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Anal Bleeding And Pain
Bright red anal bleeding, no pain/ discomfort. Any way to get treatment with out being physically examed? I REFUSE.
Small amount of anal prolapse; no pain, bleeding, or interference with defecating. Should one still see a physician? Think i'd rather live with it.
Many things: Bleeding from your anus could be from cancer, inflammatory bowel diseases like ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease, hemorrhoids or some kind of trauma to the anal area to name a few. A direct visual exam and digital rectal exam or anoscopy are useful initial tests, and can be performed by your primary care doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
First confirm source: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more