Rectal bleeding

Rectal bleeding refers to the presence of bright red blood in the stool or on toilet paper after a bowel movement. This type of bleeding can be a sign of a number of underlying conditions, including hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulosis, colon polyps, inflammatory bowel disease, and even cancer.

The exact cause of rectal bleeding can be difficult to determine, and a thorough evaluation by a physician is necessary to determine the underlying cause. Depending on the cause, rectal bleeding can be a minor issue that resolves on its own or a more serious issue that requires medical attention.

Common symptoms of rectal bleeding can include bright red blood on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl, cramping, abdominal pain, and changes in bowel movements, such as diarrhea or constipation. It’s important to seek medical attention if rectal bleeding occurs, especially if it’s accompanied by other symptoms like severe abdominal pain, persistent diarrhea or constipation, or if the bleeding is heavy.

If you’re experiencing rectal bleeding, it’s important to see a physician who can determine the underlying cause and provide appropriate treatment. Early diagnosis and treatment can help prevent complications and improve your quality of life.

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