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Could it be a hemorrhoid?
I am not sure if this is the right community to post in but I am becoming increasingly concerned with this problem.
Some time last year I went to my physician and told him that I was having some pain during and slight bleeding when wiping after a bowel movement. He examined me and noticed a small 'fissure' and told me that I was simply experiencing constipation. He told me to get miraLAX and that in a week everything would be fine.
I did what he said, and for a while things did improve but shortly after I was experiencing the same problem. There is no blood in the actual stool, just when I wipe there is bright red blood--only a little. I have been living with this for maybe a year now and have just thought that maybe I was wiping too hard but now I am starting to suspect that it is more than that.
Current symptoms include, swelling around the anus which becomes sore to the touch, slight bleeding after bowel movements, and pain and overall discomfort during bowel movements. Please this is quite embarrassing, but I need help, could I have hemorrhoids?
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