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I have severe bleeding from my rectum?

I have severe bleeding from my rectum?

Get to the hospital!: Bleeding from the GI tract is never normal, but severe bleeding can be life-threatening. Lots of possibilities here, some of which can be very serious. Get to the emergency room please so the severity and cause of your bleeding can be determined, and the bleeding corrected. ...Read more

Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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Bleeding from the rectum. Is this worrying?

Bleeding from the rectum. Is this worrying?

Can be: Until the correct diagnosis and cause is determined. See a colorectal surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. No amount of rectal bleeding should ever be considered normal. ...Read more

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Hi I have a friend who did some heavy lifting and afterwards he has been bleeding from his rectum what should he do?

Hi I have a friend who did some heavy lifting and afterwards he has been bleeding from his rectum what should he do?

Hemorrhoid : He probably has a hemorrhoid. He should see his pcp, gastroenterlogist or surgeon. In the meantime sitz baths and topical treatments. If the bleeding is a lot then he should go to tte emergency room. ...Read more

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I'm not constipated, but I am bleeding from my rectum, is it normal?

Never: Rectal bleeding is never normal. The causes are many, including hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, trauma, polyps, and others. At least a good history and exam from a primary care provider is needed. Depending on that evaluation, specialist referral may be indicated. ...Read more

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My 82 year old dad fell down and was bleeding from the rectum, what does this mean?

Medical attention: Probably the rectal bleeding caused his blood pressure to get low and made him dizzy, hence the fall. You need to take him to his doctor as soon as possible to be checked. If the bleeding is significant or recurrs, take him to the emergency room. ...Read more

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If theres a little bit of bleeding from the rectum, but not in the feces, should I get it checked?

If theres a little bit of bleeding from the rectum, but not in the feces, should I get it checked?

Yes: Bleeding from the rectum should always be followed up and you should ask your doctor what the next best step is. It may be something as simple as a hemorrhoid, but your doctor will want to make sure it isn't anything worse. ...Read more

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Had a lap assisted right hemi colectomy 4 months ago. He had an episode of bleeding from his rectum about 1 month ago and is bleeding again. Why?

Had a lap assisted right hemi colectomy 4 months ago.  He had an episode of bleeding from his rectum about 1 month ago and is bleeding again. Why?

See surgeon : Cannot determine cause without looking. Could be as simple and innocent as hemorrhoids but too little information provided. Why was colectomy performed? Was it complicated? Has patient seen surgeon back in follow up. Recommend return to surgeon who performed operation. Also would suggest seeing a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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My sister is bleeding from her rectum and her blood count was 5 they gave her three pints of blood they also did the scope on her they found nothing what else can it be?

My sister is bleeding from her rectum and her blood count was 5 they gave her three pints of blood they also did the scope on her they found nothing what else can it be?

I doubt your story: It is unlikely that they found "nothing" if there was actual rectal bleeding to that degree. I believe that there had to be something that caused the bleeding, even something simple like a hemorrhoid. Did they examine the entire colon, or just the rectum? Are you getting the full story from your sister? ...Read more

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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