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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


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Having occasional rectal bleeding since july, 2012, usually every other month. Noticing thinner stools & constipation now. 19 years old. What's wrong?

Having occasional rectal bleeding since july, 2012, usually every other month. Noticing thinner stools & constipation now. 19 years old. What's wrong?

Many possibilities: These symptoms could be from many causes. Rectal bleeding is always abnormal and requires a full history and physical exam. An endoscopy may be required to make an accurate diagnosis. See your physician soon to have a complete work up. ...Read more

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Bloating after I eat, can't empty bowels, cramping, occasional rectal bleeding what's wrong??

Bloating after I eat, can't empty bowels, cramping, occasional rectal bleeding what's wrong??

Colitis: These are symptoms of indigestion and colitis, to find the reason, you will need to see a gastroenterologist and have blood, stool, xrays, and possibly a CT or MRI of the abdomen ...Read more

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My Gastroenterologist is soon doing my routine (5 year) colonoscopy. I have occasional rectal bleeding, presumably hemorrhoids. Should I expect him to?

Yes should tell: doctor about your bleeding. If you are having bleeding it not not routine surveillance colonoscopy where there are no symptoms But you have symptoms so it is diagnostic colonoscopy now. ...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 does rectal bleeding mean?

What does rectal bleeding mean?

Depends: If you are having persistent bleeding from your rectum, you need to get it checked. While hemorrhoids are a common cause of rectal bleeding, your physician may decide to pursue other diagnoses. Getting a full history and physical exam will guide the decision. Are you having symptoms like dizziness or passing out? Is the blood bright red or dark? These are questions that need to be answered. ...Read more

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What can cause rectal bleeding?

What can cause rectal bleeding?

Many possibilities: Hemorrhoid, anal fissure, anal fistula, draining peri-rectal abscess, colitis, colon polyps, bleeding stomach ulcers, bleeding colon diverticula, colon vascular malformation, colon or rectal cancer, and maybe others. ...Read more

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What can cause rectal bleeding ?

What can cause rectal bleeding ?

Numerous: From hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, to polyps, tumors benign or malignant. Also meckel's diverticulum, and upper GI sources such as ulcers and gastritis and tumors benign or malignant. No bleeding is normal. Get properly evaluated by a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon or at least by your primary care doctor. Do not ignore rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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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