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  • Started bleeding from the backside

  • Bright red rectal bleeding

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About the Symptom

This is bright red blood passed from the anus.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Bleeding from the anus

Possible causes

Generally, Rectal bleeding can be related to:

  • Hemorrhoids (anal fissure)

    Hemorrhoids, or piles, are swollen veins in the lowest part of your rectum and anus, which is the last part of the large intestine. This common condition may be caused by straining during bowel movements or sitting for long periods, especially on the toilet.

  • Ulcerative colitis

    An inflammatory condition of the large intestine that damages the gut wall. The exact cause is not well known.

  • Hemorrhoid

    Commonly known as piles, hemorrhoids are swollen areas around the anus where feces are excreted from the body. They can form inside or outside the anus, often due to excessive straining or poor blood flow, and may result in painless bleeding.

  • Anal cancer
  • Anal varices
  • Ischemic colitis
  • Rectal prolapse
  • Crohn's disease
  • Anal pruritus

Related serious diseases

Sometimes, Rectal bleeding may be related to these serious diseases:

  • Ischemic enteritis

    A condition in which the gut wall is damaged due to insufficient blood supply. Causes include low blood pressure, medications, or clots from the heart.

Doctor's Diagnostic Questions

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom:

  • Are you bleeding from the anus?

  • Do you have a fever?

  • Are you feeling nauseous or have you been vomiting?

  • Do you have loose stools or diarrhea?

  • Do you have a stomach ache?

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Mo Gerdvisheh, MD

Mo Gerdvisheh, MD (General surgery)

Dr. Gerdvisheh is a Board Certified General Surgeon specializing in Minimally Invasive Surgery. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Commonwealth University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry. He went on to earn his medical degree from Saba University School of Medicine and completed General Surgery residency at Mercy Health - Jewish Hospital. During his residency, he was awarded the Joel A. Essig Outstanding Resident Award as the most technically gifted and compassionate surgical resident. Dr. Gerdvisheh is also a graduate of the Harvard Medical School Surgical Leadership Program and holds positions on the Utilization Review, Credentialing, and Robotic Steering committee's at The Christ Hospital. He is committed to providing comprehensive care to his patients for a wide variety of surgical problems.

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Yoshinori Abe, MD (Internal medicine)

Dr. Abe graduated from The University of Tokyo School of Medicine in 2015. He completed his residency at the Tokyo Metropolitan Health and Longevity Medical Center. He co-founded Ubie, Inc. in May 2017, where he currently serves as CEO & product owner at Ubie. Since December 2019, he has been a member of the Special Committee for Activation of Research in Emergency AI of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine. | | Dr. Abe has been elected in the 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia Healthcare & Science category.

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