rectal bleeding

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Dr. Juan Peschiera answered:

Rectal bleeding?

RECTAL BLEEDING

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THIS NEEDS TO BE EVALUATED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. IN ADDITION TO HEMORRHOIDS, ANAL FISSURE OR OTHER BENIGN ANORECTAL PATHOLOGY, RECTAL BLEEDING CAN BE DUE TO A COLON/ RECTAL POLYP OR CANCER. DEPENDING ON FINDINGS ON PHYSICAL EXAM, A COLONOSCOPY IS INDICATED.
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What can cause rectal bleeding?

Many possibilities

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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
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Dr. Paul Choi answered:

How serious is rectal bleeding?

Rectal bleeding

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
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what does rectal bleeding mean?

Depends

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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.
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Dr. Eric Kaplan answered:

What can cause rectal bleeding ?

Numerous

Bleeding
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
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Dr. Stephen Archer answered:

Can hot salsa cause rectal bleeding?

Not likely

Intestine
A particular food does not cause rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids are the most common cause. Other causes are infections, inflammatory bowel diseases, ulcer or cancers. Rectal bleeding should not be ignored. It is important to see a physician and have it evaluated.
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Dr. John Landi answered:

I am 18 with severe rectal bleeding?

See your doctor.

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The most common cause of rectal bleeding in an 18 yo would be hemorrhoids but there can be other causes such as anal fissures or anal fistula. There are even rarer causes and sometimes the bleeding may be coming from other areas such as the colon or stomach. You should be evaluated by a surgeon.
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Is rectal bleeding a serious problem?

Rectal Bleeding

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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.
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Does phentermine cause rectal bleeding?

No

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Can cause constipation which could lead to hemorrhoids or fissure but does not directly cause bleeding. All rectal bleeding should be evaluated.
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How should you address rectal bleeding?

See your doctor

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