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Bright red blood from rectum

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
Gastroenterology 31 years experience
It could: Bright red blood per rectum requires medical evaluation. Most of the time it ends up being just hemorrhoids but the seriousness of the possibility tha... Read More
Dr. Scott Browning
Colon and Rectal Surgery 31 years experience
Maybe, Maybe not: While rectal bleeding as you describe will most likely be due to either internal hemorrhoids or an anal fissure, there is a significant risk that it c... Read More

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jie Xu
Dr. Jie Xuanswered
Obstetrics and Gynecology 18 years experience
Hemorrhoids?: Internal hemorrhoids can lead to nonpainful bleeding per rectum, even spontaneously without a bowel movement. Definitely check with your primary docto... Read More
A 84-year-old male asked:
Dr. Liesa Harte
Family Medicine 30 years experience
Question for your dr: That is a question you should ask your gastroenterologist or surgeon. I see you are on a blood thinner. That makes the bright red blood more wor... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Carr
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
G.I. Bleed...: Possibly a medical emergency. Fresh red blood coming from the rectum is always a cause for concern. Hemorrhoids would be a common cause, but other thi... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
Yes: Urgency depends on amount, other factors. Pain? Diarrhea? Constipated? Duration? On toilet paper, in bowl, on stool, in stool? Other health issues, me... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Be seen. Any abnormal bleeding warrants and evaluation. It would be better to be seen too soon than too late. Wish you good health!
A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
General Surgery 57 years experience
Most likely piles: Most likely hemorrhoids or piles, but has to make sure by visiting your doctor will examine , do an endoscopy, and will rule out cancers, polyps, et... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
Obstetrics and Gynecology 38 years experience
HPV in the rectum: HPV in the rectum should not cause bleeding unless you have progressed to rectal cancer. Most likely it is hemorrhoids but I would see a GI doc and g... Read More
A 57-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology 32 years experience
Take her to her doc: She should be seen by her doctor to make sure it is not anything serious.
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