Rectal Bleeding Directory
Rectal bleeding (blood in 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 GERD, stomach ulcers, colon polyps, infections, Crohn's disease, and many others. Rectal bleeding should be evaluated by your doctor to determine the cause and treatments. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how rectal bleeding is caused, how it is diagnosed, treatments for underlying conditions that cause rectal bleeding, and much more.