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anus bleeding & pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • November 9, 2006
  • 06:33 AM

i am 18 yrs old male. my problem may or may not be hemorrhoids. i am not sure. but here is what has been happening:
- noticed pain and bleeding during bowel movement starting about 8 or 9 months ago, has gotten better and worse during that time but in the past week or two it is the worst it's ever been. it started around the same time i began to lose weight and has gotten worse and worse as i've lost more weight (intentionally).
- only itches occasionally and is painful during and right after a bowel movement, but feels 'sore' most of the time and bleeds when i walk around, pass gas etc enough to leeve blood marks on my underwear and through into my pants.
- my stools are average i think, not diarrhea but not hard and large either, i used to pass them two or three times a day but lately ive been holding it to once because it hurts so much

i don't really know why i have this problem. i do sit around a lot but not any more than i used to. i used to eat a lot of red meat and cheese but i have reduced them and started eating more fiber and drinking more water, and it doesn't seem to be making it any better. there is one medication that i have to take twice a day that gives me an intense urge to make a BM and i am wondering if i should just do it without straining or try and hold it in longer, though it is rather uncomfortable.
i have considered getting a creme but ive heard it only helps itching and the itching isn't common and doesnt bother me that much, not as much as the bleeding. i also will see a doctor if the problem doesn't go away after trying new things for a few weeks, but i would rather not and there's nothing suggesting to me that it is a more severe problem. my grandfather has ulcerative colitis i think and had to get a colostomy and my father has had hemorrhoids but other than that i have no history of colorectal disease.

any suggestions on other things i should do?

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  • Get to a good colorectal specialist -- a Protologist. That family history could be significant. Rectal bleeding is not normal -- or good. Get it checked out! It's possible it might be an anal fissure or a fistula. At any rate, it needs to be checked -- quickly to make sure one way or the other. http://www.surgery.usc.edu/divisions/cr/analfissure.html
    tomconner 16 Replies
    • November 9, 2006
    • 09:54 PM
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  • suggestion: get your **s to a GI doctor (pardon the pun). with your symptoms and family history this is something that I would have checked out. could be simply a internal hemor. bleeding, but it could also be something as serious as cancer. man, it is not a normal finding. i know you don't want to hear this but you need a doctor not suggestions from any of us.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 10, 2006
    • 00:08 AM
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  • Please go see a colo-rectal surgeon or as the posting before said a proctoligist.I am 47 years old and have had a colon resection along with losing most of my sigmoud colon. Ok, the spelling is probably wrong, but I would rather give birth as a male than to go through that again. The doc will probably order some imaging test's and then get you to consent to a colonoscopy. GET IT DONE!!!You like life, and all the really cool things your mind is opening up and discovering? You wont get a second chance if you ignore this. You will not be able to forgive yourself for not listening to your own body. Go to the E.R., pick up the phone, call in sick, skip school, whatever......just get some diagnosis and peace of mind will follow.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 02:19 AM
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  • Stop takin' it in the **s you faget choclate packing son-of-a-****h! It wont bleed as bad!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 09:45 PM
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  • It is probably heamorroids and VERY unlikely to be bowel cancer at your age. Sitting alot, espeacially on a hard surface can cause heamorroids as well as constipation and straining with those bowel movements. Dairy and red meat are notoriously bad for bowel health, espeacially unmoderated so it sounds like you've been doing the right things, but once you've got heamorroids they can be hard to kick. Definately increasing fibre and water intake is nessessary to ward of any constipation that will definately make this worse. It sounds like you've got a very bad case of it though, what with the extent of bleeding your talking about, and you should DEFINATELY go to a doctor, who, due to the severity of your heamoroids (if that's what it is) should refer you to a colono-recto speaciallist who can perform a proceedure which basically involves tieing the heamorroids off so that they are cut of from any blood supply, die and drop off, leaving your body with your bowel movements.It sounds like a terribly unpleasant proceedure, but strictly speaking it is a very minor one and sounds like it would be worth it in your case.GO SO A DOCTOR AND GOOD LUCK!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 11:59 PM
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