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Doctor insights on: Dementia And Rectal Bleeding

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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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Dr. Maureen Nash
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Dementia (Definition)

Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. The most common form of dementia among older people is Alzheimer’s disease(AD), which initially involves the parts of the brain that control thought, memory, and language. Vascular Dementia, Lewy Body Dementia are some ...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?

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

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What could be a cause of my rectal bleeding?

What could be a cause of my rectal bleeding?

Many: Depends on a person's age and medical conditions. The list of possibilities is long. Fistula, hemorrhoid, fissure, cancer, colon polyp, colitis, rarely from stomach ulcer, etc. Would need to have an examination with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are possible reasons for rectal bleeding?

Bright red blood: From rectum usually means hemorrhoids. But other causes are infection, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, or rarely in your age group cancer, assuming that you have no blood abnormalities that affect clotting. Because cancer is a possibility, you should have a doctor look you over. Rectal bleeding is not normal. ...Read more

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What should you do for copious rectal bleeding?

See your doctor: Rectal bleeding can be caused by hemorrhoids or more serious conditions such as polyps, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease or even UGI sources. You need to see your doctor and have flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy to determine the cause. ...Read more

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I was wondering what would cause rectal bleeding?

I was wondering what would cause rectal bleeding?

Rectal Bleeding.: Rectal bleeding may be the results of hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, polyps, cancer or infection/ inflammatory condition. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

Rectal bleeding is a symptom in which a person has blood coming out of his anus, either during bowel movements (when he poops) and/or at other times. The bleeding can be from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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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