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Does rectal bleeding signify a serious complication?

Does rectal bleeding signify a serious complication?

Yes: A lot depends on your age. In children it can be a malformation of the intestine called a meckel's. This is easy to treat and diagnose. The diagnosis spectrum can be superficial as in hemmorhoid to internal such as indicator for cancer. Either way tests can be run to det. ...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


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Is rectal bleeding a serious problem?

Is rectal bleeding a serious problem?

Rectal Bleeding: Rectal bleeding has a number of potential causes to include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, ; GI infections ; inflammatory conditions. Medical evaluation is recommended for rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding a serious health issue?

Rectal Bleeding: Rectal bleeding has a number of potential causes to include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, ; GI infections ; inflammatory conditions. Medical evaluation is recommended for rectal bleeding. ...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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Rectal bleeding after bowel movement. What could this indicate?

Rectal bleeding after bowel movement. What could this indicate?

Multiple causes: Anorectal disease, such as hemorrhoids, fistula, or fissure, and , of course, benign or malignant growths. You could also 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.Please seek an evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is vomiting blood out indicate a serious problem?

Is vomiting blood out indicate a serious problem?

Yes, a serious one: You need to consult a gastroenterologist as soon as possible. You have a serious physical problem that needs high-level professional attention. ...Read more

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Does a colon radiation cause rectal bleeding after a year?

Does a colon radiation cause rectal bleeding after a year?

Yes it can: Radiation is known to cause some chronic damage to the rectal mucosa.This can lead to rectal bleeding. Let your oncologists/radiation oncologist know about it so that they can offer you help with medication to stop this ...Read more

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Could bright rectal bleeding be a symptom of chronic appendicites in a 21yo?gone after surgery

Could bright rectal bleeding be a symptom of chronic appendicites in a 21yo?gone after surgery

Probably not: Recovery from any surgery is variable with ups and downs. Resolution of bright red rectal bleeding is likely a coincidence as well as a benefit. If bleeding recurs, get an evaluation with your regular doc. Be well. ...Read more

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Does GERD cause black stool? Or is this a sign of something more serious?

Does GERD cause black stool? Or is this a sign of something more serious?

No: GERD does not cause black stools. But if you have taken Peptobismol, it can turn stool black. If you didn't take that, then you will need to see your primary care doctor soon. But if you are having several black stools and feeling lightheaded or dizzy, then you will need to go to an emergency room as it maybe a sign that you are bleeding in the bowels. ...Read more

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Bleeding after a bowel movement. What does this usually indicate?

Bleeding after a bowel movement. What does this usually indicate?

Hemorrhoids: The most common cause of anorectal bleeding is hemorrhoids, however, there are a number of other problems that present as rectal bleeding and a examination is necessary to settle on the correct diagnosis and treatment. Be sure to see your doctor for an examination and work-up. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

What does it mean to have irregular bleeding as a symptom of uterine cancer?

Can be initial sign.: Bleeding from your vagina either in between menstrual periods or after going through menopause can be an initial sign of uterine cancer. ...Read more

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Is excessive nose bleeding a worrisome sign of leukemia?

Is excessive nose bleeding a worrisome sign of leukemia?

Maybe: Excessive nosebleeds can be a sign of leukemia, but there are much more common causes. If these are concerning to you, please get it evaluated by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

Does thrombocytopenia lead to a bleeding disorder?

Yes: It depends on the degree of thrombocytopenia. However low platelet count < 20 k are at risk for spontaneous bleeding.Any injury with a low platelet count will result in more bleeding if present. ...Read more

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What would cause vaginal bleeding after a bowel movement?

What would cause vaginal bleeding after a bowel movement?

Needs to be checked: You may feel that bood is coming out og vagina in some cases when in reality it is fom the rectum like in hemorrhoids but if you are completely sure it is coming from the vagina it needs to be checked by your doctor.It may be from 1vaginal cyst 2endometriosis 3disease of cervix i will sugest in any case get it checked by your doctor. ...Read more

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Can internal bleeding be a symptom of bladder disease?

Can internal bleeding be a symptom of bladder disease?

Hematuria : Blood in urine can be a symptom of bladder or kidney disease. If this is what u mean by internal bleeding. Bladder causes of blood in urine can be;- infection/cystitis, bladder tumor, bladder stone & interstitial cystitis. Majority of non-smoking patients with blood in urine from bladder causes do not have a serious medical problem. However u should seek medical advice. ...Read more

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Would post menopause vaginal bleeding be a sign of colon cancer?

Would post menopause vaginal bleeding be a sign of colon cancer?

Uterine Cancer: Post menopausal bleeding without a cause (hormone replacement therapy is the most common) is uterine cancer until proven otherwise. Get to a gyn asap. ...Read more

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Is internal bleeding a common problem of ulcerative colitis?

Is internal bleeding a common problem of ulcerative colitis?

No- read on: Ulcerative colitis is often diagnosed when someone seeks medical advice for rectal bleeding. However, internal bleeding usually implies bleeding into a body cavity, such as the abdomen or chest. This can be seen after surgery, and in unusual situations even when no surgery has occurred. However, it is rarely seen in uc in the absence of other complications. ...Read more

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