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What is the cause of bright red rectal bleeding that is ongoing off and on for over 5 years?

What is the cause of bright red rectal bleeding that is ongoing off and on for over 5 years?

See a doctor: Bleeding could be from hemorrhoid condition or from another internal colon growth or problem. Best is to see a doctor for an exam to identify & treat the problem. ...Read more

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Had sigmoidoscopy for months of bright red rectal bleeding. Haven't had bleeding for two years now but am worried still. No other symptoms.?

Had sigmoidoscopy for months of bright red rectal bleeding. Haven't had bleeding for two years now but am worried still. No other symptoms.?

Play it safe!: Any bright red blood per rectum is abnormal. This may be as simple as a hemorrhoid problem or as ominous as crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. I would be worried. Consider that the blood could have come from farther up than the sigmoidoscope reached -- you could have a big problem that went undiagnosed. Allay your fears and get a full colonoscopy to be sure -- the reassurance is worth the cost. ...Read more

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Bright red rectal bleeding 2.5 years ago that lasted on and off 3 weeks with painful bowels. Have had no blood since.24 y/o. Do I need to see a dr?

Bright red rectal bleeding 2.5 years ago that lasted on and off 3 weeks with painful bowels. Have had no blood since.24 y/o. Do I need to see a dr?

Why the question now: Not sure why you chose to wait 2 1/2 years to ask this but the answer is likely that you suffered from hemorrhoids or an anal fissure- both of which are not life-threatening. Certainly if the symptoms recur then seek medical attention ...Read more

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Wife - experiencing bright red rectal bleeding. She has been diagnosis with hemorrhoids, but this time it is excessive. Is there an immediate risk?

Wife - experiencing bright red rectal bleeding. She has been diagnosis with hemorrhoids, but this time it is excessive. Is there an immediate risk?

Possibly: If the bleeding will not stop then she should go to the emergency room. Contrary to popular belief, it is possible to die from hemorrhoidal bleeding. When I was an intern I pled my case regarding a patient that I was taking care of and it fell on deaf ears. The woman was dead by the next morning. The resident above me refuse to believe that someone could die from hemorrhoids and was looking further up in the gut for the source of bleeding when it was so obvious to me that the massive hemorrhaging was coming from the hemorrhoids. Have also seen one of my own psychiatric patients almost die for the same reason. She was discharged from the hospital with massive hemorrhoidal bleeding. Surgeons want to put off the surgery until monday. I had her husband stay up with her all night to observe her bleeding and when the massive bleeding started up again he got her to the emergency room her life was saved in time. The surgeons had tocome in on a sunday to operate. ...Read more

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I have had large amount ob bright red rectal bleeding once a day for the last 7 days I am 49 female and have hemorroids banded about 9 years ago but?

I have had large amount ob bright red rectal bleeding once a day for the last 7 days I am 49 female and have hemorroids banded about 9 years ago but?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding may be from hemorrhoids, but it may be from a number of more serious causes. You should see your doctor about this asap. ...Read more

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Bright red rectal bleeding stopped 2.5 years ago -- had sigmoidoscopy then and didn't see anything. Does cancer usually continue to bleed?

Bright red rectal bleeding stopped 2.5 years ago -- had sigmoidoscopy then and didn't see anything. Does cancer usually continue to bleed?

Hemorrhoids: Bright red blood may signify a hemorrhoid and that was self limiting. The sigmoidoscopy showed that no cancer was present in the sigmoid colon. Your doctor wanted to know your family history of cancer and cancer would continue to have episodes over 2+ years. Talk with your doctor to discuss your concerns. People need a screening colonoscopy at 50 or sooner with a risk factor. ...Read more

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Do colon cancers continue to bleed or do they stop? Haven't had rectal bleeding for over a year but did have bright red rectal blood before. I'm 26.

Do colon cancers continue to bleed or do they stop? Haven't had rectal bleeding for over a year but did have bright red rectal blood before. I'm 26.

Typically yes: If the bleeding you had one year ago was due to colon cancer, you would have had a number of progressive symptoms by now, so I wouldn't worry (plus colon cancer is very uncommon at age 26). If however bleeding recurs or persist have it evaluated. ...Read more

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I had bright red rectal bleeding this morning when I passed stools with very minimal pain. Could I be at risk for cancer. We have no history of cancer?

I had bright red rectal bleeding this morning when I passed stools with very minimal pain. Could I be at risk for cancer. We have no history of cancer?

Get medical check up: Rectal bleeding is caused either by Cancer or Hemorrohids. You should go see your doctor for an examination so that you can find the cause. Cancer can occur in anyone of us....family history of no Cancer does not help as 90% of people who develop Cancer do not have family history of cancer. So you need to be careful and get a good medical exam. ...Read more

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24 yr old bright red rectal bleeding for a few weeks almost 3 years ago. No bleeding or symptoms since. Dr said ok. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?

24 yr old bright red rectal bleeding for a few weeks almost 3 years ago. No bleeding or symptoms since. Dr said ok. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?

No Rules: Unlikely that after all this time, there would be a cancer not causing symptoms. However, cancer does not follow rules.
If there was bleeding, some evaluation should have been done, and maybe still should. ...Read more

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Colonscopy 2013 bright red rectal bleeding, diagnosis hemorrhoid. Appearing again & GI schedule colonscopy w/ anesthesia. Suggesting incomplete last time?

Colonscopy 2013 bright red rectal bleeding, diagnosis hemorrhoid. Appearing again & GI schedule colonscopy w/ anesthesia. Suggesting incomplete last time?

Not necessarily: There are many reason why this would be scheduled with general anesthesia. Talk to your GI Doctor, it may be different arrangements or requirements at the facility or the need for a longer exam. ...Read more

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7 years ago, had bright red rectal bleeding after bm. Hurt to have bm most of the time I saw blood. Dr saw a fissure on exam. By the time I had sigmoidoscopy fissure was gone and no bleeding anymore. Unlikely he missed cancer? No symptoms since.

7 years ago, had bright red rectal bleeding after bm. Hurt to have bm most of the time I saw blood. Dr saw a fissure on exam. By the time I had sigmoidoscopy fissure was gone and no bleeding anymore. Unlikely he missed cancer? No symptoms since.

BRBPR due to...: This may just be hemorrhoids from straining but bleeding from rectum (brbpr) may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaids, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), see your doctor. ...Read more

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Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. Abdominal pain. Could it be colon cancer? I'm 18 years old. (No cancer in family)

Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. Abdominal pain. Could it be colon cancer? I'm 18 years old. (No cancer in family)

You need an exam: Although it would be rare in someone your age to have colon cancer, especially without a family history, you should definitely be seen and examined by a qualified colorectal surgeon or GI... if you are also having sharp anal pain with BMs you might have something simple like an anal fissure, which can also cause bleeding and (occasionally) pencil thin stools. ...Read more

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On and off bright red painless rectal bleeding for two years. It is usually a good bit but now it is more regular as a small bit on toilet paper?

On and off bright red painless rectal bleeding for two years. It is usually a good bit but now it is more regular as a small bit on toilet paper?

Rectal bleeding: Many things can cause this but most commonly they are hemorrhoids, but you must rule out colorectal cancer. You should seek a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I've had blood in my stool for years. I've had hemorrhoid problems for a while but it has always been bright red. Chance of rectal cancer?

I've had blood in my stool for years. I've had hemorrhoid problems for a while but it has always been bright red. Chance of rectal cancer?

Low: Why have you not gotten treated for hemorrhoids? You can lose enough blood from these to become anemic. Please see your doctor for treatment and s/he can check you for rectal cancer as well. ...Read more

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What can cause rectal bleeding (bright red blood)?

What can cause rectal bleeding (bright red blood)?

Too many things: To give a complete list but hemorrhoids, fissures, proctitis, colitis, colon polyps, colon cancer, diverticular disease are just a few. Remember it is NEVER normal to have rectal bleeding so do not ignore and go get an evaluation by your PCP, GYN, or a GI or Colon and rectal Surgeon ASAP. ...Read more

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I need to figure out why rectal bleeding is always bright red blood?

I need to figure out why rectal bleeding is always bright red blood?

From hemorrhoids: No rectal bleeding is "normal".
Bright red bleeding is the least dangerous. Hemorrhoids -swollen rectal veins- can become irritated. The blood is 'fresh' and bright red
anal fissures -cuts- are painful and produce bright blood. Warm baths with epson salts, creams like a;d help.
Darker blood may come from a tumor or polyp. Upper GI bleeding may have black stools. Do see a doctor
peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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Do I have rectal cancer if I suddenly see small specks of bright red blood on the toilet paper? "

Do I have rectal cancer if I suddenly see small specks of bright red blood on the toilet paper? "

Not likely: While it is possible for a rectal tumor to cause bleeding or pain, the more common presentation would be changes in bowel movements. Blood on toilet paper is far more likely to b due to internal hemorrhoids, constipation, or rectal irritation from something else. Colon cancer can cause dark blood in stool while brighter red blood would be more related to the rectum&anus. See md for office exam. ...Read more

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I have been on metformin for bout 2weeks I'm experiencing rectal bleeding it just started lastnight. The blood is bright red. What should I do?

I have been on metformin for bout 2weeks I'm experiencing rectal bleeding it just started lastnight. The blood is bright red. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding: Unlikely this is caused by metformin. You must contact your doctor for advice. Likely she/he will want to see you in clinic.
Take your blood sugar data with you. ...Read more

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Had a sigmoidoscopy on monday results were clear poss reason for previous rectal bleed hemmorids. Fri am been to loo bright red blood what now?

Had a sigmoidoscopy on monday results were clear poss reason for previous rectal bleed hemmorids. Fri am been to loo bright red blood what now?

Colonoscopy: While trying some otc topical creams/suppositories/stool softeners, I would still try to get a full colonoscopy set up by your GI doc. ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding a couple of day before a period normal? It's happened 2 times in the last 2 months now, bright red blood and only once before...

See a doctor: Kyrea - i'd suggest speaking with your gynecologist or a colorectal doc. If it is cyclical, and from your rectum, as you desribe - i'd be suspicious of endometriosis.

The most likely location, given your history - and if indeed even is this - is in the rectosigmoid junction.

However, first and foremost you should see a doc for further discussion of your history and then decision on work up. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding bright red blood, comes and goes dr checked for hemorrhoids found nothing what could this be?

Need to be checked: Sometimes bleeding from internal hemorrhoids can be difficult to determine if the bleeding has stopped or if the exam was done without an anoscope. Although internal hemorroids are the most common cause for painless anal/rectal bleeding there are other causes that need to be ruled out. Colonoscopy should be considered as a next step if that has not been done already. ...Read more

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My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, I've been taking rectals. Worry?

My 2 yo had a small amount of bright red mucus in stool. It's only a dot or two strictly in the mucus. He has a cold, I've been taking rectals. Worry?

Not too concerning: There are several causes of bright red color in the stool. He may have a small irritation of the anus due to hard stools, more frequent stools, or the rectal temperature assessments. Apply a small amount of vaseline or a;d ointment to help the area heal. Bright red food colors can also show up in the stool (gatorade, koolaid), so you may want to avoid those for now. If it worsens, see you doctor. ...Read more

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For 6 months I've had mild rectal bleeding maybe 1 or 2 times a month. Bright red on tp after bm. Do hemorrhoids act up this frequently?

For 6 months I've had mild rectal bleeding maybe 1 or 2 times a month. Bright red on tp after bm. Do hemorrhoids act up this frequently?

Possibly: Hemorrhoids can flare up intermittent especially if you are constipated. Consider increasing your fluids, add fiber, add a stool softener like colace (docusate sodium), or use Mira-lax to maintain softer stools. Get evaluated as well. The assumption is hemorrhoids, but rectal bleeding can have more ominous causes as well. ...Read more

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On two occasions, I had smelly stools, bright red streaks in stools, and this time, rectal pain. Colon cancer??

On two occasions, I had smelly stools, bright red streaks in stools, and this time, rectal pain. Colon cancer??

Stool: Many things can cause it including hemorrhoids and IBS. Definitely check it out with a GI as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I just noticed rectal bleeding, its bright red, painless, never had it before its been 2 days. Only when I pass stool. Since I came iff bc, hav bloating.

I just noticed rectal bleeding, its bright red, painless, never had it before its been 2 days. Only when I pass stool. Since I came iff bc, hav bloating.

See a Provider: You could have an anal fissure which is a crack in the membrane of the anal canal. This is a benign condition, but can be treated. When you come off oc's, it is normal to have some bloating especially right before the onset of menses. If this is troublesome, see your Provider. ...Read more

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