How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr Chip (M.D.) Your Own Question
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 31181
Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
Type Your Medical Question Here...
Dr Chip (M.D.) is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Dear Doctor, I had a bowel movement today and I saw some

Customer Question

Dear Doctor,
I had a bowel movement today and I saw some blood on the stool surface. It was very red and bright like threads on one side on the stool. The stool was hard and diameter was also bigger than normal. Three weeks ago, I had a similar incident after a really hard stool but i didn't see the blood on the stool. It was only on the toilet paper and felt like a cut down my anus. I feel terrified now thinking of serious things. I have no other symptoms except general fatigue which I'm used to. Please advice.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.

Hi. Most likely this is a hemorrhoid problem but you may also have a rectal fissure--a cut down there

Neither are too serious but you need to have a doctor take a look since any rectal bleeding needs to be investigated

Let me know if you need more information please Roma

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it urgent or should I wait and see tomorrows stool ?
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.

No, it isn't urgent but even if it doesn't happen again you should have it checked out

Let me know how it goes and please remember to rate my service to you

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you doctor. I will
Expert:  Dr Chip (M.D.) replied 1 year ago.

Take care