Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I have bright red blood when I use the bathroom. Even if I…

Customer Question
I have bright red blood...
I have bright red blood when I use the bathroom. Even if I only pee, my anus bleeds, I have a healthy vegetarian diet with fiber & I’m not sure why it’s bleeding. I think it might be Hemorrhoids, but not sure bc it’s not going away! It’s not painful just noticeable and bright red. Sometimes I even see blood clots in the toilet
Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
11/25/2017
Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago
Dr Josh
Dr Josh, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 7,745
Experience: Medicine doctor, PGCSD(dermatology)
Verified

Dear customer

This is Dr. Josh. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Thank you.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear customer

Thank you for being online.

The symptoms you have described of having bright light bleeding from anus is called hematochezia. Generally, the closer the bleeding site is to the anus, the blood will be a brighter red. This blood is coming from lower gastro intestinal tract. Its most common causes are: hemorrhoids,anal fissures,diverticular bleeding,intestinal infection (such as bacterial enterocolitis),inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative collitis, crohn's disease.

Hemorrhoids is the most common & most probable cause of this.

Following is recommended for you now:

· Please apply cream called preparation H. You can get it at your pharmacy without prescription.

· You need to increase the quantity of fruits andvegetables as they contain lots of fiber.

· Have sitz bath that is soak your anal area in plain warm water 10 to 15 minutes two to three times a day.Apply ice packs or cold compresses on your anus to relieve burning sensation.

All this will help you greatly.

If still after this,the symptoms persists.then you need to make an appointment with your doctor as prescription oral medications will then be required accordingly.Usually & most likely,the symptoms gets subside with these treatment & doctor visit is less likely required.

Thank you.

Hope this helped

If you have any further question then you can ask me.

Please leave positive rating above the chat box so I can get credit for helping you today ,we only get after positive feedback.

Bonus is highly appreciated.

We are here to help you until you satisfy.

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have had Hemorrhoids? I believe for about 6 months and they aren’t painful. What is the chance that I need a colonoscopy? I’m only 25 and I’m a healthy weight
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
What are the blood clots from
Doctor: Dr Josh, Doctor replied 7 months ago

Dear customer

Thank you for replying back.

Yes,most probable cause can be hemorrhoids.

Internal hemorrhoids are usually painless.

Colonoscopy is less likely required although proctoscopy may be done for confirmation.Proctoscopy is a common medical procedure in which an instrument is used to examine the anal cavity, rectum, or sigmoid colon.

This is a very safe procedure.

The blood clots are from bleeding of hemorrhoids only. Nothing to worry.

So as of now I advise you to apply cream called preparation H & have sit bath. This usually helps greatly.

Thank you.

And please don't forget to leave positive rating above the chatbox so I can get credit for helping you today,

we only get after positive feedback.Bonus is highly appreciated.

We are here to help you until you satisfy

Kind Regards

Dr.Josh

Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr Josh Your Own Question
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Dr Josh, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 7,745
7,745 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Medicine doctor, PGCSD(dermatology)

Dr Josh is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,060 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,284 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,060 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
I am 6 weeks post op from right hip replacement. I have been
I am 6 weeks post op from right hip replacement. I have been sitting a lot and I think I have a hemorrhoid. I have NEVER had one before. I noticed minimal bleeding on my toilet paper this morning. Jus… read more
Dr Josh
Dr Josh
Doctor
B.A.M.S.
7,745 satisfied customers
I am 26 years old male,246lb. No family histori of colon
Hello i am 26 years old male,246lb. No family histori of colon cancer. One year agoo i start having blood on stool with pain,i stoped eating spicy and there was no more blood on the stool for one year… read more
Dr. A
Dr. A
Medical Degree
851 satisfied customers
I had a wisdom tooth pulled on Monday and was prescribed
Second opinion] I had a wisdom tooth pulled on Monday and was prescribed Ibprophen and Tylenol for pain. 800mg prescription for Ibprophen and 500mg over the counter Tylenol. I was taking the meds ever… read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
2,107 satisfied customers
41 yo active male, no history of hemorrhoids, no anal
41 yo active male, no history of hemorrhoids, no anal swelling, typical bowel movements are narrow less than an inch and never had problem with constipation. Noticed blood in stool yesterday and sligh… read more
Dr. A
Dr. A
Medical Degree
851 satisfied customers
In the last 3 days when I went to have a bowel movement when
in the last 3 days when I went to have a bowel movement when I wiped there was blood. I have noticed the last 2 days that there is like clotting when I wipe. Not sure if there has been a bowel movemen… read more
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Dr. Muneeb Ali
Senior Registrar Critical Care Medicine
Doctoral Degree
8,579 satisfied customers
Anxious over blood on toilet paper and underwear after bowel
Anxious over blood on toilet paper and underwear after bowel movement. Had clear colonoscopy in August 2015 and a scan and all clear. I get reaccuring blood on toilet paper and sometimes a smear and o… read more
Dr. Ravoof
Dr. Ravoof
Doctoral Degree
2,107 satisfied customers
Why am i bleeding from my anal area when i go to the
why am i bleeding from my anal area when i go to the bathroom i have bad cramps and there will be blood not in the stool in the water and stuff .. what do i do?… read more
Dr. Cameron
Dr. Cameron
10,475 satisfied customers
I have been taking ibuprofen for two months the last i have
i have been taking ibuprofen for two months the last i have been passing blood though my stool can you tell me why… read more
Dr. Abby
Dr. Abby
Family Physician
MD
10,247 satisfied customers
I have hemorrhoidal bleeding. Should I go to a hospital, or
I have hemorrhoidal bleeding. Should I go to a hospital, or just see how it goes for a few days?… read more
Dr. Abby
Dr. Abby
Family Physician
MD
10,247 satisfied customers
I first noticed blood on my stool and toilet paper about a
I first noticed blood on my stool and toilet paper about a year and a half ago but didnt seek medical attention because it went away after a few days. Recently I expirienced this again with a lot of b… read more
Dr. Abby
Dr. Abby
Family Physician
MD
10,247 satisfied customers
How can you tell if the blood on the toilet paper is coming
How can you tell if the blood on the toilet paper is coming from the intestinal tract or from the hemmorhoids?… read more
Dr. Abby
Dr. Abby
Family Physician
MD
10,247 satisfied customers
I have a relatively painless lump near my anus. It looks
I have a relatively painless lump near my anus. It looks like a blister and is kind of purple in color. It is about the size of a pea and only hurts a little bit, especially when touched. Could this b… read more
Dr. Abby
Dr. Abby
Family Physician
MD
10,247 satisfied customers
I noticed some blood when I clean myself after a bowel
I noticed some blood when I clean myself after a bowel movement. The blood is a bright red and when I look in the toilet bowl water there appears to be some drops of blood in the water. It is hard to … read more
Dr. Cameron
Dr. Cameron
10,475 satisfied customers
I am a 30 year old female in good general health who eats a
I am a 30 year old female in good general health who eats a balanced diet, takes a daily multivitamin and fiber supplement, and exercises regularly. For the last week, I have noticed a large amount of… read more
Dr. Salar
Dr. Salar
Hospitalist/ Internist
Doctoral Degree
4,404 satisfied customers
My 20 year old daughter notice blood on her stool when she
My 20 year old daughter notice blood on her stool when she went to the bathroom yesterday and today again, should we be concern and go the the emergency room asap?… read more
Dr.Saurabh Joshi
Dr.Saurabh Joshi
Physician, Interventional Radiologist
Post-Doctoral Degree
2,012 satisfied customers
I have always had stomach problems, always constipated i go
i have always had stomach problems, always constipated i go to the bathroom about 2-3 times a week. i have had rectal bleeding for about 2 months now usually when i strain to go.bright red blood. i re… read more
Dr Bhumika
Dr Bhumika
Senior Consultant
Master's Degree
1,334 satisfied customers
I have had bright red blood in my stool the last few days
i have had bright red blood in my stool the last few days every couple of times i went to the bathroom what can it be from is it anything to worry about… read more
Dr Bhumika
Dr Bhumika
Senior Consultant
Master's Degree
1,334 satisfied customers
I have noticed blood on my stool and and on tissue after
I have noticed blood on my stool and and on tissue after wipeing for 3 weeks(not every time i go) it usely a burning pain while i go, and burning pain and itching aroung my anus for a while after i go… read more
Dr Bhumika
Dr Bhumika
Senior Consultant
Master's Degree
1,334 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x