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Noticed blood at the anus, no blood in stools. What could be the cause? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 07-Jul-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hi I am XXXXXXX
Doctor:Yes, XXXXXXX . Proceed with your query
User:Although there is no blood in my stool I, I did see there was blood at the junction of the anus
User:I recently started to work out and I do drink plenty of water during the whole day and I have no stomach ache and I have good bowel movements
User:So I am not sure what this is
Doctor:Please explain when did this happen and how did you notice it?
User:Well it happened yesterady and today (I only noticed yesterday). While wiping with a tissue i saw it
Doctor:May I know your age?
User:And there is a certain degree of chaffing of skin as well may be because of walking
Doctor:Have you had similar complaints in the past?
User:no none
User:I am 29
Doctor:No blood stained stool, but blood stains on the tissues is generally related to local conditions such as fissures/hemorrhoids.
User:It does not burn either while passing stool
User:Any way to treat this?
Doctor:Sorry for the delay.
Doctor:There are various grades of hemorrhoids.
Doctor:Pain and burning is usually felt in the higher grade of hemorrhoids.
Doctor:It can be controlled with a good diet - which you are currently doing and abstaining from constipation.
Doctor:Watch the progress of symptoms.
Doctor:If blood persists to remain on the tissue, you need to visit a doctor for examination.
Doctor:Fissures which are less benign that hemorrhoids
Doctor:also can cause similar problems.
Doctor:Fissures will resolve spontaneously though.
User:Thats good to hear :)
User:I will watch out and visit a doctor if it persists.
User:Thanks for your time.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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