Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
So far you have indicated that you have seen rectal bleeding without any other symptoms, and you do not have a family history of polyps or cancer. The chance that colon cancer is causing the rectal bleeding is low. It has been estimated that 90 percent of all minimal rectal bleeding episodes come from benign changes in the rectum or anus area. Hemorrhoids are the most common cause of bleeding.
However, you still need further evaluation to look for a cause. Contact your doctor.
How old you are will be one factor your doctor considers in the evaluation of your rectal bleeding.
How old are you?
- Abdomen and Pelvis
- See also
- Acid Reflux Treatment
- Blood in the Urine in Men
- Causes of Impotence
- Colon Cancer Screening
- Constipation in Adults
- Difficulty Passing Urine
- Intestinal Gas Guide
- Loss of Control of Urine in Men
- Lumps or Pain Within the Scrotum
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Painful or Frequent Urination in Men
- Penis Pain, Sores, Discharge or Lumps
- Rectal Bleeding
- Rectal Pain or Itching
- Recurring Abdominal Pain
- Sexual Problems in Men
- Treatment of Impotence
- Understanding New and Severe Abdominal Pain
- Understanding PSA
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