Anxiety over bleeding after passing stool

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I am having major anxiety over bleeding after bowel movement. I have had a over active bowel since peri menopause and now in menopause it has settled down but over the years sometimes just a little bright red blood on toilet paper but six weeks ago I was freaked out when I went for a early morning www and passed wind finding blood spurted on back of toilet seat. Husband said properly a fissure and so I was fine for six weeks no blood then went on a trip for a few days and sick with the flu taking panadol and out of toilet routine when I came back home I relaxed and passed a large stool and had blood all over my bottom. It has freaked me out and I need a good doctor that understands my health anxiety. It's not that painful though but now I am too scared to do a bowel movement. Jane

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    Holding your stool will only make it worse. Talk your doctor and take it from there.
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    Hi jane47249

    I myself have had that quite freaquently and it most likely hemorrhoids. Sometimes after a bm it would actually drip out. I went to the dr and it was a hemoroid. I was rubber banded and I have been good so far. That was months ago. If you think you have any constipation drink plenty of water and find a food that helps the flow. Mine is spinach. Lol. And when I have the opposite of constipation that can totally cause flare up too. I would get it checked so you have piece of mind.

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    You need to go to a doctor to determine if is a is a fissure or hemorrhoids.

    In my case it was a perianal abcess. A boil near my crack, my doctor suggested a stool softener and a senna pill. Both are over the counter pills. Since I don't drink alot of wate due to dialysis treatments, a stool softener was not enough. A combination of both of these prevents hard stools.

    It is only a suggestion, but a doctor should be able to tell you what you have and are experiencing.

    Good luck in your quest in finding exactly what you have.

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