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Posted on Mon, 17 Jul 2017 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: When having bowel movements all of sudden I am having bloody discharge kind of mucusy but nothing else. Just came home from vacation and usually have issues with trouble going when away. Went in small amounts. Got home Friday night took a mild laxative Senna. Went some but then this discharge started and XXXXXXX amounts of gas but nothing else. Very worried. I have regular colonoscopies. Last one two years ago.
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 2 hours later
Brief Answer:
If colonoscopies were normal don't worry.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for query.
A small cut or tear in the tissue lining the rectum similar to a small crack can cause problem.When a patient passes hard stools it causes erosion of mucosa lining rectum.This erosion may cause bleeding.
Second possibility is a new hemorrhoid. Hemorrhoids are swollen blood vessels in the rectum or anus that can can sometimes bleed. Painless rectal bleeding with a bowel movement is a common symptom of hemorrhoids.
So initially i would suggest you to go for a proctoscopic examination of rectum by a General surgeon to rule out hemorrhoid or rectal breech as a cause of problem.

As of now if stools are hard start taking a better laxative like Polyetylene glycol 10 ml once daily before going to bed.

Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Kampana
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Follow up: Dr. Sunil 11 hours later
Thank you Dr. XXXXXXX
Going to my GP today then will follow up General surgeon.
Regards, XXXXXXX XXXXXXX
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Answered by Dr. Sunil 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
Good luck XXXXXXX
Hope you would be fine soon!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Prasad
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