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Why do people most commonly have rectal bleeding?

Why do people most commonly have rectal bleeding?

Anatomy & physiology: Lower part of rectum had communication between portal systems of GI tract that drains though liver & systemic system by normal venous return goes directly to heart , any increase of pressure in portal sys backs up , as in cirrhosis hemorriods etc and bleeds other reason to bleed, with each defecation due to streaching any ulcer like fissure, haemorroids , tumors, polyps infections all bleed. ...Read more

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Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

"Rectal bleeding" often denotes bright red blood per rectum that may originate from multiple causes involving the anal canal, rectum, ...Read more


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Why do some people are wisdom tooth and some do not have any? Are this born with it, primary symptom?

Why do some people are wisdom tooth and some do not have any? Are this born with it, primary symptom?

Genetic drift: Our stone-aged ancestors wore teeth down, so wisdom teeth were necessary replacements. We don't wear our teeth severely, and are faces are getting smaller over time, so Mother Nature started the natural selection process of congenitally missing teeth. Modern Dentistry has allowed us to get around a lot of these problems. See your Dentist for advice. ...Read more

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How many people have stis and who is most likely infected?

How many people have stis and who is most likely infected?

Common: The most prevalent (how many have it a given time)is herpes simplex type 2. One in three american women are positive for the antibody to hsv 2 . Most believe that hpv virus (causative agent for abnormal paps) is more common but since it clears completely it is not as prevalent. It has a higher incidence (new cases) than herpes (hsv2) but it doesn't persist as much. Women more than men. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get rectal cancer, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get rectal cancer, or is it unusual?

Yes: Colon rectal cancer is 2nd common cancer. So it is quite common in both men and women. ...Read more

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What are the most common symptoms of rectal prolapse? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?

What are the most common symptoms of rectal prolapse? Do I need to have all of them to really have it?

What it says...: Most common is "mass protruding through the anus" and most are not painful at all; typically protrudes with defication/straining and retracts when done (mild cases). More severe case may need physical "pushing back in". It may progress and get really severe and pushing back no longer adequate, which then will require surgical reduction/pin-up surgery. Consult your doc..Colorectal doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

When you have endometrial cancer how often do you experience bleeding?

Common symptom: Abnormal bleeding is the most common symptom associated with endometrial cancer. A biopsy in your gynecologists office can easily answer if there is something worrisome about the lining of the uterus. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what colon and rectal cancers are? Are they more common in women?

Can you tell me what colon and rectal cancers are? Are they more common in women?

Abnormal colon mass: Colorectal cancers are the second leading cause of death in women next to heart disease. You should check for rectal bleeding at age 40 and yearly there after. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50. Depending on the findings, you should have a colonoscopy 3 years, 5 years or 10 years thereafter until age 80: if family history, late 30s or early 40s. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get rectal abscess, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get rectal abscess, or is it unusual?

Somewhat: Rectal abscess is not uncommon. Can be associated with conditions such as crohn's colitis and ulcerative colitis. Can be associated with a diabetic condition. Many however do not have a known cause. Antibiotics and sometimes surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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Docs who have experience with vaginal prolapse, what is the #1 most likely cause?

Docs who have experience with vaginal prolapse, what is the #1 most likely cause?

Not one most likely: There are multiple risk factors associated with vaginal prolapse, however, each patient's individual risk factors are different. Here are the most common (in no particular order): number of pregnancies/ vaginal births, size of births, instrumentation during births, smoking, obesity, family history, chronic coughing/sneezing (or any condition leading to this), diabetes, tissue disorders. ...Read more

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Do most people who get membranous nephropathy have many symptoms?

Do most people who get membranous nephropathy have many symptoms?

Yes: Membranous nephropathy causes a leak of Albumin and other proteins into the urine. This loss of Albumin is closely associated with the most prominent symptom which is swelling. Most patients with the disease have swelling, the degree of which is roughly correlated with how much Albumin is lost. Occasionally, folks may have a relatively small amount of Albumin loss so swelling isn't prominent. ...Read more

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Are rectal hemorrhoids dangerous and how do they differ from a polyp? I have just had a colonoscopy and have hemorrhoids - not malignant thankfully.

Are rectal hemorrhoids dangerous and how do they differ from a polyp?  I have just had a colonoscopy and have hemorrhoids - not malignant thankfully.

First of all: Hemorrhoids are NEVER "Malignant" and they are not "pleasant" to have but they are not DANGEROUS! Good bowel hygiene and proper diet will help and your Primary Care Provider can outline these suggestions to you! Worse case scenario is hemorrhoid surgery but this is usually NOT necessary!! Hope this helps!!! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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Why do most people with diabetes have serious issues?

Why do most people with diabetes have serious issues?

Chronic poor control: Because they fail to keep their blood sugar under 180 long term. Chronically/constantly elevated blood sugar poisons blood vessels and nerves EVERYWHERE! I have a patient with Type1 for 28yrs (he is now 50) great control, does regular excersize, eats smart(usually); and has no health issues. It is NOT easy, but is very possible!!! ...Read more

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Are there common cases where people wouldn't have symptoms of pinworms, and how would they ever find out?

Are there common cases where people wouldn't have symptoms of pinworms, and how would they ever find out?

PINWORM: Gravid female worms come down at nite, lays eggs around anal skin, eggs hatch with help of oxygen, cause auto infection; also, sheded eggs from cloths contaminate others. If you think, you have been exposed and you got the worm, one test is placing tape on skin around anus so that egg (if any) get attached, then it is tested for ova. If you are scared, just take the treatment, it won't hurt. ...Read more

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Why do some people experience pain with endometrial cancer while others don't?

Why do some people experience pain with endometrial cancer while others don't?

Extent of disease: One possibility is related to the extent of the patient's disease. While most women are diagnosed with early stage disease some women have more advanced disease that could potentially result in a woman experiencing pain. ...Read more

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Why do some people who are considered healthy, have massive heart attacks with no warning or symptoms? Is this very common?

Why do some people who are considered healthy, have massive heart attacks with no warning or symptoms? Is this very common?

Heart Attacks: Heart attacks are uncommon in young men and women age less than 40 to 45 years. Younger patients with this tend to have a family history of it. Cigarettes are the most common associated risk factor. Other risk factors for young people are cocaine use, Factor V Leiden deficiency and oral contraceptives. Obesity and diabetes are less common but still contribute to risk for heart attacks. ...Read more

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Why do some boys who are in their early 20's have normal hands but thin fingers whereas some others might have adult-sized hands at only 16 ?

Why do some boys who are in their early 20's have normal hands but thin fingers whereas some others might have adult-sized hands at only 16 ?

The why questions: Often in medicine the "why" questions can lead to debate but no accurate answer. This is that type of question. It is what it is. Genetics determine your anatomy. ...Read more

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