• What to do for rectal bleeding?

    Asked by mabrown on Friday, March 7, 2014

    What to do for rectal bleeding?

    Now I have a new irritation! It still hurts to have a bowel movement, but in a different way if that makes sense! Then when I wipe there is blood. I usually have to wipe at least twice to get myself clean. Any ideas?

    I am going to talk to them at radiation but that isn't until this afternoon. Thought I would see about getting some help from others!

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • abrub's Avatar

      If it is hellish pain when you have a bm, you may have a fissure. Diaper cream and sympathy! I had an anal fissure, and I dreaded going to the bathroom.

      However, where bleeding is involved, it is imperative that you tell you dr.

      over 7 years ago
    • barryboomer's Avatar

      Lots of witch hazel. Use a WET toilet tissue and go one with water and the next with witch hazel. Don't rub it. Take a bunch of motrin etc....an hour before you go and use a lot of hydrocortisone cream.....Go it easy.....it WILL get better.

      over 7 years ago
    • Shanti's Avatar

      Use a squeeze bottle filled with warm water after a bowel movement before wiping with flushable wet ones. This really helps with the irritation, I continue to use it a year after surgery and take on any trips. A&D ointment applied around the rectum before BM also was a big help for me.

      over 7 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      Boy do I understand what you're going through. I've dealt with this side effect. Fortunately for me it only lasts the first week and a half after chemo infusion. I've had radiation in the past too. I try to keep as hydrated as possible. I also drink aloe vera, it seems to help. I do know that the more dehydrated/constipated I am the worse the pain is. I really do wish you the best. Wish I could give you more advice on this. Sending hugs you way.

      over 7 years ago

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