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Blood in the stool, injury to the anus - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I'm just going to go from beginning to end. Last night I was out with my friends, and a somewhat uneventful night except that we got really drunk. I drank a lot of everclear personally, but felt relatively fine. Today when I woke up around noon, I was feeling fine but later into the night (around 8) I began having some stomach pains. I went to the bathroom a little, but it was painful as if rubbing alcohol was being poured on an open cut. Also, my poop was separated into 6 inch, small (circumphrance wise), stringy pieces that were not hard, and looked pretty unsubstantial. When I flushed some parts dissolved in the swirling water before they were flushed down. I stopped trying to poop figuring that if I waited a few hours, it would not be as painful. Slowly but surely, the pain began to subside but I was still cautious hoping to avoid a painful poop. Now, at 3am, I am having trouble pooping at all even though I feel pressure in my bowel area (not necessarily my rectum), and there is blood. Sometimes there is a relatively large amount of blood, and other times there is none. When I do manage to force poop out, it is still stringy like before. In the past, I have had blood from my anus (not a lot, and not in any regular fashion), but it has never been this persistant. I have felt a little off throughout this whole ordeal, but that may be because I drank so much last night.                              
Doctor :   Hello.
User :   hi
Doctor :   Let me read your query.
User :   sure, just let me know when you're finished
Doctor :   How many times was there blood in your stool?
User :   in the past about 10 times, but some were months apart and it was never serious. I couldn't even tell it was in the stool, except when I wiped i would notice it on the toilet paper. Tonight it was twice, but I have been trying not to poop, and have only actually been able to poop 3 or 4 times
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Was the blood bright red or dark color?
User :   bright red
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Can you tell me, how much blood was there each time?
Doctor :   Is the amount of blood increasing or decreasing with each stool?
User :   Looking in the toilet I could never see any blood. But when I wiped I could. the first time it was minimal, just dots of red. The second time there was more, but it still wasn't a lot.
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   increasing if anything, but it wasn't like I was bleeding, just when I wiped with the toilet paper I would notice it
User :   and the second time I didn't actually poop, just let out some gasses and wiped
Doctor :   OK.
Doctor :   Can you give me your age, height, weight and gender.
User :   I
User :   I'll be 19 in 2 months, am 6 feet 3 inches tall, weight about 200-210 and am a male
Doctor :   Ok.
Doctor :   Bright red blood in stool is mostly due to bleed from lower intestine( like rectum).
User :   is that anything serious? and I am having some trouble pooping, and slight temporary pain when I do as well
Doctor :   Can you tell where exactly is the pain?( location)
User :   right where my anus is external. I mean inside, but right near the outside
Doctor :   Ok.
User :   and it might last a little while after I'm done pooping but then goes away
Doctor :   Then it could be due to injury to the anus.
Doctor :   Probably due to hard stool. physical injury.
User :   is that serious or will time heal it
Doctor :   It will heal, But you have find out the cause for it first.
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