Yesterday I had trouble making a bowel movement. I did go, alot , but it took some effort and I really had to strain.Today when I went, my stool was rather bloody. Bright red blood. It didn't hurt to go, but there was definite blood in the toilet.I'm thinking its just from having to strain so much yesterday. It doesn't hurt, and it was bright red which makes me think it was fresh blood caused from yesterdays bm?
Yes, it's possible that you might have slightly torn something. It's much better to take a laxative (as long as you don't make a habit of it) rather than push hard and strain. In general, make sure you're getting a reasomable amount of fiber in your diet, and drink a reasonable amount of water (at least 6 or so cups a day, more if you're active).It's probably nothing serious. Give it a few days and see if everything heals.
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