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Sunday, March 9, 2014
Rectal bleeding with no pain
This morning, I noticed a significant amount of blood in the toilet water. It was fresh and bright red. I observed and when I pushed a little, more blood was coming out of my anus. I did not have any anal or abdominal pain. There was no blood coming out from my anus the whole day. But when I defacated again later within the day, the same event occurred. But still I am not experiencing any pain. I am also not taking any medications. I am just 25 years old. Male, and in good health. In fact, I have recently (past 6 months) given up eating red meat and decreased my carbohydrates intake. I have been a little stressed lately and had been a little short of sleep. THis is the first time I have experienced this.
Thank you and have a blessed day.
Give your primary care doctor a call and describe your problem. You should be examined for evidence of irritated internal hemorrhoids and other anorectal problems that may cause the bleeding.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati