A member asked:

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. what should i do?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Eric Kaplan answered

Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery

You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! this does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! take this situation very seriously.

Answered 7/19/2018


Dr. Vlad Apostol answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness.

Answered 2/24/2018



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