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Recurring 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: More worrisome features are darker blood, blood mixed with mucous, chronic bleeding worsening and persistent and recurring bleeding and bleeding associated with other GI symptoms, and increasing age. Though any or none of these factors could be a sign which needs evaluation if persistent. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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