Rectal Bleeding Directory
Rectal bleeding (or blood in the stool) is a symptom of a problem, usually something that can be controlled. Hemorrhoids or diarrhea sometimes can cause bloody stool. Other possible causes include stomach ulcers, colon polyps, infections, Crohn's disease, and many others. Rectal bleeding should be examined by your doctor to find the cause and decide on treatments. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how rectal bleeding is caused, how it is diagnosed, treatments for conditions that cause rectal bleeding, and much more.