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This morning I had a bowel movement and it felt like a tear

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This morning I had a bowel movement and it felt like a tear or rip... When I wiped there was bright red blood... Well I think I have hemmroids so I was putting some onintment on and I touched a certain spot and it started bleeding
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

hemorrhoids are the most common thing to cause bleeding in the anal area.

what ointment did you use?

how old are you?

what medical questions do you have for me?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I used preparation H... I'm 33...
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

I see.

preperation H is good

you can also use 1% hydrocortisone steroid cream which is over the counter which can help shrink hemorrhoids.

preperation H Doesn't have any steroids in it.

work on softening your stool by eating more fruits and vegetables and fiber or use colace or metamucil fiber supplements in your diet.

make sure you drink plenty of water and fluids which help soften your stools and makes them easier to pass.

if you continue to have hard stools, use laxatives

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm alittle scared because there was a lot of blood... It was like I touched one spot and there was a lot of blood... Not sure if I should go to the dr and get it checked out
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

yes, you should go see a doctor to get the hemorrhoid checked out.

your doctor will have stronger prescription steroid creams and suppositories they can give you to help calm down bad hemorrhoids

you should still work on softening your stools and still use over the counter 1% hydrocortisone cream until you see your doctor.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you think it's anything serious
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

no, I don't think it is anything serious.

I think you have bad hemorrhoids which are bleeding.

but you should still see a doctor for an examination

we can't examine you over the internet.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks for your help
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

you are welcome

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