extreme.

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Hey, guess what? I have this too, bleeding sometimes when I took a dump. Strange as this may sound, I went to the doctor!!! Yeah, really!! Seems I have some mild 'roids...mystery, and problem solved. Know what else? I didn't ask anybody here what I should do!!!

Jeeezuz Christ.

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goin loopy wit my poopy's picture

I guess I'm going to the doctors soon then.. Ive got the red slime poops too- it would be good on here to know everyones outcomes (haha) yeah but seriously, it would be nice to know what is now with everyone, and what every ones symptoms were. I feel sick sometimes before and after I poop, I was at the doctors months back for bad stomach pains when I ate and she took tests etc and couldnt find anything, she said there were traces of blood in my urine but that cleared up after a course of antibiotics. and the pains became less frequent. She said that If I started to have blood in my stools to come right back- and they'd refer me to a specialist, so.. she expected me to poop blood? hm. I eat plenty of fiber and only usually drink water- plenty of it, and I cycle about an hour everyday.

Zorro's picture

Im 27 and have been seen blood for over a year now, to the point I finally realised it was not going away and started to freak out thinking CANCER!
After visiting this site, at times it made me feel better, other times worse so went to the DOC!
He told me cancer is out of the question and when I told him my symptoms of constepation and the blood is diagnosis was correct, I had an anal fissure tear which I bet most of you have also.
Means you have been pushing to hard and have an anal tissue tear basically.
Drink water, eat well, to not be constepated and it will fix itself, also try get a thing called Rectogesic, will help the bleeding right away.

Thanks

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