Error: This is required. Error: Not a valid value. Injuries to the anal region are often caused by changes in bowel function like diarrhoea or constipation. These can cause pain and irritation, damage the skin around the anus and sometimes lead to bright red blood spotting on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Sometimes the muscles in and around the anal region go into spasm, and this can lead to a tightening of the sphincter that makes passing stool painful. It can also cause a tear, called an anal fissure , which can bleed.
When It's More Than a Little Tear
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Many people experience light spotting from time to time due to the delicate nature of the tissues involved. You should see a doctor or other healthcare provider if you notice more than a couple of drops of light pink blood, or if you experience discomfort that lasts for more than two days. Bleeding after anal sex is often the result of too much friction, rough behavior, or cuts from fingernails. Though very rare, it is possible to perforate , or tear, the colon during anal sex. You may also experience extreme pain, swelling in the lower abdomen, fever, and nausea. If you have these symptoms, seek immediate medical attention. Just remember the acronym WASH. A sitz bath is a therapeutic warm water bath that immerses just the buttocks and hips. It can provide comfort and relief from hemorrhoids, anal herpes, proctitis, fissures, and more.
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Sure, there are tips and confessionals to pore over — but as with most things, it's impossible to know what it's going to be like until you actually try it. Also as with most things, it's nice to be prepared and knowledgeable about all the possible outcomes that can result from going all the way south. Especially when that potentially entails blood coming from a place you never want to see blood coming from. An unsexy and unfortunate possible side effect of anal sex — whether it's your first time or your 50th — is a bit of rectal bleeding. It can be alarming at best and horribly painful at worse, so to put your mind and booty at ease, two doctors explained everything that is and isn't normal about bleeding after anal sex, and how it can be avoided in the future. First things first: While serious injuries caused by anal sex are rare , some mild bleeding after anal sex isn't. Partha Nandi, a gastroenterologist and health editor with WXYZ-TV in Detroit, said the most common reason for bleeding after anal sex is anal tears — small tears or fissures in the delicate anal canal tissue.
Being a proud member of the anal sex fan club is fun for so many reasons. One is that I get to do things like investigate anal-sex-induced bleeding for you, dear reader. Trust me when I say I understand how alarming it can be. As a queer woman who dates people of all gender identities, I love that anal pleasure is something most interested people can enjoy regardless of orientation, gender, or genitals. Anal also just feels really excellent for me. But nothing jolts me out of post-anal bliss like a little bit of butt bleeding. Overall, the answer is pretty reassuring. Sokol , M.