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On tylenol after tooth extraction. Got blood from rectum. Colonoscopy came clear. Any connection?

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I had a rectal exam yesterday at gyneocologists office and she said I had blood that appeared. I did have a tooth extraction 5 days ago and was on tylenol 3 and also take calcium. have also had constipation recently. had clear colonoscopy 2 years ago. wondering what the blood could be from
Posted Thu, 28 Mar 2013 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko 43 minutes later

Thank you for the query.

Usually when blood appears with the rectal exam it is caused by hemorrhoids. Especially when the blood is fresh and bright red. Moreover, hemorrhoids are hardly palpable during the rectal exam so blood can be the only sign of it.
It takes approximately 10 years for colon cancer development and you have had colonoscopy 2 years ago, so we can rule it out.
I suggest you to try increase fiber XXXXXXX products, mineral water intake, avoid fatty foods. Use hemorrhoids suppositories and see if this will help (you should watch your stool closely). If after a week, the blood still will be present, I suggest you to get scheduled for rectoscopy.

Hope this will help. Feel free to ask further questions.
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