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.
Rectal Bleeding Treatment
WebMD explains when rectal bleeding is a medical emergency.
Hemorrhoid Symptoms and Diagnosis
Wondering if you might have hemorrhoids, and if you should call your doctor? Learn more about the most common symptoms of hemorrhoids and how to get a diagnosis.
Foreign Body, Rectum
Any object may be inserted or present in the rectum, the part of the bowel leading to the anus; such foreign objects should be removed to prevent serious complications.
Blood in Stool: Causes and Diagnosis
WebMD explains the causes of bloody stools, the tests to diagnose the underlying problem, and treatment options.