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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! this does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! take this situation very seriously. ...Read more

Dr. Maureen Nash
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Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Rectal bleeding, heavy bright red blood in stool and lower back pain. What should I do?

Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more

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Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP. ...Read more

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When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?

When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?

Not necessarily: Slow bleeding from colon cancer can lead to anemia, without visible blood or black tarry stools. More often than not, anemia is the presenting symptom, especially for right sided colon cancers. ...Read more

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Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?

Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?

Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more

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How serious is rectal bleeding?

How serious is rectal bleeding?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding is often due to hemorrhoids. However, there are other causes that are very serious including cancer. In general, rectal bleeding should be discussed with your doctor and perhaps be consulted for a colonoscopy, especially if you are near the age of 50. http://www.laendo.net/english/gastrointestinal-bleeding. ...Read more

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What could cause rectal bleeding?

What could cause rectal bleeding?

Many things: Many things can cause rectal bleeding. The one we worry about most is cancer. Anyone with rectal bleeding needs to see a doctor to evaluate it further. ...Read more

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How should you address rectal bleeding?

See your doctor: Don't assume that you may have hemorrhoid or anal fissure without seeing your doctor for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more

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What could be causing my rectal bleeding?

What could be causing my rectal bleeding?

Multiple causes: At your age, i'd suspect anorectal disease, such as hemorrhoids, fistula, or fissure. You could have bleeding from a small bowel abnormality called meckel's diverticulum. Other causes include diverticular disease or inflammatory bowel disease. If the blood is dark and not red, it could come from the upper GI tract, such as the stomach. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell
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