In the past 2 days, I have had four bowel movements, the first one I pushed a little hard, and noticed a little bright red blood, on the paper and on the outer stool, the past 3 times, have had a little bit more bright red blood on the outer stool, small streaks of blood in the toilet, and some blood on the toilet paper. Is this an internal hemorroid or something more serious?
Bright red usually means the blood is close to the exit which could be hemorroids (hemorrhoids) or just torn tissue from a hard bowel movement. I would only worry if you have pain with it or you see tarry black stools or coffee ground like stools which then would indicate internal bleeding.
Rectal bleeding is never normal so I would always suggest seeking medical advice. If the doctors can firmly diagnose one of the minor causes such as anal fissure or haemorrhoids then fine - but if there is any ambiguity then I would suggest a colonoscopy.
Type in rectal bleeding to google or yahoo and click on the Medicinenet site which is quite informative as a basis for having more knowledge when you visit your doctor.
Copyright 1994-2016 MedHelp International. All rights reserved.
MedHelp is a division of Aptus Health.
This site complies with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information.
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.