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I went to the bathroom this morning and had a bowel motion.
It was a little painful to go, when i finished i noticed some bright red blood on my stool.
My anus is now burning a little.

this is the first time it has happend.

i am on coloflac for irratble bowl but havnt been taking it as religously as i should.

should i be worried/go see my doctor?
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replied February 16th, 2011
Hello, and thanks for your medical question on E Health Forum.

From the history provided here, presence of burning sensation during bowel movements, blood in stools, indicate that you might be having anal fissures.

Anal fissures are very painful while passing bowel movements, and are caused due to severe constipation and hard stools. These fissures can bleed and leave a coating of blood on the stools.

You might consider consulting your doctor for an examination and proper treatment of the underlying condition.

Control of constipation is an important aspect in the management of this condition.

I hope this helps.

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