Many people see blood when they wipe after a bowel movement, and they immediately panic. While this is reason for concern and you should see a doctor, it is likely a relatively minor condition that your doctor can help you work through. Pain in addition to the bleeding may indicate hemorrhoids, an anal fissure, an abscess, a fistula, or another issue. A doctor who sees these conditions regularly can usually diagnose them quickly and offer an effective treatment to help you heal quickly. We recommend making an appointment with us or discussing your symptoms with your primary care physician as soon as possible to get started.