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I am having streaks of blood along my stool after drinking

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I am having streaks of blood along my stool after drinking cold liquids
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  doctornihil replied 7 years ago.
First of all, you may have 'red discoloration' of your stool if you are drinking red colored beverages.
Another possibility is haemorrhoids. Bleeding from haemorrhoids can be painless if it is internal ( inside your anus).
Constipation or hard stools worsens this situation.
Other cause is any rectal or colonic lesions ( AV malformation, tumor etc.)
Please make sure you have high fiber diet & adequate fluid intake to keep your stool soft.
if you still continue to have this problem, then you should see your doctor.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

My stool itself does not have any discoloration but a long streak of blood alongside the stool..The blood itself is bright red, and after wiping clots of blood is on the tissue.....What should I do?


Expert:  doctornihil replied 7 years ago.
<p>Themn, you likely have haemorrhoids ('piles') or anal fissure. </p><p>Please avoid constipation by stool softeners, high fiber diet, fluids. </p><p>You can use Preparation H cream if it is painful. </p><p>Please see a doctor for clinical evaluation. </p>
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