Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Some causes of rectal bleeding are associated with diarrhea or urges to have a bowel movement before your stool is fully formed or when your rectum is still empty. A pattern of repeated urges to have a bowel movement that do not result in passing of stool is a symptom called "tenesmus." Diarrhea or tenesmus can be important clues to the cause of rectal bleeding.
Are you having new diarrhea or urges that do not help you to pass stool?