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Rectal Bleeding - Causes Of Painful Or Painless Bleeding!

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Dr. Arnab Ray 89% (24 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MS (Ayurveda) in Surgery, PhD Surgery
Ayurvedic Doctor, Kolkata  •  18 years experience
Rectal Bleeding - Causes Of Painful Or Painless Bleeding!

It is important to remember that, rectal bleeding or blood in the stool is never normal and while it may come from a relatively benign cause like hemorrhoids, more serious causes like colon cancer can be life-threatening. Rectal bleeding may be painful or painless. Fresh blood may come out before, during and/or after passing stool or it may be mixed with the stool. Sometimes one may have black color stool which indicates high up bleeding source.

The common causes of painful rectal bleeding are :

* Anal fissure (fissure-in-ano)
* Perianal fistula (fistula-in-ano)
* Rupture of perineal hematoma
* Cancer in anal canal and rectum
* Rupture anorectal abscess
* Injury in the anus

The common causes of painless rectal bleeding:

* Hemorrhoidal diseases (Piles)
* Cancer in the rectum and anal canal
* Anal or rectal polyp
* Rectal prolapse
* Ulcerative colitis
* Crohn’s disease

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