Is Anal Bleeding a Symptom

  • xJudasx

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    Aug 28, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    I recently posted a thread on an AIDS/HIV scare (Which I made an appointment for finally!).

    But now I wanted to ask you knowledgable males if bleeding is a system of any anal STD/STI. If you haven't read the other thread, I had bareback sex (drunk) with another male (which I know and claims to be std free) and ever since then I fealt fine until this summer when I would occasionally get blood in my stool. I have gotten info that the blood isn't a symptom of HIV but is it a symptom of any other disease?

    Any reply is appreciated thanks icon_smile.gif
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    Aug 28, 2011 6:42 AM GMT
    A) get tested.

    B) the internet provides no HIV tests.

    C) diet and other things may be a factor.
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    Aug 28, 2011 3:43 PM GMT
    Go to the doctor. Get an authoritative answer on your situation and condition.
  • xJudasx

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    Aug 28, 2011 5:20 PM GMT
    Well I'm alreay getting tested but I wanted to ask if it is a symptom of any disease out there. Just from your knowledge. Though it may be dietary like you said
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    Aug 28, 2011 6:19 PM GMT
    Get tested for HPV. Could be an internal condyloma (raised growth resembling a wart). It is not necessary for you to have bottomed to have anal condylomas. HPV is more common than most people realize.
  • xJudasx

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    Aug 28, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    Laddy1962 saidGet tested for HPV. Could be an internal condyloma (raised growth resembling a wart). It is not necessary for you to have bottomed to have anal condylomas. HPV is more common than most people realize.

    Thanks for replying! Is this curable?
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    Aug 28, 2011 9:42 PM GMT
    go to a doctor and get a professional opinion
  • Lincsbear

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    Aug 28, 2011 11:24 PM GMT
    As above,see a doctor as soon as possible.Unexplained bleeding from any orifice should be checked out.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Aug 29, 2011 8:46 AM GMT
    Go see a Dr.icon_idea.gif

    You're only 18 but blood in stool is not normal.
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    Aug 29, 2011 9:23 AM GMT
    go to the doctor
  • Tommygayboy

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    Aug 29, 2011 2:54 PM GMT
    That sounds pretty nasty.
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    Aug 29, 2011 3:11 PM GMT
    From the article listed in the link:http://www.bettermedicine.com/article/bloody-stool

    Blood in the stool can indicate a relatively mild condition, such as hemorrhoids or constipation, or it can be due to a serious, even life-threatening condition, such as esophageal varices or colon cancer. Certain medications, such as aspirin, can also cause bloody stool.

    Blood in the stool is an abnormal, potentially critical condition in which there is blood mixed in with a bowel movement or feces. The blood can arise from anywhere along the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. Bloody stool is often a sign of gastrointestinal bleeding due to injury or disease. Stools that contain bright red or maroon-colored blood may be referred to as hematochezia, while melena is used to describe black, tarry, and smelly stools. Bloody stool can occur in all age groups and populations.

    Blood in the stool can appear in a variety of forms. There may be small amounts of bright red blood that is mixed inside the stool or that shows up on toilet paper after wiping the anus. Visible blood clots can also be present. Blood in the stool is sometimes accompanied by open bleeding from the rectum (rectal bleeding). Blood in the stool can be in such small quantities that it cannot be seen by the naked eye but can be detected by stool tests. This is called fecal occult blood, which may indicate a serious condition.

    Many other symptoms can occur with blood in the stool depending on the cause of the bleeding. Symptoms often involve the gastrointestinal system but can involve other body systems as well. It is important to talk with your health care professional about any other symptoms you are experiencing.
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    Aug 29, 2011 10:10 PM GMT
    I had blood in mine in 03 and ended up that it was colon cancer was lucky it was found soon. It could come from many things. go to the dr. if its just a little blood when you wipe you could have strained to hard and slightly torn yourself while going to the bathroom.
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    Aug 30, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    It's a sure sign you have butt cancer. icon_rolleyes.gif
  • TrentGrad

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    Sep 04, 2011 7:41 AM GMT
    xJudasx saidI recently posted a thread on an AIDS/HIV scare (Which I made an appointment for finally!).

    But now I wanted to ask you knowledgable males if bleeding is a system of any anal STD/STI. If you haven't read the other thread, I had bareback sex (drunk) with another male (which I know and claims to be std free) and ever since then I fealt fine until this summer when I would occasionally get blood in my stool. I have gotten info that the blood isn't a symptom of HIV but is it a symptom of any other disease?

    Any reply is appreciated thanks icon_smile.gif


    Anal bleeding can be caused by lots of things...but you have to see your Doctor to ensure its one of the minor things.

    I suspect in most cases, anal bleeding is the result of hemorrhoids...which can themselves be caused by something as minor as a difficult bowel movement.

    It's not the only thing of course...gay men have to be aware of things like anal fissures...which in bottoms would likely be another common cause of anal bleeding...especially if your partner isn't properly lubricated, or if he was a little too rough!

    You will need to get an HIV test six months after this bareback encounter in order to get an accurate reading of whether you were exposed to HIV.

    Although it's not exactly the best resource...wikipedia doesn't note rectal/anal bleeding with acute HIV infection...but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't get tested...you absolutely need to!

    Seriously dude...if you get drunk and, whilst drunk, are not practicing safe sex...then you need to stop drinking!

    It'll kill you if you don't!
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    Sep 06, 2011 4:21 AM GMT
    could be hemorrhoids
    could be HPV anal warts
    could be anal cancer
    could be _______?

    could be a good idea to SHOW YOUR DOCTOR
  • Artesin

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    Sep 23, 2011 8:26 AM GMT
    Could be a number of things...

    Fissure

    Hemorrhoids, which are more common than youd think

    or the result of HPV which would cause internal lesions.

    I went for a colonoscopy when I was 18 due to some bleeding turned out to be rhoids but they did find lesions from HPV which could have been upsetting the balance... If thats the case, the surgery is not fun at all. 2 1/2 years later its still causing issues -.-
  • xJudasx

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    Jul 03, 2012 9:25 AM GMT
    Hey guys this is old and after being tossed around by doctors, I finally got everything fixed. Turns out I had a a large polyp causing the bleeding. I was checked and there were no signs of HIV in my blood or anything else in my colon. I am truly lucky to have come clean after that big mistake. Thanks to you guys for helping me out. I am no longer bleeding icon_smile.gif
  • SamWoe

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    Jul 05, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    Reading through these feedbacks, must have put the 'Fear of God!' up the majority of readers. Now whilst the end result of that, might be good -That is, causing the query to be quickly addressed by a visit to the medics. One has to say, there does seem to be a great deal of uninformed advice being metered out here. My local hospital has clinics working five days a week, doing colonoscopy , with patients insides being checked,treated -year in year out - All routine procedures therefore.
    It is not pleasant, on the first occasion, near terrifying. However if there is blood in the stool. By that I mean 'red blood' or pain at the toilet, it is likely to be piles or polyps. Could be more serious but you need to know.
    These need treating to avoid more serious complications later . As for the operation,its quickly over and often the patient is not knocked out, though may be sedated to relax the body. Once discovered and treated, an annual recheck followup is our standard practice. Incidentally at the first visit to the medics, after your local doctor, the team might just go in a short way, this may be followed by a more extensive look. By the way, to examine the interior of the anus, the lubricated probe is eased in, then air is blown in to expand and stretch the walls, so any injuries can be seen. If piles or polyps are found these can be treated (silicone injection or elastic bands) plus any growth matter are sampled for laboratory examination. The instrument used contains a system which can move the probe in any direction, a light to illuminate the area, devices to treat growths, injuries and sampling tweezers. Caution is needed in the operation to ensure the bowel wall is not damaged,but one can expect to have the examination/treatment completed in less than 30 minutes. The blouted feeling caused by the applied air pressure wears off within 24 hours. In our setup, you lie on ones side, facing away from the doctor. The inquisitive patient might be tempted to caste his eyes
    around the scene infront, above his 'operating table' - there's a TV screen,
    (beware) this is not for the 'News', its your inside ! Just looks like going doing a rabbit hole, not too bad, until the picture shows a problem area.
    Full colour obviously. One glance was enough for me.
    As an aside issue - my specialist likes to have piped muzak playing whilst he is working - Gentle stuff , though perhaps the 'March of the Valkeries.' or ' 'Fingals Cave' would speed the job up.
    Your first experience of the sequence is the worst, partly through apprehension, even though here we are generally told before the examination of the affects, what to expect. Later treatments, etc usually - 'A walk in the park!'
    Bottom line, if you see blood in your stool, make an appointment to see your doctor NOW. They will probably give your a digital examination using a rubber glove, from this, refer you to the specialist unit.
    Trust this helps. as for age, these problems can occur at any - I'm now 78 and have had a lot in my decades - treated successfully.Good luck chums. S