Anal Bleeding

Bright red or blackish blood in stools is called anal bleeding or rectal bleeding. Some of the causes of anal bleeding are anal fissure, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, proctitis, Crohn's disease, colon or anal cancer.

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Is occult blood in the stool test suggestive of colon cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from inflammatory bowel disease for the past nine years. And I am noticing white ball-like structures in my stool for the past year. I consulted my doctor for this issue, and he advised me to do a stool test. The reports showed the presence of occult blood. I am worried ...  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern, and I will help you with it. Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disorder, and it does not have an organic cause. I have thoroughly read the history you have provided. Kindly share the results of all the investigations that...  Read Full »

How to treat blood in stools and bloating in ayurveda?

Query: Hi doctor,My abdomen has been hurting for the past three weeks. Just before that, I had bright red blood in stool, which often comes and goes every six months or so. I also have a sharp pain on right hip and very feel sore under right rib area. It hurts when I press around the lower abdomen and feel...  Read Full »


Dr. Alka

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I just read your query. All the symptoms you have mentioned here and specially the bright red blood (bright red colour is indicative of fresh blood) may be due to ulcer bleed or bleeding due to some other reason in digestive tract or may have some other reason that requir...  Read Full »

Do severe pain in the abdomen and rectal bleeding for six months indicate ulcerative colitis?

Query: Hi doctor, My 20-year-old son was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis six months ago. He has not responded to any medication, which has mainly been Prednisone and interview infusions. Initially, they gave him Lee all day, and he went from painless rectal bleeding to horrible pain to pancolitis. A co...  Read Full »


Dr. N Ashok Viswanath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Did they do any colonoscopy and biopsy study for diagnosing it as ulcerative colitis? The picture which you have uploaded with this query looks like segments of Funis Vermes, so-called rope worms, which is a rare parasitic helminth. They are usually single, but the s...  Read Full »

I am cleaning my butt multiple times, but I feel unclean. What is happening in me?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 40-year-old male. I have a hard time while wiping my butt after I poop. I have to stand up to wipe because I am a big guy. It is hard for me to reach my back. Toilet paper does not seem to do it. I do not feel clean even after wiping myself. After taking shower, I feel clean but...  Read Full »


Dr. Nasir

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention whether you have itching after you poop or any painful sensation after pooping. You seem to have obsessive-compulsive disorder. Bleeding occurs due to excessive and vigorous wiping and not because of hemorrhoids. You are not able to reach your back as...  Read Full »

What are the causes of blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I have bloating issues, changed bowel habits (mostly constipation), fatigue, bleeding after defecation, and maroon blood mixed with the stool. I have these symptoms for two weeks that emerged quite suddenly. Is this a strong sign of colorectal cancer? I am still waiting for the results o...  Read Full »


Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, I can gather that you are a 39-year-old male without significant family history and with a history of smoking. Your symptoms of bloating, altered bowel habits, and blood in stools are of short duration (two weeks). I would like to know whether you h...  Read Full »

Why do I get pain with bleeding during bowel movement?

Query: Hi doctor, I have difficulty in passing stools. I put heavy pressure while passing stools. I have pain during bowel movements with bleeding. Initially, my stool is hard and small and after that, it becomes slightly easy to pass.   Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please mention the duration of these complaints. Please mention whether you noticed any blood in stools or any swelling in your anal area. Please mention whether you have pruritus, abdominal pain, or discharge in the peri-anal area. Please mention whether you have a...  Read Full »

What to do about on and off rectal bleeding?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having rectal bleeding on and off for a month. Before a month, I had a colonoscopy. The result was negative and the doctor told me that I do not have any polyps. After a colonoscopy, I started to have a hard time while going to the bathroom and my poops were very hard and strenuous....  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to your symptoms, you have developed some tear in the anal canal while colonoscopy or developed a severe bout of constipation leading to the development of anal tear. It is caused due to strain made during pooping. The anal tear can occur to anybody after ...  Read Full »

How to prevent the symptoms of piles from recurring?

Query: Hi doctor, I am having a problem with piles. I have mild bleeding only at the time of defecation which is seen on the toilet paper while wiping. There is no bleeding seen on my stool. Sometimes, I have constipation. But my motion is not hard. I am facing this issue for six months. It happened thr...  Read Full »


Dr. Md Rajja

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have frequent constipation. Avoid having constipation. It reduces to have hard stools. Hard stools are the major cause of piles. It occurs due to the rubbing of the internal anal structure regularly. Frequent rubbing of hard stools causes piles. You need to ...  Read Full »

What causes stomach pains with anal discharge of mucus, pus, and blood?

Query: Hi doctor, I had stomach pains with an anal discharge of mucous, pus, and very little blood for five weeks. Stool samples were negative, and I had colonoscopy and endoscopy within a week. Years ago, I was diagnosed with IBS (Irritable bowel syndrome) and GERD (Gastroesophageal reflux disease). I st...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. These are rectal symptoms that commonly include rectal bleeding, mucus, pus, incomplete evacuation, and urgency ( rushing to the restroom). Various conditions could cause this, but considering your age, it could be ulcerative proctitis or colitis, colorectal carcinom...  Read Full »

My rectal bleeding due to ulcerative colitis responds only to Prednisolone. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27-year-old male. For the past five years I have ulcerative colitis. My main problem is bleeding form rectum. When I take Prednisolone, I am fine for maximum of three months and after that again it starts bleeding and also continues with Mesacol. I also took Azathioprine (Aazo...  Read Full »


Dr. Arbab Muhammad Kashif Khan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your history suggests that you have steroid-dependent ulcerative colitis. So you rightly started Azathioprine and I think it should work if you are taking a proper dose (you have not shared dose of Azoran and your body weight). You can take Azoran as 1.5-2.5 mg per k...  Read Full »

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