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Hello. I would like to ask about the causes and treatment for per rectal bleeding in a 23 years old male. It has been 6 months, on and off, bright red, slight pain in anus, symptom relieved by increased fluid intake and fibre, no loss of weight or appetit

Hello. I would like to ask about the causes and treatment for per rectal bleeding in a 23 years old male. It has been 6 months, on and off, bright red, slight pain in anus, symptom relieved by increased fluid intake and fibre, no loss of weight or appetit

Hemorrhoids: Nice description of hemorrhoid bleeding. Keep a good balance of fiber (5-6 servings of fruit / vege a day) and hydration (enough liquid to have clear urine 4-5 times a day - not what you get with beer or coffee) and he should have durable relief. Otc hemorrhoid rx may help. If not, or if the bleeding or pain worsens he may have a higher grade of hemorrhoid or fissure and shoul see a doc. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

Rectal bleeding is a symptom in which a person has blood coming out of his anus, either during bowel movements (when he poops) and/or at other times. The bleeding can be from ...Read more


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What can be done about rectal bleeding?

What can be done about rectal bleeding?

Colonoscopy: Rectal bleeding is a symptom, not a diagnosis. It can represent something serious such as colon or rectal cancer, or something simple such as hemorrhoids. You need a physical examination followed by colonoscopy to diagnose the source; the treatment will differ depending on what the cause is. ...Read more

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When is rectal bleeding cause for alarm?

Sometimes: More worrisome features are darker blood, blood mixed with mucous, chronic bleeding worsening and persistent and recurring bleeding and bleeding associated with other GI symptoms, and increasing age. Though any or none of these factors could be a sign which needs evaluation if persistent. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Why do people most commonly have rectal bleeding?

Why do people most commonly have rectal bleeding?

Anatomy & physiology: Lower part of rectum had communication between portal systems of GI tract that drains though liver & systemic system by normal venous return goes directly to heart , any increase of pressure in portal sys backs up , as in cirrhosis hemorriods etc and bleeds other reason to bleed, with each defecation due to streaching any ulcer like fissure, haemorroids , tumors, polyps infections all bleed. ...Read more

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What is the most common cause of rectal bleeding?

Hemorrhoids: Or anal fissure are the most common but other more serious causes may be present. No amount of bleeding is normal. See your doctor for an exam or referral to a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Does rectal bleeding signify a serious complication?

Does rectal bleeding signify a serious complication?

Yes: A lot depends on your age. In children it can be a malformation of the intestine called a meckel's. This is easy to treat and diagnose. The diagnosis spectrum can be superficial as in hemmorhoid to internal such as indicator for cancer. Either way tests can be run to det. ...Read more

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How can you stop constipation & rectal bleeding?

How can you stop constipation & rectal bleeding?

Constipation : Maybe a chronic problem . Have to take stool softeners drink lots of fluids, may need senekot(although not recommend to use for long time) but, for the rectal bleeding that may be due to straining you should have a doctor take a look and may even need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Will i need colonoscopy if I have chronic rectal bleeding?

Will i need colonoscopy if I have chronic rectal bleeding?

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 are all potentially serious problems. Get colonoscopy if your doctor recommends it. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more