Rectal bleeding

(bleeding from the bottom)

Approximately 1 in 10 adults in the UK experience bleeding from the bottom every year in the UK. A common cause of rectal bleeding is haemorrhoids (piles) but there are many other causes. We would therefore always recommend that you seek medical advice for a consultation and examination to obtain an accurate diagnosis.
 
To obtain a diagnosis and to rule out more serious causes, including bowel cancer (link*), further investigations such as a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy may be recommended.

To read more about the causes and management of rectal bleeding please follow this link.

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/rectal-bleeding/Pages/Introduction.aspx
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cancer-of-the-colon-rectum-or-bowel/Pages/Introduction.aspx

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