It sounds like you are constipated which might have caused hemmorhoids. Because you are seeing blood I would recommend that you see a gastroenterologist or your regular doctor to get this checked out. Have you tried eating a high-fiber diet, drinking lots of water, and getting plenty of exercise?
Yes, after this most recent constipation 'session' (can't think of a better word), I started drinking 1L of water per day (in addition to some juice) and I'm eating more fibre than I used to, but I'm not really sure exactly how much I fibre total (daily %) I'm having. It has definitely made my stools much softer, but after that last constipation it's just hard to get it out still.. as if my anus has tightened.
And I am taking a 1 hour exercise period every day (45 minutes walking, 15 minutes running).. I may need more though, not sure.
And thanks for the reply, I will bring it up at my next doctor's visit (I have one in a couple days)
A regular person should be drinking at least 2 liters of water every day and if you are constipated I would recommend drinking at least 3 liters. The amount of exercise you are getting sounds great.
It is possible you have a fissure. It is like crack in chapped lips. Pain from these things cause your anus to contract when trying to go. I had this one time and the doctor gave me a medication to put on it to kill the pain. But I think it was also a steroid. Worked great. It sounds like you have your stools working properly. Just problem eliminating from the spasms. Well, that is what I get out of your post.
I've upped my water drinkage. I'm now drinking 2L of water per day in addition to liquids (like juice and whatnot). This is having a positive effect on the stools themselves, thanks.
However @sparkle40 that sounds a lot like what might be going on. I'll ask about that at my follow up doctor's appointment. Thank-you aswell