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Dr. Andrew Rynne
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What could cause rectal bleeding after alcohol intake in a 47-year-old woman?

I am a 47 year old female who has rectal bleeding after or during a bowl movement and only after drinking alcohol . I have no pain associated with the bleeding . The blood is bright red . The bleeding started last December. This last time the bleeding has lasted longer for past 2 days .
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

I read carefully your query and understand your concern.

The symptoms seem to be related to hemorrhoids.

Usually alcohol can trigger the symptoms.

I suggest to do a colonoscopy to exclude other possible causes.

Meanwhile,I suggest using anti hemorrhoid cream for local application.

I recommend to avoid food and drink that can trigger the symptoms.

Hope my answer was helpful.

If you have further queries feel free to contappct me again.

Kind regards!

Dr.Dorina Gurabardhi
General &Family Physician
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