Rectal Bleeding

Blood in the stool is a common problem experienced by hundreds of patients that our doctors see routinely. Hemorrhoids or anal fissures are most often the cause blood in stool. You would easily notice that the blood is typically bright red in color. After you have a bowel movement, you might see blood on your toilet paper, in the toilet bowl or on the stool itself.

Although blood in stool is a common health issue, it can also indicate the presence of a more serious medical condition. If you have rectal bleeding, you should seek medical attention immediately.

Please watch for.

  • Profuse bright red blood
  • Excess blood in your stool, can be a sign of a very serious condition.

Common cause of profuse blood in the stool include:

  • Colitis
  • Diverticulitis
  • Colon cancer
  • Polyp or tumor inside the digestive tract
  • Irritation of the intestinal lining