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Could bleeding ulcer be the reason for anal bleeding?

Could bleeding ulcer be the reason for anal bleeding?

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Dr. K. Shobana

Published At December 9, 2016
Reviewed AtFebruary 19, 2024

Patient's Query

Hi doctor,

I have pain in the left side just below my breast all that way to the back. When I go to the bathroom, my stool has blood. It has been bleeding for two days, even without a bowel movement. The bleeding is in my anus. If I drink oregano team, then it will stop. But, will start bleeding after some time. What could it be? Can it be due to a bleeding ulcer? I have a previous history of gastritis. My regular medicines include Metformin ER 500 mg and Fluoxetine 20 mg.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I can understand your concern on this issue.

The photograph which you uploaded indicates fresh blood in minute quantity (attachment removed to protect patient identity).

Fresh blood from the anus on the surface of stool or without passing stool indicates a lesion in the lower part of the anal canal.

Most common lesion in this area that bleed is anal fissure in which there will be a linear tear on the inner wall of the lower part of the anal canal. Bleeding occurs generally from this tear while straining to pass stool.

Constipation is the risk factor for development of a fissure.

Bleeding ulcer also produces other symptoms such as mucus discharge, liquid consistency of stool and increased stool frequency.

The Probable causes


Investigations to be done

Digital rectal examination and proctoscopy.

Differential diagnosis


Probable diagnosis

Anal fissure.

Treatment plan

Treatment for pain and constipation. Local ointment application for active bleeding from a fissure.

Regarding follow up

For further information consult a medical gastroenterologist online.---> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/medical-gastroenterologist

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai
Dr. Kagathara Happy Kumar Devkaranbhai

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