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what do it mean to bleed in reactum badly?

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Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Multiple causes: 2 of the simpler causes are diverticulosis/itis (pouches in the colon that get inflamed by seeds/nuts/popcorn & bleed) and hemorrhoids (swollen rectal veins that may bleed or clot & be very painful). A tear in the ring muscle of the anus (fissure) can also bleed heavily. Then we come to tumors: anal or rectal tumors or colon tumors (benign polyps or cancers) see doctor for thorough exam ± colonosc.
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
CT scan colonoscopy is being used by some institutions instead of the invasive colonoscope.
Jan 14, 2012
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Provided original answer
other possible causes: sharp foreign objects inserted in the rectum may puncture & bleed: see ER doc at once if this applies
Jan 14, 2012
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan commented
Colon and Rectal Surgery 42 years experience
regardless of what it means to have severe bleeding, IT IS NOT NORMAL OR OK!!!! get an expert to make the diagnosis by whatever means he determines is necessary. Run do not walk to the expert!!
Jan 16, 2012
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
See the doctor: There can be many reasons for rectal bleeding, but all of them should be evaluated by a doctor! see a colorectal surgeon who will do a complete examination.

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