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I walk about 10 miles per day, 4 days per week for my job.

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I walk about 10 miles per day, 4 days per week for my job. I'm 61, 5"10" and 240 lbs.
On days when I work, by the end of the first day I have bleeding from around my anus. This continues, at work for the four days and within a couple of hours after I get home on my last day it stops. I've been to my GP and he says I have no hemi's and there is no outward signs of a problem. I came to the conclusion that it is caused by friction and as such I put on vasoline on work days which seems to work.
Is this a common problem with runners and such. It seems very odd to me.
Dr. Shahzad MD :

Hi there. Thank you for your question. I will be helping you out with your queries

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome

Dr. Shahzad MD :

with your bleeding that you are having you should be referred to a gastroenterologist

Customer:

so what do you think?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that you should have an anoscopy and possibly a colonoscopy

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Have you had an anoscopy?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

please let me know.

Customer:

No, although I did have a prostate exam about a year ago, and I had my prostate out due to cancer. They said nothing at that time

Dr. Shahzad MD :

I think that you should have an anoscopy

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If you have not had a colonoscopy I would like that you should have that as well

Dr. Shahzad MD :

The reason why I say that is because in the vast majority of cases this is nothing serious and something like hemorrhoids or anal fissure or crack in the anus

Dr. Shahzad MD :

but I would like that something potentially serious should be ruled out

Customer:

OK
The bleeding is on the outside. I can tell when I wipe, there's a ring of blood dots.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Then MOST LIKELY this is not something serious at all

Dr. Shahzad MD :

does it cause any pain?

Customer:

Only a burning sensation when bleeding. No other pain.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Then it may mean two things:

Dr. Shahzad MD :

1. anal fissure

Dr. Shahzad MD :

2. hemorrhoids

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This can be ruled out by doing anoscopy

Customer:

This is what has my puzzled. My GP says there's no hemi's and no fissure either.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

If he has not done an anoscopy he cannot be sure

Dr. Shahzad MD :

you need to have an anoscopy or proctoscopy done to know all this.

Customer:

I will be asking for an anoscopy.
Do they put me out for that?

Dr. Shahzad MD :

This is a routine procedure done in office

Dr. Shahzad MD :

A gastroentrologist would do it routinely

Customer:

Thank you

Dr. Shahzad MD :

Some GPs are also trained

Dr. Shahzad MD :

you are most welcomer

Dr. Shahzad MD :

welcome*

Dr. Shahzad MD :

any more questions?

Customer:

No, I don't think so, thanks
I'll look up thos exams so I know a little more before I go in.

Dr. Shahzad MD :

You are most welcome
Take care
Wish you all the best.
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Customer:

Have a good day.
It's 2 AM where I am.

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