What Is Rectal Bleeding?

Rectal Bleeding

Rectal bleeding (known medically as hematochezia) can refer to any blood that passes from your anus, although rectal or anal bleeding is usually assumed to refer to bleeding from rectum or your colon. It may show up as blood in your stool, blood on toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. Blood caused by rectal bleeding from anus can range in color from bright red blood in stool to dark maroon to a dark tarry color. There are many possible causes of anal bleeding and complete evaluation and early diagnosis by your gastroenterologist is very important. Hematochezia should always be evaluated with a thorough consultation and examination by a specialist in NYC for an accurate diagnosis and blood in stool treatment plan as it may be a symptom or sign of a serious illness or condition.  Rectal bleeding can be a symptom of colorectal or anal cancer, a type of cancer that can be cured if detected early.  In addition to a complete physical exam and medical history, colonoscopy is the gold standard for visual evaluation of your colon for an accurate diagnosis and can detect polyps, mass lesions, abnormalities of the lining of the intestine, and many other causes for your symptoms.

There are many possible causes of anal bleeding and complete evaluation and early diagnosis by your gastroenterologist is very important.

This condition can also be caused by bleeding hemorrhoids, anal fissures, colitis, or many other causes that are amenable to diagnosis and treatment. Disorder higher up in the digestive tract can also lead to bleeding from anus. For these reasons, an examination with an experienced gastroenterologist like our blood in stool doctors is the first step to identifying the underlying rectal bleeding causes and determining the best hematochezia treatment options. The cause needs to be properly diagnosed in order to have the correct treatment. Common causes of rectal bleeding include internal hemorrhoids bleeding and anal fissures.  Along with a thorough physical exam, colonoscopy is the gold standard for visual evaluation of the colon for diagnosis. These conditions can be better treated if diagnosed and treated early.
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