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What causes anal bleeding?

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Posted on Fri, 7 Nov 2014
Question: I am having anal bleeding w out a bowel movement and i have a history of hemorroids. Had hemmoroidectomy 2 years ago and it never felt like it worked. Wondering if i should be concerned about blood loss
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (31 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Yes, you should be concerned.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

This looks like recurrence of the hemorrhoids.A clinical evaluation can confirm this.Recurrence in hemorrhoids is known.Early treatment is surely desired.

Blood loss can be worrisome as it can cause anemia.Blood haemogram can help to know if already you have lost significant blood.

Hope this helps.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir (2 minutes later)
I have been tested recently for anemia and my blood pressure as of 2 days ago was normal - had to go to ugent care for eye issue - i take prenatal vitamins regularly so i think i am ok. When i was recovering from surgery my stools would not soften and i am sure i have more hemorroids. Just paranoid and will prob go to my doctor here in XXXXXXX hills asap. Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Try to see a rectal surgeon or proctologist.

Detailed Answer:
One can even get a per-rectal doppler done.It is better than clinical evaluation to confirm the diagnosis.but yes, clinical evaluation is sufficient in most cases.Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sudhir (1 minute later)
Ok thank you. Yes i have rectal surgeon here. Thank you very much for your help
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Answered by Dr. Sudhir (1 minute later)
Brief Answer:
Best regards.

Detailed Answer:
Get well soon.Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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What causes anal bleeding?

Brief Answer: Yes, you should be concerned. Detailed Answer: Hello, This looks like recurrence of the hemorrhoids.A clinical evaluation can confirm this.Recurrence in hemorrhoids is known.Early treatment is surely desired. Blood loss can be worrisome as it can cause anemia.Blood haemogram can help to know if already you have lost significant blood. Hope this helps.Please ask if there are doubts.Regards.