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Why does my anus bleed?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Many causes

A lot of reasons - some pretty bad, others not so much.
You need a doc to examine you (you can't tell yourself - you need an exam). Not so bad: anal fissures, hemorrhoids, irritation. Need treatment: anorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, chrohn disease. Occasionally bleeding can be from higher in the colon, or even small bowel or duodenum.

In brief: Many causes

A lot of reasons - some pretty bad, others not so much.
You need a doc to examine you (you can't tell yourself - you need an exam). Not so bad: anal fissures, hemorrhoids, irritation. Need treatment: anorectal cancer, ulcerative colitis, chrohn disease. Occasionally bleeding can be from higher in the colon, or even small bowel or duodenum.
Dr. Richard Orr
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
No amount of bleeding from the anus should be acceptable or normal. Get it checked by a specialist, either colorectal or GI.
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
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