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What can I do to treat occasional anal bleeding?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: First confirm source

Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line.
Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc.

In brief: First confirm source

Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line.
Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc.
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