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is rectal bleeding normal after a colonoscopy

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Colonoscopy: Will look for tumors or polyps in the colon. Most common cause of bleeding may be from hemorrhoids or anal fissure that may not be seen well on colono ... Read More
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Dr. Patrick Savoy
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Hemorrhoids; AVMs: Vascular malformations can sometimes be difficult to see on colonoscopy. These can bleed spontaneously. Most commonly, internal and/or external hemorr ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Bleeding might: Be inermittent, or you could be bleeding from small intestine. Or it could be coming from outside the rectum, like external hemorroids. Sometimes, b ... Read More
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Small bowel and anus: When a work up involves an EGD and colonoscopy, it misses the small intestines - a capsule endoscopy or bleeding scan would be needed to assess bleedi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
EGD is next.: People with cirrhosis can get varicose (dilated veins) within the esophagus which can bleed. If the colonoscopy didn’t show anything then the next st ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hamsa Jayaraj
54 years experience Internal Medicine
Easy procedure : Safe with a qualified doc
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes : In order to determine the source of bleeding and to stop it if possible. It could be bleeding from a cancer, benign tumor, ulcerative colitis. These ... Read More
A 70-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
Gastroenterologist: Yoy will need a full colonoscopy, thus you should see a gastroenterologist.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
Yes, if you want to : Find out the origin of the bleeding. Most common cause of rectal bleeding is hemorrhoids, but other causes are possible, such as cancer, ulcerative c ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
See your doc.: Problem sounds like it can be fixed. Very unlikely to be cancer. Potential sources - hemorrhoids, diverticular disease, arteriovenous malformations, ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Rectal bleeding. : It would be quite unusual for you to start bleeding five weeks after a colonoscopy with biopsy. If it's red blood, this could be a hemorrhoid or anal ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynn Greenhouse
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely not: There are many reasons for rectal bleeding, including internal hemorrhoid, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, among others. Colon cancer i ... Read More

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