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Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Overview)

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 hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, etc.


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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. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Overview)

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 hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, etc.


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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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I've have bad rectal bleeding for the past year (toilet water looks like pure blood) i know I have a internal hemroid. What can I do to treat it?

See a doctor: Start with some good fiber supplement, unflavored psyllium. Mix a teaspoon in 16 oz of water and drink nightly. As you are doing this, i would also suggest seeing a physician to confirm the diagnosis. It more than likely is this, common things being common. However, rare things still do occur. Do not sit and read your ipad on the toilet. ...Read more

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Hello. I would like to ask about the causes and treatment for per rectal bleeding in a 23 years old male. It has been 6 months, on and off, bright red, slight pain in anus, symptom relieved by increased fluid intake and fibre, no loss of weight or appetit

Hello. I would like to ask about the causes and treatment for per rectal bleeding in a 23 years old male. It has been 6 months, on and off, bright red, slight pain in anus, symptom relieved by increased fluid intake and fibre, no loss of weight or appetit

Hemorrhoids: Nice description of hemorrhoid bleeding. Keep a good balance of fiber (5-6 servings of fruit / vege a day) and hydration (enough liquid to have clear urine 4-5 times a day - not what you get with beer or coffee) and he should have durable relief. Otc hemorrhoid rx may help. If not, or if the bleeding or pain worsens he may have a higher grade of hemorrhoid or fissure and shoul see a doc. ...Read more

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My 2 year old has rectal bleeding what causes this and how can I prevent it?

My 2 year old has rectal bleeding what causes this and how can I prevent it?

BLEEDING PER RECTUM:: Some causes: chronic constipation with hard stool with blood; drinking red colored juice/drink/fruit can mimic blood, rectal or distal colon polyp; bacillary dysentery, associated with abdominal pain, fever in a sick child. Rectal bleeding as a part of systemic diseases, e.g. Henoch schonlein purpura, hemorrhagic diseases, etc. Whatever is the cause, s/he needs to be seen immediately. ...Read more

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I'm 24 yrs old been having rectal bleeding for at least two months also get a discharge and sometimes is mixed with blood.I feel pressure but no pain.

I'm 24 yrs old been having rectal bleeding for at least two months also get a discharge and sometimes is mixed with blood.I feel pressure but no pain.

See MD: The mucus discharge concerns me and could be a sign of a more serious underlying disorder such as inflammatory bowel disease or other condition and i would recommend being evaluated by your physician or a gastroenterologist . Your anemia may benefit from treatment as well. ...Read more

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21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read more

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What risks are associated with an terrible illness when you have rectal bleeding ?

Most are benign: Many of the things that cause rectal bleeding are benign (not cancer) the most common thing is simple hemorrhoids. Still, you should get seen by a doctor to figure out the cause because even though "terrible" things are rare it is still much better to catch them early when they are small. And if they find they are just hemorrhoids you will rest better. ...Read more

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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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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


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