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What could cause rectal itching, bleeding, and pain after BM?

Evelyn Minaya, MD
OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology)

The most common cause for rectal itching, bleeding and pain comes from external and internal hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids refer to veins in the rectal area that can get inflamed and irritated by sitting for long periods of time, childbirth, and constipation. Symptoms can be relieved by using over-the-counter medication to reduce the itching and swelling. You can also incorporate a stool softener to alleviate the constipation. Crushed ice in a waterproof baggy can alleviate the pain and the itching as well. 

You should always have a doctor evaluate you to make sure that you indeed have hemorrhoids. Other causes of bleeding and pain can be more ominous and has to be checked out by the doctor.

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