Rectal Bleeding Treatment

Call 911 if you have:

  • Large amounts of rectal bleeding or nonstop bleeding
  • Shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, or extreme weakness with bleeding
  • Black stools accompanied by lightheadedness , chest pain or weakness
  • A history of liver disease, bleeding disorder, severe anemia, or a bleeding ulcer

1. Call the Doctor

2. Monitor Symptoms

  • Before the appointment with your health care provider, keep track of color and consistency of the blood and stool. Also keep track of symptoms such as rectal or abdominal pain, rectal pressure, constipation, diarrhea, cramping, fever, or mucus and pus in the stools.

3. Follow Up

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on October 10, 2015

Sources

SOURCES:

University of Iowa Health Care: "Rectal Bleeding."

Cleveland Clinic: "Understanding Rectal Bleeding."

Rectal Bleeding Information from eMedicineHealth.

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