Why don't our own bums make us sick?

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Offline ATremor

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Why don't our own bums make us sick?
« on: 03/07/2010 00:18:49 »
When one tends to wipe their own rear end with rough toilet paper there is often blood. Open wounds and massive amounts of bacteria seem to usually be a big no-no.  How can the bum heal itself so rapidly and why doesn't this make us sick? Sorry if it's a crude question but I'm curious.
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Why don't our own bums make us sick?
« Reply #1 on: 05/07/2010 21:44:22 »
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When one tends to wipe their own rear end with rough toilet paper there is often blood.
Cant say that has ever happened to me.

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« Reply #2 on: 05/07/2010 23:27:25 »
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About half the people in the UK develop one or more haemorrhoids at some stage.

Symptoms can vary. Small haemorrhoids are usually painless. The most common symptom is bleeding after going to the toilet.
http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Haemorrhoids-%28Piles%29.htm
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« Reply #3 on: 06/07/2010 03:26:43 »
I've had the ol bleeding bum for most of my life. I guess I was assuming others had a bum as fragile as mine. 

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« Reply #4 on: 06/07/2010 06:49:45 »
I think you should take it to your doctor.
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« Reply #5 on: 06/07/2010 13:14:58 »
Along with the sandpaper you are using to wipe with...LOL..Joking aside, I agree with Bored Chemist about seeing a doctor about the problem...there are many reasons one might bleed from the rear end after defecation the least of them from the toilet paper..and or hemorrhoids, as Rd mentioned... so please do go get checked...Perhaps they will find it something simply remedied?..

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