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    Blood when I wiped....worried!

    Hi guys: very nervous. When I wiped today after a bowel movement there was a tiny bit of red blood. I heard this is a symptom of cancer but could it be something else? I read I might need more fiber-my diet has changed due to the lockdown and we aren’t eating as many vegetables so could it be that?

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    Re: Blood when I wiped....worried!

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    Re: Blood when I wiped....worried!

    Could be piles.
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    Re: Blood when I wiped....worried!

    It's likely what is called a fissure.

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    Re: Blood when I wiped....worried!

    What do you do for that?

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    Re: Blood when I wiped....worried!

    Don't worry. It is just either hemorrhoids or a small tear in the anal lining from either straining to poop, or a large poop. Nothing to worry about. A fissure is basically the same as a tear.

    I have IBS and have had this on more than one occasion. It will sort itself out in time if it is a tear, or if it is hemorrhoids, you can get some suppositories or cream to help shrink them. If they are internal, suppositories are the way to go.

    Increase your fibre intake as much as possible and DRINK WATER. This will soften your stool and make it easier to pass, so you are less likely to tear.

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    Re: Blood when I wiped....worried!

    Quote Originally Posted by scaredpt View Post
    Hi guys: very nervous. When I wiped today after a bowel movement there was a tiny bit of red blood.
    Fissure or small hemmie most likely. No biggie. Everyone gets them as evidenced by the number of threads about it. I've found just standard OTC remedies help.

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    Re: Blood when I wiped....worried!

    I just looked this up it is actually common to have some small bleeding when going, however if it is heavy and dark and the toilet bowl water is pinkish or red and this lasts for an extended period of time then get checked, also IBS can cause a bit of blood, from what I understand.
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    Re: Blood when I wiped....worried!

    Don't worry, that's happened to me a fair few times and I am still OK.

    Often part and parcel of passing a harder stool that has a bit of a rough/jagged edge that causes a bit of a cut in the anal/rectal skin that usually heals pretty quick.

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