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My wife has rectal bleeding that comes and goes she went to a nurse practitioner and found no hemmorhoids what could cause this

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ryan Stanton
17 years experience Emergency Medicine
Go see GI: If there is no evidence of hemorrhoids...It is time to go see GI and let them take a look. She may need to be scoped to look for sources of the bleedi ... Read More
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Dr. Jason Campbell
15 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: There are multiple causes of rectal bleeding with the most common being hemorrhoids. Other causes can include colon polyps and colon tumors. Confirm ... Read More
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Dr. Douglas McNeill
48 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: Hard stools may cause intermittent rectal bleeding from a split in the anus, a fissure. Intermittent bleeding, however, may be a sign of inflammatory ... Read More

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a doctor: If you have been having rectal bleeding for 5 years you should be seen by a colorectal surgeon. If it is not your anemia that is producing light-head ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Mirabile
32 years experience Gynecology
Bleeding: There could be a connection however if you have not had the rectal bleeding evaluated, i would contact your physician and do so.
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Dr. Gabriel Goren
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Hope you: Do not confuse between the two. Unless your bowel habits remain the same during your entire cycle there is not correlation. However if you by chance ... Read More
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Exam or colonoscopy: Many people present with "piles" and this can actually be the issue or one of many other problems that your doctor can help there are dietary, behavi ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashmat Rajput
38 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Not all anal bleedings are due to hemorrhoids. There are so many other reasons like fissure, diverticulosis, ischemic colitis, avmalformation, crohn's ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Slow bleeding from colon cancer can lead to anemia, without visible blood or black tarry stools. More often than not, anemia is the presenting symptom ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Jacobson
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Possibly: If the bleeding will not stop then she should go to the emergency room. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to die from hemorrhoidal bleeding. ... Read More
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Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Gastroenterologist: I don't think that blood tests alone would shed light on the cause of his symptoms. Rectal bleeding must be investigated to look for hemorrhoids, anal ... Read More
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wendell Goins
41 years experience General Surgery
Need to be checked : Sometimes bleeding from internal hemorrhoids can be difficult to determine if the bleeding has stopped or if the exam was done without an anoscope. Al ... Read More
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Goldstein
21 years experience Pediatrics
Rectal bleeding: I would first consider softening the stools. Constipation and large, hard bowel movements can often be the cause of bleeding. There could also be othe ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 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

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