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Stop Rectal Bleeding
Do colon cancers continue to bleed or do they stop? Haven't had rectal bleeding for over a year but did have bright red rectal blood before. I'm 26.
Typically yes: If the bleeding you had one year ago was due to colon cancer, you would have had a number of progressive symptoms by now, so i wouldn't worry (plus colon cancer is very uncommon at age 26). If however bleeding recurs or persist have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
IFOBT test Dec 2014, no occult blood. April 2nd, 2015 minor rectal bleeding, stop 1 day after. April 17th, 2015 started again. I'm 22. Colon cancer?
My boyfriend is 46 the past year or so he has been having bouts of rectal bleeding. It will roughly go on for a few days then stop for a few weeks the?
Needs evaluation.: While most bouts of rectal bleeding are related to hemorrhoids or rectal fissures (tears), there are more serious considerations. I always think: "what's the worst this could be?" i rule that out and move on down the list. I think a colonoscopy to look at the colon and make sure he does not have a colon cancer is the first step. I don't want to alarm you here, but I do think he should be checked. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have excessive rectal bleeding ( hemmoroid) without defecation is it possible ? And to stop the bleeding ?
POSSIBLE: DEPEND ON YOUR AGE MY FIRST CONCERN WILL BE WHEN DID YOU HAVE A COLONOSCOPY LAST. my second question if you had it in the last 1-2 years is,when did you see a physician last for an examination,hoping for last six month answer. either way ,again depend on your age,what do you mean by excessive,how much,and for how long. most of the rectal bleeding are scary and impressive. see a doctor. ...Read more
Without a doubt red Bull is the cause of some rectal bleeding i am having i just want to know should i stop drinking it and should i see a doc?
See a physician: The main ingredient in Red Bull is caffeine.One can has 80 mg of caffeine, although in some countries it may contain more. Caffeine won't cause rectal bleeding, per say, although it may cause frequent bowel movements at high dose in some individuals, which could cause any internal hemorrhoids to bleed.***You should stop drinking it and see a physician to be sure nothing serious is causing bleeding ...Read more
You need: To see a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon, sooner rather than later before it becomes a life threatening emergency! this does not seem like something you should wait on for a few days to "see if it gets better". If necessary go to the nearest emergency room! take this situation very seriously. ...Read more
Emergency room visit: It is advisable to go to the emergency room if you feel you are having such large amounts of bright red blood per rectum, especially with associated symptoms - this could indicate a serious problem or it may just be a bleeding hemorrhoid - regardless, you should have a physician evaluate you sooner rather than later, especially if you develop low blood pressure and/or light headedness. ...Read more
When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?
Bleeding in rectal, exam shows blood in stool & hemorrhoids, have loose stool, rare for solids. Can I use miralax (polyethylene glycol) safely to help loosen impacted stool?
Yes you can: Use a dose (17 gm packets) daily, but also recommend you start taking supplemental fiber (like metamucil or equivalent) along with. This will help you be more regular naturally. Once you feel you have "cleaned out" somewhat - stop the MiraLAX (polyethylene glycol) but continue the fiber on a daily basis. Also try warm soaks on your hemorrhoids, and topical creams with steroid (hc) may help, too. ...Read more
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 3 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
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