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I need to figure out why rectal bleeding is always bright red blood?

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Dr. Peter Wilk
Surgery - Colorectal
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In brief: From hemorrhoids

No rectal bleeding is "normal".
Bright red bleeding is the least dangerous. Hemorrhoids -swollen rectal veins- can become irritated. The blood is 'fresh' and bright red anal fissures -cuts- are painful and produce bright blood. Warm baths with epson salts, creams like a;d help. Darker blood may come from a tumor or polyp. Upper GI bleeding may have black stools. Do see a doctor peter wilk, md.

In brief: From hemorrhoids

No rectal bleeding is "normal".
Bright red bleeding is the least dangerous. Hemorrhoids -swollen rectal veins- can become irritated. The blood is 'fresh' and bright red anal fissures -cuts- are painful and produce bright blood. Warm baths with epson salts, creams like a;d help. Darker blood may come from a tumor or polyp. Upper GI bleeding may have black stools. Do see a doctor peter wilk, md.
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