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What could be the reason for fresh blood after having a bowel movement?


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Dr. Narmatha. A

Published At August 16, 2022
Reviewed AtNovember 29, 2023

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I am a 45 years old male. I am 5 feet 8 inches in height and 160 lbs in weight. I started seeing fresh blood after passing a stool the previous week. After two days, I had mild diarrhea three times a day and again today.

I have had this intermittently for over ten years, my doctor ordered a colonoscopy seven years back, and it was clear. I have not had symptoms since then, and this has come suddenly. I do not have constipation or no pain while passing motion. I have regular motions and eat very healthily. Kindly help.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I have reviewed your concerns thoroughly. It looks like some local pathology in your anal area. The most common causes are anal fissures and hemorrhoids. I suggest you follow the instructions:

1. Take plenty of water.

2. Chew food well.

3. Avoid spices.

4. Do not push over for passage of stool.

5. Try to decrease toilet time.

6. Get a tub, put some semi-warm water and sit in the water for five minutes in the morning and night.

If you still feel blood and the problem does not resolve, I suggest you get the fecal calprotectin test. This test will give us a clue whether your colon has inflammation or is clean.

I hope this will help you and you will recover soon.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari
Dr. Rajesh Kumar Bansari

Medical Gastroenterology

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