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Doctor insights on: Recurring Rectal Bleeding

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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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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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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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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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I am 18 with severe rectal bleeding?

I am 18 with severe rectal bleeding?

See your doctor.: 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. ...Read more

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Can hot salsa cause rectal bleeding?

Can hot salsa cause rectal bleeding?

Not likely: 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. ...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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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

Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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