I'm eighteen and do anal with my boyfriend often. Today when I gave myself an enama I had quite a bit of blood come out but I didn't experience any pain or discomfort so am I fine or should I worry?
First off... Don't worry. Worrying doesn't fix anything, answer any questions or solve problems. It causes stress on the body.
You should do something though... go to the doctor and be totally honest. You are 18 but believe me, they have heard it all!
Rectal bleeding is not normal. You may have hemorrhoids that burst and caused the bleeding or it could be a host of other problems. It needs to be resolved because you could have long term ramifications.
An 18 year old should not need enemas. A healthy high fiber diet should resolve constipation. You absolutely need advice by a doctor !
Good luck and you should decide if it is worth it . It is YOUR body not your boyfriends.
I am not sure why you feel you need enemas but I agree with the above poster, at 18 years of age, a healthy diet with plenty of fiber and water should keep you regular. Anal sex can sometimes cause small tears/rips in the rectal wall which can cause some bleeding-rectal tissue is delicate and designed for things to come out of not be pushed in and out so this can lead to small tears/rips and friction irritation. Be sure during anal sex that you use LOTS of water based lubricant like KY jelly to avoid friction and tears. As the above poster mentioned, it is also possible that you have hemorrhoids that have bled. Hemorrhoids are common especially if you tend to have constipation. ANY time you have anal bleeding, it should be checked out by a doctor-always. They will likely want to do what is called a guaiac test. This is just taking a small sample of stool (poop) and smearing it on a special slide to test for blood in your stool. They may also gently insert a finger to feel for irregularities like hemorrhoids as part of the exam. At your age, I really doubt it is anything more than just some small tears in the rectal lining from the friction of sex and this will be less likely to happen if you use more lubricant (the rectum doesnt have it own lubrication in sexual response like the female vagina does so it is much more important to use a lubricant to avoid these little tears and rips in the tissue). I would also advise you NOT to do enemas. They can be bad for you because they can make constipation worse and they are an irritant to the rectal lining which may lead to more bleeding. Just evacuating the bowel (have a bowel movement) prior to sex should be sufficient.
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