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Rectal Bleeding

Medically reviewed by Last updated on Apr 2, 2024.

What can cause rectal bleeding?

What increases my risk for rectal bleeding?

What other signs and symptoms may happen with rectal bleeding?

You may have pain in your rectum or anus. You may also have abdominal pain or cramping.

How is the cause of rectal bleeding diagnosed?

How is rectal bleeding treated?

Treatment options

The following list of medications are related to or used in the treatment of this condition.

What are the risks of rectal bleeding?

How can I manage my symptoms?

Ask your healthcare provider how much liquid to drink each day and which liquids are best for you. This will help prevent dehydration and constipation.

When should I contact my healthcare provider?

When should I seek immediate care or call 911?

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