Ask Poopreport: Our Annual Notice On Medical Responsiblity ... Ours And Yours
Someone with a fake email address wrote this in:
Hi. I have a problem that when I poop there two to three drops of bright blood. This has been happening for the last three days. What should I do to get rid of this [issue]?
And the most important think is I don't want to show my ass to doctor.
Sigh. And here we have it--he or she doesn't want to show his or her ass to the doctor. I get it, I really do. Going to the doctor for a butt issue sounds mortifying. But do you know what is even more mortifying? Some of you out there will bleed from you ass and not think to call a doctor if you are really worried.
Most likely this person's issue is not a big one. Maybe a hemorrhoid is at work, or maybe he or she just wiped too hard a few days ago, or maybe a small anal fissure is the cause. Maybe the inquirer was having anal sex and is embarrassed to say. Who knows? No, really, who knows? A doctor might know.
This website has made thousands of people laugh over the years, and it has also offered some great advice to people with butt problems, such as having foul-smelling poop or leaking constantly from one's anus. We cannot replace a doctor's expertise, though, and if your bleeding continues you should try to make an appointment with a physician. I know that there are readers who do not have doctors or medical insurance, but this person wrote that his or her biggest issue was not going ass-up in the doctor's office.
Please, please remember that your butt deserves the same concern as the rest of your body. Remember -- if your eyes, ears, or mouth were leaking a few drops of blood every day for three days, you might call a physician. That the blood is coming from your ass should make no difference.