Symptom: Rectal bleeding


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Rectal bleeding: Bleeding from the anus or rectum.
Introduction: Bleeding from the rectum or anus is a serious symptom. The first or most noticable symptom may be bloody stool or bloody diarrhea. The condition may be caused by gastrointestinal bleeding. Any bleeding symptom needs prompt professional medical advice.
Detailed cause information for symptom: Rectal bleeding:
  • Possible causes of symptom: Rectal bleeding (18 conditions)
  • Medications or substances causing symptom: Rectal bleeding (3 listings)
  • Medical conditions causing symptom: Rectal bleeding (35 conditions)
  • Medical conditions causing complication: Rectal bleeding (1 conditions)

    Medical articles on symptoms: These general medical articles may be of interest:

    Types of Rectal bleeding: bloody stool (41)
    Rectal bleeding type of: Bleeding symptoms (146), Bloody stool (41), Anal symptoms (38)
    Symptoms: symptom center, symptom groups, symptom descriptions

    Possible causes of symptom: Rectal bleeding: The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Rectal bleeding as a symptom. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

    Medications or substances causing Rectal bleeding: The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Rectal bleeding as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

    Conditions listing symptoms: Rectal bleeding: The following list of conditions have 'Rectal bleeding' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    A

  • Amebic dysentery ... blood in stool
  • Anal fissure ... rectal bleeding, blood in stool, bright red blood on toilet paper

    B

  • Bowel Obstruction ... blood-stained mucus passed

    C

  • Cervical Cancer ... blood in stool
  • Chancroid ... rectal bleeding
  • Cirrhosis of the liver ... blood in stool
  • Colitis ... blood in stool
  • Colorectal cancer ... blood in stool
  • Colorectal Polyps ... rectal bleeding, blood in stool
  • Crohn's disease ... rectal bleeding

    D

  • Diverticular Disease ... rectal bleeding, blood in stool
  • Dysentery ... bloody stool

    E

  • Enterocolitis ... rectal bleeding
  • Esophageal varices ... blackened blood in feces

    F

  • Food allergies ... blood in the stool
  • Food poisoning ... bloody stool

    G

  • Gastritis ... blood in stool
  • Gastrointestinal bleeding ... rectal bleeding, blood in stool, blood in stool, blood on toilet paper
  • Gonorrhea ... blood in stool

    H

  • Hemolytic uremic syndrome ... blood in stool
  • Hemorrhoids ... rectal bleeding, blood in stool, blood on toilet paper
  • Hookworm ... blood in stool

    I

  • Intestinal obstruction ... blood-stained mucus passed

    P

  • Peptic Ulcer ... blood in stool
  • Portal hypertension ... blood in stool
  • Proctitis ... rectal bleeding, blood in stool

    R

  • Rectal prolapse ... blood in stool

    S

  • Schistosomiasis ... blood in stool
  • Shigellosis ... bloody stool
  • Small Intestine Cancer ... blood in stool
  • Stomach cancer ... blood in stool

    T

  • Thrombocytopenia ... blood in stool
  • Typhoid fever ... blood in diarrhea

    U

  • Ulcerative colitis ... Rectal bleeding, blood in stool

    W

  • Whipworm ... bloody stools
    Conditions listing complications: Rectal bleeding: The following list of conditions have 'Rectal bleeding' or similar listed as a complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

    C

  • Constipation ... rectal bleeding


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