Rectal Problems - Check Your Symptoms
Call 911 if you have severe rectal bleeding. Severe means that you are passing a lot of stool that is maroon or mostly blood.
Call your doctor if:
- You have severe rectal pain.
- Your stools are black or tarry or have streaks of blood.
- Rectal bleeding lasts for more than 1 week or happens more than once.
- Stools are narrower than usual (they may be as thin as a pencil).
- You still have rectal pain after a full week of home treatment.
- Any unusual material or tissue seeps or sticks out of the anus.
- A lump near the anus gets bigger or more painful, and you get a fever.
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
November 14, 2014
This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor.
Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this
© 1995-2015 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.