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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

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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

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What causes rectal bleeding? It only occurs after bm.

What causes rectal bleeding? It only occurs after bm.

Many: Depends on age, other medical issues, etc. List includes, hemorrhoids, fissures, colitis, polyps, avm (superficial blood vessels), cancers and more. Get it checked please. ...Read more

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What are signs of rectal bleeding or might it be something worse?

What are signs of rectal bleeding or might it be something worse?

Rectal Bleeding: Could present as black, tarry, malodorous stool. Bright red or maroon blood could be seen. Rectal bleeding may be the results of hemorrhoids, fistula, fissure, polyps, cancer or infection/ inflammatory condition. Please have this evaluated. ...Read more

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Lower left adominal pain and rectal bleeding?

Serious: This could be a serious condition. Could be diverticulitis or cancer. See a doctor immediately please! ...Read more

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I have rectal bleeding, should I go to the er?

I have rectal bleeding, should I go to the er?

Rectal Bleeding: Not usually. But, if it is grossly bleeding and you cannot get it stopped then yes, of course. But, most rectal bleeding is related to a small tear called an anal fissure or by a hemorrhoid. Both of these common problems are much better managed by your family doctor. ...Read more

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How can you stop constipation & rectal bleeding?

How can you stop constipation & rectal bleeding?

Constipation : Maybe a chronic problem . Have to take stool softeners drink lots of fluids, may need senekot(although not recommend to use for long time) but, for the rectal bleeding that may be due to straining you should have a doctor take a look and may even need a colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

"Rectal bleeding" often denotes bright red blood per rectum that may originate from multiple causes involving the anal canal, rectum, ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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