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What may cause bleeding from rectum?

What may cause bleeding from rectum?

Rectal bleeding : Can have many causes such as simple hemorrhoids or fissures, but there are other disorders of the gastrointestinal tract like inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis...Etc. This is something that needs a medical evaluation and possibly a colonoscopy for a proper diagnosis. Take care! ...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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Severe bleeding from rectum and several scans show no results. What is going on?

Severe bleeding from rectum and several scans show no results. What is going on?

Scans?: You did not mention colonoscopy or upper endoscopy or any pain... Also did not mention any medications... If you are taking NSAID medications such as motrin, aspirin, aleve, (naproxen) etc then you could have an ulcer causing bleeding. If you have not had colonoscopy that should be done. Hemorrhoids can cause "severe" bleeding but that is rare. ...Read more

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What is occult bleeding per rectum?

What is occult bleeding per rectum?

Blood in stool: When blood is found in the stool when there is no visual evidence of blood. ...Read more

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What can cause bright red bleeding from rectum and penis?

What can cause bright red bleeding from rectum and penis?

Need more info...: Do you mean bleeding in rectum & scrotum simultaneously or separately? It is extremely unlikely occurring at the same time. If separately, from rectum, it may be hemorrhoids, colon polys or tumors or diverticula, etc. if from penile opening, any bleeding from anywhere along urinary tract from tumor, stone, inflammation/infection, ruptured varix, kidney parenchymal disease, etc. ...Read more

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Small hard painless lump in rectum. Occasional bleeding from rectum. What can this be? Young female

Small hard painless lump in rectum. Occasional bleeding from rectum. What can this be? Young female

Need tests: Need endoscopic examination and biopsy for diagnosis and treatment with out this is speculative , speak to your doctor and get it done soon. ...Read more

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Bleeding from rectum. 88 years old with hemorrhoids. Worth it to fix them if health problems?

Bleeding from rectum. 88 years old with hemorrhoids. Worth it to fix them if health problems?

Colonoscopy okay?: Your bleeding problem might be as simple as hemorrhoids bleeding; if so, a rectal procedure can be low risk and offer you a significant benefit. However, with other concerns "age" and "health problems", your bleeding problem might not be simple. See your primary doc, get a colonoscopy and depending on those results, your doc will help you decide the best action. ...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