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Rectal Bleeding

Q: My very best friend in the whole world is experiencing a large amount of bleeding in her stool and a large amount of bleeding from her rectum after she has used the restroom. She's only passing little pebbles though. I want to help her, but she doesn't want to talk about it. 


Dr. Donnica:
From what you've told me, she may just have bleeding hemorrhoids from bad constipation! However, anyone who has blood in their stools should consult a physician and have a thorough physical as soon as possible. That will include a digital rectal exam, which all adults should have annually anyway. Most people don't like to talk about these kinds of "embarrassing" medical problems; you are a very good friend to try to help.

Best regards,
Donnica Moore MD
President, DrDonnica.com

Created: 9/21/2002  -  Donnica Moore, M.D.

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