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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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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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Is it normal to have light bleeding from the rectum after small bowel resection? It seems to be round the feces but not in it. There's no pain.

Is it normal to have light bleeding from the rectum after small bowel resection? It seems to be round the feces but not in it. There's no  pain.

Maybe: Slight bleeding could be from hemorrhoids or other anal condition. Cirrhosis can cause abnormally enlarged veins to occur in the gastrointestinal tract that could bleed. Best not to wonder & best is to contact your own surgeon who performed the surgery to get proper information for your own specific situation & conditions. ...Read more

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Symptoms: minor rectal bleeding (presumably at anus, red blood), painful defection (pain in rectum/anus area), feces of extremely huge size. Pain during prolong sitting. If sigmoidoscopy is required?

Symptoms: minor rectal bleeding (presumably at anus, red blood), painful defection (pain in rectum/anus area), feces of extremely huge size. Pain during prolong sitting. If sigmoidoscopy is required?

Depends: If the doctor is unable to identify the issue or cause of the problem with an external examination of the anal area, then a sigmoidoscopy may be indicated. Ask your doctor why it is indicated for you, if that is their recommendation. ...Read more

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Hi. I'm currently under investigation for possible chrones. This evening I'm bleeding a lot from rectum and got r/s abdo pain. Very loose stool ?

Hi. I'm currently under investigation for possible chrones. This evening I'm bleeding a lot from rectum and got r/s abdo pain. Very loose stool   ?

ER: Please go to the ER. We do not want something bad happening to you that can be avoided. If you are being worked up for crohns and you have these symptoms you could be in an active flair. Please go now. ...Read more

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How can I treat a tear in my rectum?It's not bleeding. I feel something tearing everytime i go. Stool is soft.I have weak pelvic floor.

How can I treat a tear in my rectum?It's not bleeding. I feel something tearing everytime i go. Stool is soft.I have weak pelvic floor.

See your doctor: An examination is indicated if there is a sensation of tearing with bowel movements. A weak pelvic floor really shouldn't contribute to tearing in this manner. Visualization of what is occurring is the key to evaluating this type of problem. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding. Started out with burning/itching and blood on tp now blood is on stool too. Small amounts each time. is red blood always from rectum?

Rectal bleeding. Started out with burning/itching and blood on tp now blood is on stool too. Small amounts each time. is red blood always from rectum?

Anal canal: When blood is seen as bright red on toilet paper and then on stool the site is low rectum anal canal. The most common cause is a fissure or hemorrhoids. At 23 years of age one doesn't think of anal or rectal cancer. A digital exam and evaluation of the area of internal and external hemorrhoids should resolve the issue. ...Read more

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Hi. Lately when I have bowel movements they are a reddish color and I'm not bleeding from my rectum. Why is my stool turning red?

Hi. Lately when I have bowel movements they are a reddish color and I'm not bleeding from my rectum. Why is my stool turning red?

Red color: can come from red foods, such as beets or red dye. You need to make sure that it is not blood mixed with stool. Have your doctor test stool for occult blood. ...Read more

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Passing stool I've had rectum bleeding on toilet paper after wipe no blood and I've noticed on my stool theres blood anal fissure? or hemorrhoids ?

Passing stool I've had rectum bleeding on toilet paper after wipe no blood and I've noticed on my stool theres blood anal fissure? or hemorrhoids ?

Blood in stool: Blood in the stool is called hematochezia, and there are several causes for this. Small amounts of bright red blood in the stool is commonly caused by damage to the blood vessels lining the rectum from constipation or other trauma. Rectal bleeding associated with large amounts of blood, weight loss, fever, vomiting, weakness, etc. is cause for concern and should be evaluated by a physician. ...Read more

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My rectum is itchy and I bleed a little when I excrete feces, what do I do?

My rectum is itchy and I bleed a little when I excrete feces, what do I do?

See below: A common cause of anal itching in adults is called pruritus ani, leaving pinpoint spots of blood on the tissue from superficial skin inflammation. The most common causes are caffeine and excess moisture. Eliminate caffeine and keep the area dry with corn starch powder, not talcum powder. ...Read more

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