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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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Bleeding out of rectum, feels like having bm but it's all blood- collected sample for dr should it be refrigerated or room temp? Does it matter?

Bleeding out of rectum, feels like having bm but it's all blood- collected sample for dr should it be refrigerated or room temp? Does it matter?

Need visual exam: Stool samples can be stored at room temp but if you are having bleeding as described without diarrhea, then you really need to have it evaluated by some form of endoscopy. This can mean proctoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy in a doctors office or a full colonoscopy. If the sample is being tested for blood, that can be done at home with a number of stool blood tests that can be done at home. ...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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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