Stop rectal bleeding: Causes, Treatment, Symptoms & Remedies
Causes, Colors, Tests & When To Call The Doctor
What is rectal bleeding?
Looking down into a toilet and seeing blood can be alarming. Your mind might go to many places as alarm bells ring that something is wrong. This is often rectal bleeding. A symptom of many different medical conditions, rectal bleeding can vary from being mild to being a sign of a serious condition like colorectal cancer. If you’re experiencing rectal bleeding, you might see blood in a few different ways — on your toilet paper as you wipe, in the water of the toilet bowl or in your poop. It can be different colors, ranging from bright red to a dark maroon to black.
The color of blood you see can actually indicate where the bleeding might be coming from.
- Bright red blood usually means bleeding that’s low in your colon or rectum.
- Dark red or maroon blood can mean that you have bleeding higher in the colon or in the small bowel.
- Melena (dark and tar-like stool) often points to bleeding in the stomach, such as bleeding from ulcers.
Sometimes, rectal bleeding isn’t visible to the naked eye and can only be seen through a microscope. This type of bleeding is usually found during a lab test of a stool sample.
Is rectal bleeding serious?
In some cases, rectal bleeding can be a minor symptom of a condition that can be easily treated. Hemorrhoids, for example, can cause you to experience rectal bleeding. This usually doesn’t last long and hemorrhoids are often easy to treat. However, rectal bleeding can sometimes be a sign of a serious condition like colorectal cancer. It’s important to keep track of any bleeding you are experiencing. If it’s heavy, frequent or causing you to worry, call your healthcare provider to check it out.
How does rectal bleeding appear?
You might see or experience rectal bleeding in a few different ways, including:
- Seeing blood on your toilet paper when you wipe.
- Seeing blood in the bowl of the toilet when you are using the bathroom — the water in the bowl might look like it’s been dyed red.
- Noticing dark red, black or tarry poop while you are having a bowel movement.
Rectal bleeding can be bright red or darker in color. You can also have rectal bleeding without being able to see it. This can happen when you have very small amounts of blood in your stool — called occult bleeding.
How would my stool look if I had rectal bleeding?
When you have blood in your stool it can look a few different ways. You may have bright red streaks of blood on your poop or you could see blood mixed in with it. Stool could also look very dark, almost black, and tarry.
Sometimes, you can have blood in your stool that’s not visible. This is called occult bleeding. This can be a sign of bleeding inside your digestive tract. It can also signal a more serious condition like an inflammation disease in your intestines or cancer. Occult bleeding is usually found during lab tests that look at a sample of your poop to check for small amounts of blood. This is called a fecal occult blood test and it can be used as a way to screen for possible colorectal cancer. Your healthcare provider might recommend this if you have a family history of colorectal cancer.
One thing to keep in mind when you see an unusual color in your poop is what you ate. There are certain foods that can change the color of your stool and make it look red or even black. This is often mistaken for blood in your stool.
What are the symptoms of rectal bleeding?
The symptoms of rectal bleeding can vary depending on what is causing the bleeding. Most causes of rectal bleeding are treatable and not serious. In some cases, rectal bleeding can be a symptom of a serious disease, such as colorectal cancer. Because it can be hard to know the cause of your rectal bleeding at home, it’s usually a good idea to reach out to your healthcare provider if you have rectal bleeding.
Some symptoms you might have with rectal bleeding can include:
- Feeling rectal pain and/or pressure.
- Seeing bright red blood in or on your stool, underwear, toilet paper or in the toilet bowl.
- Having stool that’s red, maroon or black in color.
- Having stool that has a tar-like appearance.
- Experiencing mental confusion.
- Feeling lightheaded or dizzy.
In some very severe cases, rectal bleeding can lead to shock. If you experience any symptoms of shock, call 911 right away and get help. The symptoms of shock can include:
- Experiencing a sudden drop in your blood pressure.
- Having a fast heart rate.
- Not being able to urinate.
- Slipping into unconsciousness.
What causes rectal bleeding?
There are many different reasons why you might experience rectal bleeding. The causes of rectal bleeding can vary from common and mild conditions to more severe and rare conditions that need immediate medical treatment.
Causes of rectal bleeding can include:
- Hemorrhoids: The most common cause of rectal bleeding, hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum (internal hemorrhoids) or the anus (external hemorrhoids). You can develop hemorrhoids for many reasons, including chronic constipation, straining during bowel movements, pregnancy, lifting heavy objects, having anal intercourse and having a higher body weight (obesity). Hemorrhoids aren’t a medical emergency and the blood you may see on your toilet paper or in the toilet bowel isn’t something to be majorly concerned about.
- Anal fissure: Sometimes confused for a hemorrhoid, an anal fissure is a split or tear in the skin around the anus. This happens when you have very hard stool that’s difficult to pass. The extra pressure of the bowel movement causes the skin to split open. An anal fissure can cause you to see blood when you go to the bathroom, as well as feel burning during bowel movements. Anal fissures usually go away on their own over time.
- Anal abscess or fistula: There are actually small glands inside your anus that are meant to help you pass stool. These glands can become infected causing abscesses or fistulas. When the gland inside the anus builds up puss, causing a blockage, it’s an abscess. An anal fistula is a tiny tunnel that connects the abscess to the skin around the anus. These conditions can be caused by inflammatory bowel disease, tuberculosis or radiation treatments.
- Diverticulosis/Diverticulitis: These conditions happen when small pouches — called diverticuli — develop in weakened sections of your intestine. These diverticuli can protrude through the walls of your bowels, causing bleeding and infections. When these pouches get infected, they can cause symptoms like abdominal pain, fever and a sudden change in bowel habits.
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is swelling of the small or large intestine. There are two types of IBD — crohn’s disease and colitis. Crohn’s disease is a condition where you develop patches of swelling in the digestive tract. In colitis, the swelling is mainly in the large bowel. People with IBD might experience fever, diarrhea, abdominal pain and cramping, intestinal blockages, and rectal bleeding.
- Ulcers: When the amount of digestive fluids in your intestines is out of balance, it can damage the lining of your digestive tract and cause ulcers. These can bleed, causing you to have black stool that’s sometimes tar-like in appearance.
- Large polyps: A polyp can look like a mushroom that’s growing out of the side of your bowel. Large polyps can bleed, causing you to experience rectal bleeding. In some cases, polyps can turn into cancer if left untreated. It’s important to have rectal bleeding related to polyps checked because it could be a sign of colorectal cancer.
Are there any foods that can change the color of my stool in a similar way to rectal bleeding?
There are certain foods that can make your poop an unusual color. You can have green, yellow and even black stool. This can happen for a variety of reasons – having too much bile during digestion, having a medical condition like inflammatory bowel disease or celiac disease, being on antibiotics, or even just eating foods with strong color pigments.
Often, blood can make your stool look very dark and almost black. Foods like black licorice, beets, dark berries (blueberries and blackberries) and red gelatin can all make your poop look very dark. This can easily be confused for blood in your stool. If you notice very dark poop during a bowel movement, think back to what you ate recently. There’s a chance that what you ate could be the cause for the usually dark stool.
Can straining too hard for a bowel movement cause rectal bleeding?
Straining too hard during a bowel movement can cause rectal bleeding. This is often related to constipation. When you strain, you can cause conditions like hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Very hard stool can actually cause the skin around your anus to tear, causing you to see blood. Treating constipation can help prevent this from happening.
Care and Treatment
Are there any tests for rectal bleeding?
There are several ways your healthcare provider can evaluate rectal bleeding to help figure out the cause. Your provider might start by asking you about the situation around your rectal bleeding. Some questions may include:
- When did the rectal bleeding start?
- What did you eat the day before seeing the rectal bleeding?
- How frequently do you have a bowel movement?
- Have you been constipated?
- Were you straining during your bowel movement?
- Do you have pain when you have the rectal bleeding?
- Is there blood on your stool (and what does that look like), in the toilet bowel or when you wipe?
- Do you have hemorrhoids?
- Do you have any inflammatory bowel conditions?
- Do you have a family history of colorectal cancer?
These questions can help your healthcare provider narrow down a possible cause of your bleeding. There are also tests that your provider can do to help determine the cause.
Tests to help diagnose the cause of rectal bleeding can include:
- A physical exam of the rectum and anus.
- A colonoscopy.
- A sigmoidoscopy.
- A fecal occult blood test (a Hemoccult® is a version of this test that can be done in your provider’s office).
Your healthcare provider may suggest only one of these tests, or do several of them together to try and discover the cause of your rectal bleeding.
Is bright red blood in my stool worse than darker blood?
The longer the blood is in your digestive tract, the darker it will typically look. This is because there are digestive chemicals in your body that naturally break down everything that moves through your digestive tract. The blood gets darker the longer it’s in contact with these chemicals. If your bleeding is higher up in the digestive tract, it might appear darker in the toilet. If you see bright red blood, that can mean it’s lower in your digestive tract or is moving through your body very quickly. While there are many benign (not harmful) causes of bright red bleeding, there are fewer benign causes of darker blood — for this reason, dark blood may be more concerning, and warrants workup by your healthcare provider.
How do I treat rectal bleeding?
In most cases, rectal bleeding can be treated by caring for the cause of the bleeding. Rectal bleeding is often a part of a bigger issue that needs to be taken care of. Once that condition has been treated, the bleeding usually stops. Treatment options can vary depending on the condition. Conditions like anal fissures can go away on their own over time or be treated with ointments. Hemorrhoids are another common cause of rectal bleeding that can be treated by either resolving any constipation issues, changing your diet and water intake, or possibly having surgery.
One more severe cause of rectal bleeding can be cancer. If this is the case, your healthcare provider will develop a treatment plan to treat the cancer, often removing any tumors.
Will rectal bleeding go away on its own?
Depending on the cause of the bleeding, your rectal bleeding can actually stop on its own. However, you need to pay attention to your body and keep track of the bleeding. If it happens one time and then stops, take note of it, but it most likely isn’t an emergency. If you have heavy rectal bleeding or are regularly seeing blood, reach out to your healthcare provider to get immediate care. It’s always a good idea to let your healthcare provider know about any rectal bleeding you have experienced.
When to Call the Doctor
When do I need to see a doctor about rectal bleeding?
It’s usually a good idea to reach out to your healthcare provider whenever you have rectal bleeding. It can be a sign of another health condition that might need treatment. If you have heavy bleeding or are seeing blood in multiple bowel movements, it’s urgent that you see your provider. Rectal bleeding can have serious causes that need to be treated.
What questions should I ask my doctor about rectal bleeding during an appointment?
If you’re experiencing rectal bleeding, calling your healthcare provider and going in for an appointment is often a good idea. Your provider will figure out what’s causing the bleeding and develop a plan to stop the bleeding.
It’s important to ask any questions you might have during this appointment. Don’t be embarrassed to talk about your bowel movements or details about your poop. This information might seem disgusting, but it will help your provider know what’s happening and find the best way to help you feel better.
What Is It, Tests & Diagnosis
What is a flexible sigmoidoscopy?
A gastroenterologist, or healthcare provider specializing in the gastrointestinal system, performs a flexible sigmoidoscopy to view the inside of the lower (sigmoid) part of your colon and rectum. Your healthcare provider uses a sigmoidoscope, a flexible lighted tube with a camera. The procedure helps your healthcare provider diagnose, and sometimes treat, bowel disorders and cancer.
Who might need a flexible sigmoidoscopy?
Your healthcare provider may recommend a flexible sigmoidoscopy if you experience:
- Abdominal pain.
- Chronic diarrhea.
- Rectal bleeding.
- Unexplained weight loss.
Why do healthcare providers perform flexible sigmoidoscopies?
Healthcare providers use flexible sigmoidoscopies to diagnose:
- Colon cancer.
- Colon polyps (groups of cells in the colon that can become cancer).
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), namely ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease.
- Rectal ulcers.
What’s the difference between a flexible sigmoidoscopy and a colonoscopy?
Both procedures are screening tools for colon cancer. A sigmoidoscopy is less invasive. It allows your healthcare provider to see only the lower part of the colon. With a colonoscopy, your healthcare provider can examine all of the large intestine. If the flexible sigmoidoscopy procedure reveals polyps in your lower colon, your healthcare provider can remove them. You’ll need a colonoscopy next. During a colonoscopy, your healthcare provider can remove additional polyps before they turn cancerous.
How should I prepare for a flexible sigmoidoscopy?
Your bowels (stomach and intestines) must be completely empty before this examination. Your healthcare provider might have you use an enema in the office just before the procedure, or they’ll have you do the following at home:
- Stick to a clear liquid diet (water, broth) for up to 24 hours before the procedure.
- Use a prescribed bowel preparation, a laxative or an enema to soften stool and empty the bowels.
Note that your own healthcare provider’s office might have different instructions for you to follow.
How is a flexible sigmoidoscopy performed?
A flexible sigmoidoscopy takes place as an outpatient procedure at your healthcare provider’s office or medical center. You can go home the same day. Because flexible sigmoidoscopy isn’t as involved as a colonoscopy, you shouldn’t need medicine that puts you to sleep (anesthesia). The procedure may feel a bit uncomfortable, but it’s usually done in less than 30 minutes.
You’ll lie on your left side on an exam table. During the procedure, your healthcare provider:
- Slides a thin, lubricated sigmoidoscope through the rectum into the lower intestine.
- Pumps air through the scope into the large intestine for a better view. If you have cramps, try taking a few deep breaths.
- Examines the inside of the rectum and lower intestine using video images sent from the scope’s camera.
- Inserts small instruments through the scope to remove tissue samples or polyps to biopsy, if needed.
- Gently removes the scope.
What should I expect after a flexible sigmoidoscopy?
You may have belly pain, bloating or cramps for an hour or so after the procedure. You should feel better after you pass gas. If your provider removed polyps or tissue, you may have some light rectal bleeding. You should be able to resume activities and a normal diet after the procedure.
What are the potential risks or complications of a flexible sigmoidoscopy?
Potential complications of a flexible sigmoidoscopy are rare but include:
- Colon perforation (a tear in the colon lining that may require surgery).
- Delayed bleeding (up to two weeks after the procedure).
Results and Follow-Up
When should I get my test results?
Diagnostic results may be available immediately at your provider’s office. Often, providers send biopsy (tissue) samples to a lab. It can take up to two weeks to get biopsy results.
When should I call the healthcare provider?
You should call your healthcare provider if you experience:
- Continued bloody bowel movements or heavy rectal bleeding.
- Dizziness or weakness.
- Extreme abdominal pain.
- Signs of infection, such as fever or chills.
Hemorrhoids Treatment, Symptoms, Causes, Prevention
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are swollen, enlarged veins that form inside and outside the anus and rectum. They can be painful, uncomfortable and cause rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids are also called piles. We’re all born with hemorrhoids, but at baseline, they don’t bother us. It’s only when they become swollen and enlarged that they produce irritating symptoms.
How common are hemorrhoids?
An estimated 1 in 20 Americans have symptomatic hemorrhoids. They affect people of all ages, genders, races and ethnicities. They’re more common as you age, affecting more than half of people over age 50.
Who might get hemorrhoids?
Anyone can get symptomatic hemorrhoids, even teenagers. (Because hemorrhoids take a while to develop, they’re uncommon in children.) You may be more at risk if you:
- Are overweight or obese.
- Are pregnant.
- Eat a low-fiber diet.
- Have chronic constipation or diarrhea.
- Regularly lift heavy objects.
- Spend a lot of time sitting on the toilet.
- Strain while having bowel movements.
What are the types of hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids can happen inside or outside the rectum. The type depends on where the swollen vein develops. Types include:
- External: Swollen veins form underneath the skin around the anus. Your anus is the canal where poop comes out. External hemorrhoids can be itchy and painful. Occasionally, they bleed. Sometimes they fill with blood that can clot. This is not dangerous, but can result in pain and swelling.
- Internal: Swollen veins form inside the rectum. Your rectum is the part of the digestive system that connects the colon (large intestine) to the anus. Internal hemorrhoids may bleed, but they usually aren’t painful.
- Prolapsed: Both internal and external hemorrhoids can prolapse, meaning they stretch and bulge outside of the anus. These hemorrhoids may bleed or cause pain.
What’s the difference between hemorrhoids and anal fissures?
Hemorrhoids and anal fissures cause similar symptoms, such as itching, pain and bleeding. While swollen veins cause hemorrhoids, a tear in the lining of the anus causes an anal fissure. Your healthcare provide will do a physical exam and may order tests to find what’s causing your symptoms.
Symptoms and Causes
What causes hemorrhoids?
Straining puts pressure on veins in the anus or rectum, causing hemorrhoids. You might think of them as varicose veins that affect your bottom.
Any sort of straining that increases pressure on your belly or lower extremities can cause anal and rectal veins to become swollen and inflamed. Hemorrhoids may develop due to:
- Pelvic pressure from weight gain, especially during pregnancy.
- Pushing hard to have a bowel movement (poop) because of constipation.
- Straining to lift heavy objects or weightlifting.
What are the symptoms of hemorrhoids?
Internal hemorrhoids rarely cause pain (and typically can’t be felt) unless they prolapse. Many people with internal hemorrhoids don’t know they have them because they don’t have symptoms.
If you have symptoms of internal hemorrhoids, you might see blood on toilet paper, in stool or the toilet bowl. These are signs of rectal bleeding.
Signs of external hemorrhoids include:
- Itchy anus.
- Hard lumps near the anus that feel sore or tender.
- Pain or ache in the anus, especially when you sit.
- Rectal bleeding.
Prolapsed hemorrhoids can be painful and uncomfortable. You may be able to feel them bulging outside the anus and gently push them back inside.
What other conditions cause hemorrhoid-type symptoms?
Different gastrointestinal disorders can cause rectal bleeding and other symptoms similar to hemorrhoids. Some of these disorders are life-threatening. For this reason, it’s important to let your healthcare provider know when you’re having symptoms.
Bowel diseases that can cause bleeding include:
Diagnosis and Tests
How are hemorrhoids diagnosed?
Your healthcare provider diagnoses hemorrhoids based on symptoms and a physical exam. You may also have:
- Digital rectal exam: Your provider inserts a gloved, lubricated finger into the rectum to feel for swollen veins.
- Anoscopy: Your provider uses an anoscope (lighted tube) to view the lining of the anus and rectum.
- Sigmoidoscopy: Your provider uses a sigmoidoscope (lighted tube with a camera) to view inside the lower (sigmoid) part of the colon and rectum. Procedure types include flexible sigmoidoscopy and rigid sigmoidoscopy (proctoscopy).
These tests may be uncomfortable but aren’t painful. They typically take place in a doctor’s office or outpatient center without anesthesia. You go home the same day.
Your provider may perform a colonoscopy to confirm findings from other tests or check for signs of colon cancer. This outpatient procedure requires anesthesia.
Management and Treatment
What are the complications of hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids can be uncomfortable and painful, but they don’t tend to cause serious problems. Rarely, people with hemorrhoids develop:
- Blood clots in external hemorrhoids.
- Skin tags (flap of tissue that hangs off skin).
- Strangulated hemorrhoids (muscles in the anus cut off blood flow to a prolapsed internal hemorrhoid).
How can I treat hemorrhoids at home?
Hemorrhoids often go away on their own without treatment. Symptoms like pain and bleeding may last one week or slightly longer. In the meantime, you can take these steps to ease symptoms:
- Apply over-the-counter medications containing lidocaine, witch hazel or hydrocortisone to the affected area.
- Drink more water.
- Increase fiber intake through diet and supplements. Try to obtain at least 20-35 grams of daily fiber intake
- Soak in a warm bath (sitz bath) for 10 to 20 minutes a day.
- Soften stool by taking laxatives.
- Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for pain and inflammation.
- Use toilet paper with lotion or flushable wet wipes to gently pat and clean your bottom after pooping. You can also use a tissue or washcloth moistened with water. (Discard wipes in the trash, not by flushing. Launder washcloths separately in hot water to avoid spreading infections often found in poop.)
How do healthcare providers treat hemorrhoids?
You should see your healthcare provider if symptoms get worse or interfere with your daily life or sleep. Also seek help if signs don’t improve after a week of at-home treatments. Your provider may treat hemorrhoids with:
- Rubber band ligation: A small rubber band placed around the base of a hemorrhoid cuts off blood supply to the vein.
- Electrocoagulation: An electric current stops blood flow to a hemorrhoid.
- Infrared coagulation: A small probe inserted into the rectum transmits heat to get rid of the hemorrhoid.
- Sclerotherapy: A chemical injected into the swollen vein destroys hemorrhoid tissue.
Surgical treatments include:
- Hemorrhoidectomy: Surgery removes large external hemorrhoids or prolapsed internal ones.
- Hemorrhoid stapling: A stapling instrument removes an internal hemorrhoid. Or it pulls a prolapsed internal hemorrhoid back inside the anus and holds it there.
How can I prevent hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids are common as you get older. These steps can help prevent hard stools and constipation that can lead to hemorrhoids:
- Don’t sit too long or push too hard on the toilet.
- Go the toilet when the urge hits — don’t delay bowel movements.
- Drink plenty of water throughout the day.
- Eat more high-fiber foods (fresh fruits, vegetables and whole grains) or take supplements. Generally, women should aim for 25 grams of fiber per day, while men should get 35 grams of fiber.
- Stay physically active. Being on the move keeps bowels moving.
- Take laxatives or use enemas only as recommended by your healthcare provider. Too many laxatives or enemas can make it hard for your body to regulate how you poop.
Outlook / Prognosis
What is the prognosis (outlook) for people who have hemorrhoids?
Most hemorrhoid symptoms improve within a week with at-home treatments. If hemorrhoids cause extreme pain and discomfort, a medical procedure or even surgery may help.
When should I call the doctor?
You should call your healthcare provider if you suspect hemorrhoids and experience:
What questions should I ask my doctor?
You may want to ask your healthcare provider:
- Why did I get hemorrhoids?
- What is the best treatment for me?
- What lifestyle changes can I make to keep from getting hemorrhoids again?
- When will symptoms improve?
- Should I look out for signs of complications?
A note from Cleveland Clinic
An estimated 15 million Americans have sought treatments for hemorrhoids at some point in their lives. But many more suffer needlessly. Don’t be too embarrassed to talk to your healthcare provider about your symptoms. If hemorrhoids cause pain or discomfort, your provider has treatments that can help. You can also take steps to keep hemorrhoids from coming back.
ASGE | Understanding Minor Rectal Bleeding
What are the possible causes of minor rectal bleeding?
- Anal fissures
- Proctitis (inflammation of the rectum)
- Colon or anal cancer
- Rectal ulcers
Understanding Minor Rectal Bleeding
Minor rectal bleeding refers to the passage of a few drops of bright red (fresh) blood from the rectum, which may appear on the stool, on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. This brochure addresses minor rectal bleeding that occurs from time to time. Continuous passage of significantly greater amounts of blood from the rectum or stools that appear black, tarry or maroon in color can be caused by other diseases that will not be discussed here. Call your doctor immediately if these more serious conditions occur. Because there are several possible causes for minor rectal bleeding, a complete evaluation and early diagnosis by your doctor is very important. Rectal bleeding, whether it is minor or not, can be a symptom of colon cancer, a type of cancer that can be cured if detected early.
What are hemorrhoids?
Hemorrhoids (also called piles) are swollen blood vessels in the anus and rectum that become engorged from increased pressure, similar to what occurs in varicose veins in the legs. Hemorrhoids can either be internal (inside the anus) or external (under the skin around the anus).
Hemorrhoids are the most common cause of minor rectal bleeding, and are typically not associated with pain. Bleeding from hemorrhoids is usually associated with bowel movements, or it may also stain the toilet paper with blood. The exact cause of bleeding from hemorrhoids is not known, but it often seems to be related to constipation, diarrhea, sitting or standing for long periods, obesity heavy lifting and pregnancy. Symptoms from hemorrhoids may run in some families. Hemorrhoids are also more common as we get older. Fortunately, this very common condition does not lead to cancer.
How are hemorrhoids treated?
Medical treatment of hemorrhoids includes treatment of any underlying constipation, taking warm baths and applying an over-the-counter cream or suppository that may contain hydrocortisone. If medical treatment fails there are a number of ways to reduce the size or eliminate internal hemorrhoids. Each method varies in its success rate, risks and recovery time. Your doctor will discuss these options with you. Rubber band ligation is the most common outpatient procedure for hemorrhoids in the United States. It involves placing rubber bands around the base of an internal hemorrhoid to cut off its blood supply. This causes the hemorrhoid to shrink, and in a few days both the hemorrhoid and the rubber band fall off during a bowel movement. Possible complications include pain, bleeding and infection. After band ligation, your doctor may prescribe medications, including pain medication and stool softeners, before sending you home. Contact your doctor immediately if you notice severe pain, fever or significant rectal bleeding. Laser or infrared coagulation and sclerotherapy (injection of medicine directly into the hemorrhoids) are also officebased treatment procedures, although they are less common. Surgery to remove hemorrhoids may be required in severe cases or if symptoms persist despite rubber band ligation, coagulation or sclerotherapy.
What are anal fissures?
Tears that occur in the lining of the anus are called anal fissures. This condition is most commonly caused by constipation and passing hard stools, although it may also result from diarrhea or inflammation in the anus. In addition to causing bleeding from the rectum, anal fissures may also cause a lot of pain during and immediately after bowel movements. Most fissures are treated successfully with simple remedies such as fiber supplements, stool softeners (if constipation is the cause) and warm baths. Your doctor may also prescribe a cream to soothe the inflamed area. Other options for fissures that do not heal with medication include treatment to relax the muscles around the anus (sphincters) or surgery.
What is proctitis?
Proctitis refers to inflammation of the lining of the rectum. It can be caused by previous radiation therapy for various cancers, medications, infections or a limited form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It may cause the sensation that you didn’t completely empty your bowels after a bowel movement, and may give you the frequent urge to have a bowel movement. Other symptoms include passing mucus through the rectum, rectal bleeding and pain in the area of the anus and rectum. Treatment for proctitis depends on the cause. Your doctor will discuss the appropriate course of action with you.
What are colon polyps?
Polyps are benign growths within the lining of the large bowel. Although most do not cause symptoms, some polyps located in the lower colon and rectum may cause minor bleeding. It is important to remove these polyps because some of them may later turn into colon cancer if left alone.
What is colon cancer?
Colon cancer refers to cancer that starts in the large intestine. It can affect both men and women of all ethnic backgrounds and is the second most common cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Fortunately, it is generally a slow-growing cancer that can be cured if detected early. Most colon cancers develop from colon polyps over a period of several years. Therefore, removing colon polyps reduces the risk for colon cancer. Anal cancer is more rare but curable when diagnosed early.
What are rectal ulcers?
Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is an uncommon condition that can affect both men and women, and is associated with long-standing constipation and prolonged straining during bowel movement. In this condition, an area in the rectum (typically in the form of a single ulcer) leads to passing blood and mucus from the rectum. Treatment involves fiber supplements to relieve constipation. For those with significant symptoms, surgery may be required.
How is minor rectal bleeding evaluated?
Your doctor may examine the anus visually to look for anal fissures, cancer, or external hemorrhoids, or the doctor may perform an internal examination with a gloved, lubricated finger to feel for abnormalities in the lower rectum and anal canal.
If indicated, your doctor may also perform a procedure called colonoscopy. In this procedure, a flexible, lighted tube about the thickness of your finger is inserted into the anus to examine the entire colon. Sedative medications are typically given for colonoscopy to make you sleepy and decrease any discomfort.
As an alternative, to evaluate your bleeding your doctor may recommend a flexible sigmoidoscopy, which uses a shorter tube with a camera to examine the lower colon. To examine only the lower rectum and anal canal, an anoscope may be used. This very short (3 to 4 inch) tube is especially useful when your doctor suspects hemorrhoids, anal cancer, or anal fissures.
What can I do to prevent further rectal bleeding?
This depends on the cause of the rectal bleeding. You should talk to your doctor about specific management options.
This information is intended only to provide general guidance. It does not provide definitive medical advice. It is very important that you consult your doctor about your specific condition.
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Causes and Treatments – Center for Advanced GI
If you have seen blood in the toilet after a bowel movement, or on the toilet paper after you wipe, this may or may not be a serious problem. In most cases, the blood will appear bright red. It might also be accompanied by stools that are maroon in color. And while pain or discomfort may occur with the bowel movement, it also might not.
Minor rectal bleeding is typically caused by abrasions on the outside of the anus, which often clear up without treatment, as well as hemorrhoids (a swollen vein or veins in the rectum or anus) or anal fissures (tears in the anal tissue). It’s important to pay close attention to any blood you see in your stool because, if it’s coming from the colon or further up the gastrointestinal tract, it could indicate a more serious problem. Mild cases of rectal bleeding will usually clear up within a day or two either without treatment or with over-the-counter medications.
What triggers rectal bleeding?
There are several likely causes of mild rectal bleeding that does not require treatment, such as temporary constipation or hemorrhoids, as well as dehydration, which can result in hard stools that injure the anus or rectum while passing. In most cases, the bleeding stops once the underlying cause has been resolved.
On the other hand, cases that require a physician’s attention include:
- Cancer in the colon, rectum, or anus. When diagnosed early, which may require a colonoscopy, these are among the more treatable forms of cancer. With colorectal cancer and many types of anal cancer, the growth rate is very slow, which is why early diagnosis is so important.
- Colon polyps. Polyps are small growths of cells that sometimes form on the lining of the colon. For the most part, they are benign and harmless, especially when detected early. Over time, however, some polyps can develop into colon cancer. Typically, polyps can be seen easily and removed during a colonoscopy.
- Crohn’s disease. A type of inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s causes inflammation along the digestive tract resulting in severe diarrhea, pain in the abdomen, fatigue, and even malnutrition. It can occur in several different areas of the digestive tract. The inflammation often extends deep into the layers of the bowel tissue, leading to debilitating pain.
- This condition is also known as diverticular disease, and occurs when pockets called diverticula create bulges in the walls of the digestive tract, usually the colon. If material gets trapped in these pockets during digestion, it can cause pain and inflammation, a condition known as diverticulitis. Diverticulosis is often undetected unless it shows up on an x-ray or during a colonoscopy.
- Ulcerative colitis. Patients suffering from ulcerative colitis often experience diarrhea, abdominal cramping, pain and/or bleeding in the rectum, and problems with bowel movements, including an inability to defecate despite a feeling of urgency.
- Anal fissures. An anal fissure is when a small tear forms in the thin lining of the anus or mucosa. It often happens as a result of passing hard or large stools, causing pain and bleeding during a bowel movement. Usually, this condition gets better with simple treatment.
What you should do.
For non-severe cases of constipation, the best action you can take is to start eating plenty of fiber-rich foods – such as leafy greens, fresh fruit, whole-grain breads, and nuts – and drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration. Also, try to maintain regular bowel habits.
To treat non-severe hemorrhoids, get up and walk around every so often if you sit a lot. Fiber-rich foods are also important when you have hemorrhoids, and avoid heavy lifting as much as possible. Also, when going to the bathroom, don’t push too strenuously or for to long during a bowel movement.
If you experience severe abdominal pain or a fever with rectal bleeding, see a doctor as quickly as possible as this may indicate a problem that needs immediate attention. You should also see a physician if you experience black, tarry stool or persistent bleeding from the rectum or anus, or get dizzy while you have any of these symptoms.
A to Z Symptom: Rectal Bleeding (for Parents)
Rectal bleeding refers to any blood that passes from the anus (where stool, or
poop, exits the body). It can show up in
the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet, and can range from bright red to
Kids can have rectal bleeding for different reasons, most of which are not serious.
More to Know
Different things can cause rectal bleeding; these are some of the most common:
- Anal fissures: These small tears are the most common cause of
rectal bleeding in children. They can hapen when passing a large or hard stool,
which stretches the lining of the anus until it tears, or when frequent diarrhea
irritates the lining. The tears can cause pain or itching in the area, especially
during and after a bowel movement (BM).
Fissures are very common in babies,
and usually heal completely with basic care. In older kids and teens, the cuts can
take several weeks or longer to heal and sometimes tear open again. The three
F’s (fluids, fiber, and fitness) and,
in some cases, stool softeners can help make BMs easier to pass. Keeping the area
clean and applying ointments can relieve pain and speed healing.
This is when someone has painful (hard, dry, and unusually large) or less frequent
bowel movements (BMs). The three F’s — fluids, fiber, and fitness — can
help prevent and control most cases of constipation.
- Hemorrhoids: A frequent complaint of
pregnant women, but not common among kids, these are varicose veins in the anus
or rectum. They may bleed, itch, or sting, especially during or after a bowel movement.
Again, fluids, fiber, and fitness can help prevent constipation (a leading cause of
hemorrhoids) and control many instances of hemorrhoids.
- Polyps: These small growths of tissue in the lining of the rectum
or colon may bleed during or after a bowel movement.
More serious causes of rectal bleeding include:
- Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),
which refers to two chronic diseases that cause inflammation of the intestines: ulcerative
colitis and Crohn’s disease. Both can cause frequent diarrhea, so blood often appears
in the stool. In severe cases, continued small amounts of blood loss can lead to anemia.
- Intestinal infections caused by bacteria (such as shigella,
salmonella, and campylobacter),
viruses, or parasites. Many of these can be prevented with good hand-washing and food safety habits.
Sometimes, food allergies and blood-clotting problems also can lead to rectal bleeding.
Drinking plenty of fluids, eating foods with fiber, and exercising
regularly can help treat and prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and anal fissures.
Keeping the area clean and applying ointments can relieve pain and speed healing.
Rarely, a fissure doesn’t heal and the doctor may recommend surgery.
Keep in Mind
The conditions that cause more serious cases of rectal bleeding will be treated
by doctors. For instance, IBD is a chronic (long-term) condition that requires continuing
care to help manage symptoms.
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What Is Rectal Bleeding? Symptoms, Causes, Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prevention
Diverticulosis is the most common cause of rectal bleeding. It is the presence of tiny bulges, called diverticula, in the colon wall. Diverticula are common and typically do not cause problems, but can sometimes protrude through the walls of the bowels, leading to bleeding or infections.
Often called piles, hemorrhoids are swollen veins that appear at the bottom of the large intestine and outside the anus. They are caused by excessive straining, such as while making a bowel movement, sitting on the toilet too long, or, in women, pregnancy and giving birth. People who have persistent hemorrhoids are often constipated, overweight or obese, or eating a very low-fiber diet.
Hemorrhoids can be itchy, painful, and annoying, but they are rarely serious and often go away on their own. In certain cases, treatment may be needed.
Anal fissures, another cause of rectal bleeding, are tiny tears in the anus and anal canal commonly caused by straining with hard stools.
Colitis is the inflammation of the lining of the tissues of the colon. This inflammation can lead to rectal bleeding. Ischemic colitis occurs when blood flow to the colon is reduced, typically as a result of narrowed or blocked arteries. With infectious colitis, the swelling of the colon is caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites.
Less common causes of rectal bleeding include intestinal polyps, proctitis, colon cancer, inflammatory diseases of the bowel, or rapid bleeding from the stomach or upper GI tract.
Intestinal polyps are masses of tissue that protrude from the bowel wall, sometimes causing minor bleeding. Proctitis is an inflammation of the lining of the rectum. If you have proctitis you may feel rectal pain and the continuous sensation of having to make a bowel movement.
Colon cancer is the most serious cause of rectal bleeding. Anal cancer, which is less common than colorectal cancer, can also cause rectal bleeding.
People with an inflammatory bowel disease such, as Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, may also experience rectal bleeding and related symptoms, such as abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, ulcers, and a higher risk for colorectal cancers.
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Bleeding from the rectum, or rectal bleeding, is a fairly common symptom that may indicate serious illness.
It means the release of blood from the anus as a result of a violation of the integrity of the vessels in the rectum, or other parts of the large intestine.
Rectal bleeding is considered to be the appearance of different amounts of blood on toilet paper, underwear, or in feces – it can even be single streaks.
With this pathology, the blood should be fresh, bright red. When a dark, black color of blood appears in the feces, they talk about another symptom – melena, which is observed with gastrointestinal bleeding.
Usually rectal bleeding is not profuse, and therefore it is diagnosed late.It accounts for about 20% of all gastrointestinal bleeding. More often, the pathology is diagnosed in patients over 65 years of age, but it can also be observed in young people. With age, the risk of rectal bleeding increases significantly.
Further in the article, we will tell in more detail why blood from the rectum appears, what additional symptoms may be observed, as well as what to do and how to treat rectal bleeding.
Why is there blood from the rectum? Causes of bleeding
Rectal bleeding (bleeding from the rectum) has different causes.Sometimes this symptom may indicate minor damage to the rectal mucosa, and sometimes – about serious diseases, including a malignant one.
All the reasons why blood comes from the rectum can be divided into several groups, namely:
- Infectious causes of rectal bleeding – for example, dysentery, salmonellosis, syphilis, rectal gonorrhea, yersiniosis, syphilis, intestinal tuberculosis, etc.Blood from the rectum without pain can also be observed with food poisoning
- Benign and malignant neoplasms. Among benign neoplasms, blood from the rectum is most often called polyps, among malignant neoplasms – colorectal cancer or rectal cancer. Bleeding from the rectum in cancer is observed already in the initial stages in the form of streaks and becomes more abundant with the progression of the disease. Blood is often dark, mixed with feces, can often precede stool
- Inflammatory bowel diseases, e.g. Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, proctitis, paraproctitis, etc.
- Congenital and acquired local bleeding disorders, eg hemorrhoids. In most of these cases, blood from the rectum is excreted without pain
- Helminthiases and parasitoses
- Taking certain medications (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory, antithrombotic drugs)
- Radiation (for example, radiation therapy, or radiation sickness)
- Foreign bodies and intestinal trauma. Most often, traumatic causes of blood from the rectum are provoked, in particular, anal fissures.They arise when the mucous membrane is physically damaged, for example, solid feces, foreign objects.
Additional symptoms with blood from the anus
How does rectal bleeding manifest? Symptoms depend primarily on the underlying disease and the amount of bleeding.
- Blood from the anus with anal fissures is most often bright red, is secreted in small quantities and is accompanied by severe pain syndrome, sometimes itching and burning in the anus.
- In hemorrhoids, pain is usually absent, blood from the anus can be excreted in the form of clots, darker in color. Bleeding with hemorrhoids can be quite intense, in some cases leading to anemia.
- If the polyp provokes bleeding from the rectum, symptoms will also include abdominal pain, stool disorders.
- In cancer, rectal bleeding may be accompanied by anemia, abdominal pain, stool disorders, weakness, decreased appetite, hyperthermia, and intoxication syndrome.
- If the cause of bleeding is colitis, or proctitis, you can find impurities of mucus and pus in the stool. Also, the patient will be disturbed by abdominal pain, diarrhea.
Bleeding from the rectum. What to do and how to treat?
The question arises when bleeding from the rectum – what to do?
If you detect blood from the anus, even in the form of single streaks in the feces, you should immediately consult a doctor!
The proctologist specializes in how to treat rectal bleeding.He will listen to the patient’s complaints, take anamnesis, carry out all the necessary examinations, and only then will he begin the treatment of rectal bleeding.
Treatment of rectal bleeding primarily depends on the underlying cause and can be either conservative or surgical. Endoscopic techniques are also used to stop bleeding from the rectum. Treatment of this nature includes diathermocoagulation, laser photocoagulation, and the use of hemostatic films.With significant blood loss, they resort to infusion therapy using blood and blood substitutes.
How to stop bleeding in hemorrhoids?
How to stop bleeding in hemorrhoids?
Bleeding with hemorrhoids is a situation in which an urgent visit to a doctor and immediate treatment is necessary. Otherwise, complications may arise. Self-treatment of bleeding with hemorrhoids will only worsen the condition.
A disorder such as hemorrhoids is quite common today.As a rule, it develops in people who lead an inactive lifestyle and with a disturbed diet. In most cases, hemorrhoids occur without overt symptoms and signs. However, complications are possible, then bleeding may appear with hemorrhoids or thrombosis may form.
Hemorrhoids, in fact, is a condition in which hemorrhoids form nodes that interfere with normal blood circulation.
Bleeding with hemorrhoids can mainly be provoked:
great physical activity during childbirth;
advanced inflammation in the anal canal.
Patients may be disturbed by the following discomfort:
itching in the anal canal;
blood when using paper in the toilet or on underwear;
sensation of a foreign body in the anal canal;
blood on feces;
weakness, dizziness, pallor.
With minor bleeding, treatment consists in prescribing medications: tablets, suppositories, ointments, gels.Their purpose is to soften the feces and increase the tone of the rectum. Pain relievers are also prescribed to relieve discomfort and relieve pain during bowel movements. They can be indoor or outdoor.
If the bleeding is severe enough, then the patient needs urgent hospitalization to prevent internal bleeding, anemia and other adverse consequences. In such a situation, the surgeon decides how to stop bleeding in hemorrhoids and whether it is still possible to stop bleeding with therapeutic methods, whether simple medication is possible.
Treatment of a patient with bleeding hemorrhoids should be carried out under the strict supervision of therapists, proctologists, surgeons.
After hospitalization, the patient undergoes additional internal examinations to identify the exact cause of the bleeding. Also, bleeding from the anus can be associated with: cracks in the anus; polyps in the digestive tract; intestinal endometriosis, characteristic only for women; ulcerative colitis; bleeding from malignant tumors; and etc.
If the doctor determines that the bleeding is due to hemorrhoids, treatment is prescribed, if the bleeding occurs for another reason, this cause is eliminated first.
Treatment of hemorrhoids with bleeding is prescribed, depending on the stage of the disease and the severity.
Throughout the entire course of treatment, the patient is prescribed a special sparing diet, the purpose of which is to prevent constipation and normalize the bowel function.
Sometimes the patient needs surgery to remove hemorrhoids.In rare cases, emergency surgery may be performed.
Basically, the treatment of hemorrhoids bleeding is carried out inpatiently or on an outpatient basis without the intervention of surgeons.
Suppositories for the treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids.
Rectal suppositories for internal use are very effective in the treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids. Locally acting on the problem, they are easy to use and do not require special storage conditions.
Bleeding with hemorrhoids delivers quite unpleasant internal and external sensations.The use of candles is absolutely painless, convenient and effective.
This method of dealing with hemorrhoids is one of the most effective, since the effect of them is achieved in a short time due to the fact that suppositories for hemorrhoids with bleeding are quickly absorbed into the blood, stopping hemorrhoidal bleeding in a short period of time.
Suppositories for hemorrhoids with bleeding are available in pharmacies on the open market, however, if the patient makes an independent decision about treating hemorrhoids with suppositories, one should still consult with specialists, especially if there is bleeding from the anus.Medical consultation in such a situation is simply necessary.
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When bleeding from the rectum, there is an admixture of blood in the feces
masses, the release of blood in the form of traces on toilet paper or in the form of drops on
Rectal bleeding is a common problem in
Why does this happen?
There are many different reasons. The most common causes are a fissure in the anus (anal fissure) and
hemorrhoids.Chronic constipation contributes to the development of these diseases;
- Anal fissure –
a small tear (fissure) in the anus. The anus is a hole through
which is the emptying of feces.
- Hemorrhoids – varicose veins in the lower rectum and anus. At the site of localization, hemorrhoids are divided into internal
(in the lower part of the rectum, invisible without the use of special instruments) and external (visible
around the anus).
- Diverticulosis (diverticulum) of the large intestine is
a fairly common cause of rectal bleeding in people with middle and
old age. A diverticulum is a saccular, small protrusion in the intestinal wall that forms in
a consequence of a decrease in the elasticity of the wall. Feces can get into
diverticula, resulting in inflammation and bleeding.
Other possible causes of bleeding from the anus are:
- intestinal infections.In these cases, it is characteristic
violation of the stool. Bloody diarrhea lasts 1 to 3 days and then
- inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or
Crohn’s disease). In these cases, the secretion of blood
accompanied by abdominal pain, diarrhea, mucus is found in the stool;
- colon cancer;
- upper gastrointestinal bleeding
path. In this case, the bleeding is profuse and needs urgent medical attention.
When bleeding from the rectum is observed
an admixture of scarlet blood in the feces, the release of blood in the form of traces on the toilet
paper or in the form of drops falling on the walls, toilet water.There may be pain
during bowel movements. With external hemorrhoids, pain in the sitting position is characteristic.
With diverticulosis, symptoms may be absent or
expressed in the form of paroxysmal pain in the abdomen. With the development of inflammation
the temperature rises.
In colon cancer, bleeding may be
the only symptom, but other symptoms such as alternation
constipation and diarrhea, abdominal pain, loss of
weight loss, decreased appetite, fatigue.
Colon cancer is not a common cause
severe bleeding from the anus.In most cases of cancer
blood is mixed with feces and is invisible to the naked eye. If cancer is suspected, special tests are done to confirm the diagnosis.
Bleeding from the anus often
discovered by chance, during the analysis of feces for occult blood.
If there is bleeding from the anus, doctor
would like to know if you still have others
complaints. Your doctor will examine you for an anal fissure, hemorrhoids, or
malignant tumor.Will make a study of feces for occult blood.
If the examination does not find the cause of bleeding
and you are at risk for colon cancer, then you will have a sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. In
during this study, a thin, flexible tube is inserted through the anus and
part of the intestine is examined. This allows
identify diseases of the colon
It is also possible to carry out an irrigoscopy – a contrast agent is injected through the anus into the colon and an x-ray is done.A blood test is not excluded.
Treatment depends on the cause of the bleeding. When
a crack in the anus and with hemorrhoids, you need to increase the amount of foods containing fiber in the daily diet and make other changes in your
lifestyle, to reduce constipation. For other causes of bleeding, your doctor will explain the treatment to you.
Recommendations for home care
- For anal bleeding, see your doctor for
diseases.Bleeding from the anus may not be normal
phenomenon. If bleeding is profuse and persistent, contact immediately
hospital to the emergency room.
- Observe exactly
your doctor’s prescription.
- If your condition does not improve, tell your doctor.
Keep your digestive tract on
Eat right. Eat fiber-rich foods (fruits, vegetables, grains).Drink plenty of fluids. Proper nutrition and an active lifestyle help the digestive tract work better and thus avoid the formation of constipation, hemorrhoids and diverticulosis.
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If hemorrhoids are found in the rectum, it is worth choosing a remedy for hemorrhoids for men in the form of an ointment. external disease – inflammation in the rectum; internal – in the anal canal, the nodes fall out of the hole, there is blood; chronic – wavy nature of attacks and improvements.The best remedies for hemorrhoids for internal use. Along with the use of topical preparations, a reception is required. These are remedies for hemorrhoids in women and men in the form of capsules and tablets for oral administration. Internal hemorrhoids are inflammation of the hemorrhoidal veins located. With internal hemorrhoids in women and men, the same are used. The choice of drugs for the treatment of hemorrhoids in pregnant women depends on the form and symptoms of the disease. If the disease proceeds without pronounced signs, are indicated.Hemorrhoid medicine for men is a fairly popular pharmacy product. If hemorrhoids have fallen out, they are treated with ointments, and internal hemorrhoids are treated with suppositories. Which doctor should men go to for hemorrhoids? Medicines for male hemorrhoids? How does hemorrhoids affect potency? Most often, problems associated with inflammation of the veins around the rectum appear in men over 30 years of age. And the older the man, the higher the risk of hemorrhoids. Than before. Treatment of the internal form of pathology.How to treat internal hemorrhoids in men and women ?. It is recommended, in parallel with drug therapy, to use folk remedies for the treatment of hemorrhoids: warm baths of herbal decoctions in a sitting position, which provide anti-inflammatory. Effective remedies for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids in men. What is the danger of internal hemorrhoids in men? In most cases, the disease is chronic, with periods of exacerbation and remission alternating. And although the periods of exacerbations of the disease with the correct adjustment.Folk remedies for hemorrhoids in men are used as directed by the treating proctologist. A ligator and anoscope are used for alloying during the therapy of internal nodes. During the manipulation, the patient is on the table with his legs drawn to the chest and with his stomach up. Manipulation can.
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People suffering from hemorrhoids know how insidious the disease is. They are forced to constantly experience discomfort and other inconveniences. There are many methods for treating this ailment, but they all help get rid of the problem only for a while. The new complex drug Proctosolin for hemorrhoids is able to simultaneously solve several problems.This ointment eliminates discomfort, stops bleeding, relieves pain. The drug demonstrates high efficiency of treatment with complete absence of side effects.
The drug Proctosolin for hemorrhoids during clinical trials has proven its high efficiency. It is safe and does not cause any side effects. The only contraindication to use may be the patient’s individual intolerance to any of the components of the composition.
Hemorrhoids during pregnancy – symptoms, diagnosis, treatment of hemorrhoids in the TS Clinic in Krasnodar
When do I need to get tested?
If you periodically or regularly feel:
- itching, burning
- Pain in the anus, rectum.May be during or after defecation
- discomfort in the rectum
- Blood: in stool or on toilet paper
- sensation of incomplete emptying of intestines or a foreign body in the anus
The presence of these symptoms may indicate serious pathologies, including cancer. Treatment of hemorrhoids and rectal fissures in the initial stages will allow for treatment with minimally invasive methods and avoid serious surgery.
Pregnancy is a wonderful but difficult time in a woman’s life. In connection with the development of the fetus and the placenta in the maternal body, there are significant changes in the function of all the most important organs and systems, which are aimed at creating optimal conditions for the growth and development of the child.
Pregnancy from the very first day is accompanied by endocrine changes in the mother, affecting all areas of her life.
Therefore, “start” to the development of hemorrhoids is not the day of birth, but the first day of pregnancy!
The heart functions during pregnancy with increased stress due to the expansion of peripheral vessels, an increase in the volume of circulating blood, the development of the uteroplacental circle of blood circulation, a progressive increase in the body weight of the pregnant woman, etc.Compression of the iliac veins (due to an enlarged uterus) promotes venous congestion in the pelvis and legs and increases the risk of venous thrombosis. Also, during pregnancy, there is a significant (up to 150-200%) increase in the content of plasma coagulation factors.
HEMORRHOUS (Greek haimorrhois bleeding; obsolete kidney) –
expansion of the cavernous veins (bodies) of the distal (terminal) part of the rectum and anus.
First, venules increase in volume, their walls thicken, then a hemorrhoidal node is gradually formed.
In women, external hemorrhoids are more often detected, which she can detect on her own in the form of “swellings” in the anus. They are most noticeable and pronounced after emptying and in the evening. If at the same time the pregnant woman does not experience pain and there is no discharge of blood from the rectum, then there is no cause for concern.
Further, hemorrhoids may increase in size, and blood clots form in the lumen of the vessels due to stagnation, due to which the nodes become denser and painful.And one not a fine day comes OH – acute hemorrhoids or thrombosis of hemorrhoids. The edema is pronounced, the nodes are dense, the pain is severe, please help me!
Is it possible to help a pregnant woman in an aggravated state?
Sure you may! The main thing is that by ac you can get an appointment with a doctor earlier. The longer you endure pain, the more not only you, but also your baby suffers! There are a lot of recommendations on the network for the treatment of hemorrhoids in pregnant women, but:
- not all of them are useful (and some are downright harmful!),
- The diagnosis is made only by a doctor and only at an in-person appointment!
If your baby has already been born: breastfeeding is not a contraindication for hemorrhoid treatment!
Do not postpone a visit to the doctor if you have nodules, pain and bleeding!
Bloody stools in liver cirrhosis
R.A. Cahill, R.B. Stephens, S. Norris, Department of Surgery, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland; Department of Gastroenterology, St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
Despite the absence of standard protocols, in case of rectal varicose veins, the generally accepted approach is the symptomatic treatment of manifestations of portal hypertension as the underlying disease and, in particular, the cause of rectal bleeding. In cases where rectal bleeding is profuse, decompression of the mesenteric circulation is performed urgently by radiological or surgical methods.However, if the patient has only one symptom – bleeding from the rectum, his general condition is satisfactory or stabilized by medication, it is preferable to use endoscopic intervention.
Male, 68 years old, admitted to the department with alcoholic cirrhosis of the liver in the subcompensated stage (Childs B on the Child-Pugh scale) with continuous excretion
bright red blood from the rectum. With stable hemodynamics within 72 hours, hemoglobin decreased by 2 g / dL with a tendency to further decrease.Treatment aimed at lowering the portal venous pressure was carried out: during the first 24 hours, the patient took propanolol, then, since the bleeding continued, terlipressin (a synthetic analogue of vasopressin). Also, measures were taken to eliminate coagulopathy (international normalized ratio of 1.7), vitamin K was prescribed intravenously. During flexible sigmoidoscopy, rectal varicose veins were confirmed, the cause of bleeding was revealed (Fig. 1-3). After this procedure, the bleeding was stopped and the patient’s general condition began to improve.The patient was discharged three days later with instructions for further administration of propanolol, spironolactone, furosemide. At the end of the prescribed course of treatment, no relapses were observed in the patient within a year after discharge.
Bloody stools are a rare occurrence that accompanies portal hypertension (0.