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Bleeding after bowel movements. Suffered from anorexia previously. Discharge from anus while passing gas. Suggestions?

Hi! I have realized that I have been bleeding after bowel movements. It is a bright red blood - sometimes pink in coloe and it is only seen aftrer I wipe- toilet paper. This doesn t happen daily- it varies but it has been going on for years. I have suffered from annorexia & bulimia , with annorexia- i would only deficate once a week- the stool was hard and i would always bleed as i felt it tearing my anus . However, when i discoverd laxatives (and abused them) my stool was loose and runny. i think that ever since i recovered from my eating disorders i have been bleeding when i use the restroom- it is not a heavy bleeding but defiantly noticeable. Sometimes when I pass gas I feel a little substance that is released from my anus- when I wipe it is pinkish/ orange in color. Any advise?
Asked On : Sun, 3 Feb 2013
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Welcome to the forum. The most common cause of discharge ( fresh blood ) from the anus is haemorrhoids/ polyps. The cause can be inadequate hydration, constipation, anal fissures, etc. You should get clinically assessed to determine the degree of haemorrhoid from which you are probably suffering.

You may require to undergo blood tests and other investigations, anoscopy, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, etc ( to rule out other problems like polyp, colon cancer, diverticulosis, , if you not diagnosed with haemorrhoids )

Take warm sitz bath 2-3 times a day to feel better. You should take 1-2 litres of water/ soups/ juice to keep yourself properly hydrated and help easy bowel movement, warm milk at bed time and laxatives can be of much help.

Eat balanced home made food, avoid spicy, oily, junk food. Take care.
Answered: Fri, 8 Feb 2013
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