Most lesions are sma. Most lesions that cause rectal bleeding are either small (causing microscopic bleeding) or obvious (hemorrhoids & such). For small lesions, CT scans have a resolution limit & the smaller the lesion, the less diagnostic the images. For obvious lesions, you get much more out of a colonoscopy/proctoscopy (where the lesion can even be treated) than a CT scan. CT scans are expensive; see your GI doc.
38 year old male with red blood in stool and pain in lower right quadrant of abdomen. Started this morning.
Hi. I have an issue with bleeding from rectum. No blood in stool, just when I wipe. There is also slight leakage. There is no pain, just slight discomfort at times. I did have a bit of constipation recently, but that was resolved. Please help.
Anal problems. These can be quite common problems. A doctor may need to investigate if the problems persist or become worse. Significant bleeding, pain or more leakage would make me concerned. A GI doctor is probably best suited to help with these types of issues. Constipation should be managed and prevented at all costs - especially if things are already inflammed. You probably know to take alot of water/fruits. Read more...