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What does rectal bleeding mean?

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Thomas Wolski Jr
General Practice
4 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Thomas Wolski Jr
Thomas Wolski Jr
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Regardless of what you may think is the cause you need a proper evaluation by a specialist, either Colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist, Do not Delay!!!
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See doctor

Rectal bleeding is not normal and should always be evaluated.
See a colorectal surgeon, who will do a complete evaluatin and examination, and can treat most causes of rectal bleeding.

In brief: See doctor

Rectal bleeding is not normal and should always be evaluated.
See a colorectal surgeon, who will do a complete evaluatin and examination, and can treat most causes of rectal bleeding.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

In brief: Need exam

Could be hemorrhoids, fissure, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps (juvenile type).
Hard to tell w/o exam. Get checked.

In brief: Need exam

Could be hemorrhoids, fissure, inflammatory bowel disease, polyps (juvenile type).
Hard to tell w/o exam. Get checked.
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
Dr. Brett Kalmowitz
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