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What is the rectal bleeding a result of if not hemorrhoids?

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Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Depends

Fissures, malignancies, diverticulae are some other conditions that can cause bleeding.

In brief: Depends

Fissures, malignancies, diverticulae are some other conditions that can cause bleeding.
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Not just hemorrhoids

Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.
) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated.

In brief: Not just hemorrhoids

Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.
) or a bleeding source further upstream. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated.
Dr. Charles Cattano
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Dr. Ioana Bina
Many times I've seen patients with hemorrhoids who are also having a large rectal or sigmoid polyp - you can't assume it's only hemorrhoids - please see your doctor .
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