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Offline Common_ground

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Bowel movements and blood
« on: August 31, 2012, 07:01:28 AM »
I had some constipation after starting meds and after a large bowel movement I had some blood, not in the stool but during passing, some blood followed. There were some minor pain/discomfort in the rectal area but since It didnt happen again for some weeks and I didnt experience any problems with my stomach or bowel movements I didnt think about it.

Forward a month or so.....

When I went to do nr.2 today I noticed some blood again, it hurt a bit in the rectal area when passing but the stool was "fine" I mean nothing strange that I noticed.

The blood was red and not coagulated.

Anyone knows what might cause this? I had an anal pap smear done but havent went back to pick up the results yet. Should I go to see the doctor tomorrow?   
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Offline JessieJames

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2012, 08:38:59 AM »
I had similar problems for a while.  I went back and forth between diarrhea and constipation.  Much of the constipation was severe, and I had some red blood in my stool.  It came from a tear in the outer lining of the anus and it turned out not to be a big deal. 

I told my doc what was going on and we kept an eye on it.  It came back a few months later and then resolved itself on its own.  It came back again about a year later, and again went away on its own.

If you have problems with constipation, I recommend taking stool softeners, not laxatives.  Below is a good site to relieve constipation without any meds.  The biggest differences for me was water and exercise. 

http://www.wikihow.com/Relieve-Constipation

Offline Rockin

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2012, 02:53:18 PM »
I had some constipation after starting meds and after a large bowel movement I had some blood, not in the stool but during passing, some blood followed. There were some minor pain/discomfort in the rectal area but since It didnt happen again for some weeks and I didnt experience any problems with my stomach or bowel movements I didnt think about it.

Forward a month or so.....

When I went to do nr.2 today I noticed some blood again, it hurt a bit in the rectal area when passing but the stool was "fine" I mean nothing strange that I noticed.

The blood was red and not coagulated.

Anyone knows what might cause this? I had an anal pap smear done but havent went back to pick up the results yet. Should I go to see the doctor tomorrow?

Constipation can lead to some bleeding, it has nothing to do with HIV. If you think the bleeding is intense then you should see a doctor.

Offline Common_ground

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2012, 05:06:45 PM »
I would say the amount of blood is equivalent to of a few drops or so.
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2012 June CD4:205, 16% VL:2676 Start Truvada/Stocrin
2012 July  CD4:234, 18% VL:88
2012 Sep  CD4:238, 17% VL:UD
2013 Feb  CD4:257, 24% VL:UD -viramune/truvada
2013 May CD4:276, 26% VL:UD

Offline tednlou2

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2012, 06:15:37 PM »
I am reporting LIVE from the seat of my toilet, as I write this.  I am sure the water will be all red when I stand up.  Seriously, it sounds like constipation and a possible tear that you have.  I have a fissure that heals, only to break back open.  Often times, I don't even have any poo on the tp-- just a lot of blood, which would suggest I am too constipated all the time.  Number 2 and shaving are the two things I wish we didn't have to do.  Having said that, people say I really like to talk about it a lot. 


Offline Rockin

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2012, 08:22:55 PM »
I would say the amount of blood is equivalent to of a few drops or so.

Then it is just the constipation. Try to ear more fibers or something similar. Just be careful because constipation can also leads to hemorrhoids if you force it too much.

Offline Growler

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #6 on: August 31, 2012, 08:43:01 PM »
Frank blood in the stool, is as others have pointed out, most commonly associated with anal tears caused by constipation or hemorrhoids. These tears occur as the anus mucousa is damaged by evacuation of the hardened stool. The new fresh blood that you noticed today and associated pain would suggest that if this is the case, that eithor new damage to the anal passage has occured or an older fissure/tear has opened and is bleeding.

Of course symptoms cannot be diagnosed over the internet and this MUST be checked by your doctor to definitively establish the cause, as there are other less likely but nether-the-less possible reasons for the bleeding occuring.

While it's healing it's advisable to refrain from receptitive anal sex until the bleeding has ceased but  if you do choose to do so, ensure your partner uses a condom and plenty of lubricant to lessen the risk of STI transmission. Even with a longer-term partner you should use condoms until it heals so that the possibility of other non sexual infections are avoided......you only have one bottom so be kind to it while it's getting better.

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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2012, 12:28:37 PM »
A diet of pizza, fried chicken and bags of Frito-Lays does wonders for the digestive tract.
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Offline thunter34

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2012, 01:04:04 PM »
I am reporting LIVE from the seat of my toilet, as I write this.  I am sure the water will be all red when I stand up.  Seriously, it sounds like constipation and a possible tear that you have.  I have a fissure that heals, only to break back open.  Often times, I don't even have any poo on the tp-- just a lot of blood, which would suggest I am too constipated all the time.  Number 2 and shaving are the two things I wish we didn't have to do.  Having said that, people say I really like to talk about it a lot.

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Offline J.R.E.

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #9 on: September 02, 2012, 06:55:04 AM »
I had some constipation after starting meds and after a large bowel movement I had some blood, not in the stool but during passing, some blood followed.

Forward a month or so.....

When I went to do nr.2 today I noticed some blood again, it hurt a bit in the rectal area when passing but the stool was "fine" I mean nothing strange that I noticed.


 I had an anal pap smear done but havent went back to pick up the results yet.

The first thing you need to do is get those results back.


This sounds like hemorrhoids to me. ( this is not a diagnosis)  I've had them on again , off again for years. Fortunately, they haven't bothered me for quite some time. When they would bleed, I would notice it, upon the wipe.  The blood was very red. Even an occasional drip of blood into the commode, but mostly noticeable on the wiping.

When you pick up the results for the Pap smear, there may be mention of hemorrhoids, in the notation.

When I had my colonoscopy  done, It was noted in the findings, that hemorrhoids existed.

Constipation, can cause this.  If there is a serious, burning, itching issue, around the anus, it could very well be hemorrhoids.


Has constipation or diarrhea,  been a frequent problem for you.  Extended sitting on the toilet, can help to push these things out, and can cause irritation. Try not to force bowel movements. Stool softeners would help.

But yes, you should see you doctor, and get a referral, to get yourself checked again.


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Offline Common_ground

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #10 on: September 02, 2012, 07:17:39 AM »
Thanks. Im going for labs soon so I will see the doctor shortly after.

I have an upcoming DEXA scan, eye exam and dental check up later this month so Ill ask the doc to add an anoscopy(?) to that list.
 
2011 May - Neg.
2012 June CD4:205, 16% VL:2676 Start Truvada/Stocrin
2012 July  CD4:234, 18% VL:88
2012 Sep  CD4:238, 17% VL:UD
2013 Feb  CD4:257, 24% VL:UD -viramune/truvada
2013 May CD4:276, 26% VL:UD

Offline mikeyb39

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2012, 09:42:34 AM »
i had a little issue with this, more discomfort/pain than blood.  i went to the dr and he did an anal scope and took a look in there.  Evidentally i had a small hemmorhoid that was bleeding a bit and my prostate was a little inflammed.  he did notice a little blood that showed up on the swab test he did, but nothing major

He did a few tests to make sure no prostate problems and gave me some foam to shoot up my butt called proctofoam, this helped alot and i seem pretty much back to normal.
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Offline Miss Philicia

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2012, 09:47:44 AM »
Most people have hemorrhoids, whether they know it or not. This is not anything exceptional in terms of minor, sporadic bleeding. If it's happening constantly then it's an issue you should have looked at by a colorectal specialist (and you should be going to one periodically anyway, though 90% of you don't)
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Offline komnaes

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Re: Bowel movements and blood
« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2012, 11:56:02 PM »
I do.. just because I like being probed.  ;D

Most people have hemorrhoids, whether they know it or not. This is not anything exceptional in terms of minor, sporadic bleeding. If it's happening constantly then it's an issue you should have looked at by a colorectal specialist (and you should be going to one periodically anyway, though 90% of you don't)
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Jun 08 CD4=325(22%) Jul 08 CD4=301(18%)
Sep 08 CD4=257/VL=75,000 Oct 08 CD4=347(16%)
Dec 08 CD4=270(16%)
Jan 09 CD4=246(13%)/VL=10,000
Feb 09 CD4=233(15%)/VL=13,000
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Sept 10 CD4=687 (31%)/VL=UD
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