A member asked:

I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now i am passing blood. could i have bleeding hemorrhoids?

9 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli answered

Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology

There are many causes of blood in the stool. These include hemorrhoids, benign and malignant tumors, infections, poor blood supply to the intestine, inflammatory disorders of the intestine, etc. Your symptoms require urgent medical attention.

Answered Jun 10, 2015


Dr. Richard Orr answered

Specializes in Surgical Oncology

Hemorrhoids do not cause cramping and diarrhea. These symptoms are more suggestive of colitis or an infection. See your doctor even if it gets better on its own. All rectal bleeding needs to be investigated to make sure that you don't have a serious cause.

Answered Dec 28, 2016



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