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Suggest treatment for boold in stool and hemorrhoid

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I've been shitting bright red blood and farting more than I think is normal on and off for a few months. Today the amount of blood turned the whole bowl red after pooping and im scared. seemed like a lot. there feels like a little bump on my anus like the beginnings of a big pimple but with no pain I read elsewhere it could be a fistula. wtf is a fistula? I have a vacation scheduled for a week starting on monday. can it wait for me to see a doc until I get back? Or should I go to the ER right now?
Posted Fri, 28 Feb 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Yogesh D 12 minutes later
Brief Answer: Yes, it is too much bleeding, please go to the ER. Detailed Answer: Hi, Thanks for your query. I understand your concern. I have read your query carefully and in my opinion you need to go to the ER right away. The bleeding you mentioned is quite significant and should not be left untreated, as each bowel movement from now on can cause increasing bleeding. So, you should not wait till you come back from your vacation to get it looked at. The bump you are feeling could be an engorged vein (Hemorrhoid), if you have no pain, it is highly unlikely to be a fistula. Fistula is an abnormal, often infected connection between the skin and the inside of the rectum or anus. I do not think you have a fistula, fistulas do not cause such severe bleeding, it is a common feature of hemorrhoids, as these are nothing but engorged veins, strain during bowel movement can cause these veins to rupture, leading to very severe bleeding. I hope I have made things clear to you, please do feel free to write back if you need further clarifications. Wishing you speedy recovery. Kind regards.
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