How Serious Is Rectal Bleeding?

If you see blood in your toilet bowl, on your stool, or your paper after you clean, pay attention. Rectal bleeding could be a sign of hemorrhoids ulcers, anal fissures, colorectal cancer, as well as inflammatory bowel disease. Certain of these issues can be life-threatening, and any are uncomfortable and cause worry.

A tiny amount of blood that you wipe will likely not cause issues. However, if you observe a pattern of rectal bleeding or if it’s associated with other symptoms, such as abdominal discomfort or abdominal pain.

If the root of the bleeding in your rectal area is discovered in the early stages. You stand the most chance of solving it and avoiding any serious complications.

If you experience bleeding from your rectal, Our gastroenterologist Dr. Bharat Pothuri will assess your body’s digestive tract. If the bleeding is due to anal fissures or hemorrhoids, He can provide treatments to help you get relief. If something more serious takes place, he’ll diagnose and treat the issue.

The reason why blood in stool is reason to be concerned

The stool you pass may result from an unintentional condition, such as hemorrhoids. The swollen blood vessels can rupture and produce the blood to be bright red and visible when you wipe or paint the exterior in your stool.

 The intestines can result in burning and tearing sensations while using the restroom. They may cause a glowing, bleeding red color on the stool or your toilet roll.

Anal fissures and hemorrhoids can be very uncomfortable; however, they generally can treate through minimally invasive procedures. Such as managing your lifestyle, ointments, and changes to the way you shower.

The presence of blood in your stool could suggest problems with the colon, but. Colon cancer polyps, colon cancer, colitis, and diverticulitis are all potential reasons why blood is present inside the bowl. The colon is inflame due to inflammatory bowel diseases ( IBD) can also result in blood appearing in the stool.

If not treated, These colon issues could lead to grave complications. Colon polyps could develop into cancer. Colitis and IBD can cause extreme weight loss, dehydration, swelling, and loss of bone.

Diverticulitis may cause the colon to perforate, abscesses, and bowel obstruction. Of course, colon cancer can be life-threatening, leading to nearly 53,000 deaths each year.

Rectal bleeding doesn’t always appear bright red

Rectal bleeding isn’t always visible in glowing streaks of red. If you notice black color in your stool, it could be a sign of bleeding higher within your digestive tract.

Diarrhea medicine and iron supplements could be the reason for the black color in your stool. However, it’s best to speak with the doctor. Pothuri to check if bleeding within the stomach or due to an ulcer is why.

We perform tests to determine bleeding from the rectal area

If a physical examination externally does not reveal any hemorrhoids or fissures. The doctor may recommend further imaging tests to determine the cause of the bleeding in your rectal.

They could include an anoscopy that examines the lower rectum and the anus, the lower rectum, a colonoscopy to look at the entire colon, and ultrasound scans to examine the stomach.

Rectal bleeding isn’t an indicator to ignore since it may signify a serious health issue. If you’re experiencing bleeding from your rectal, contact us or set up an appointment on the internet.

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