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why am i bleeding through my anus?


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replied April 18th, 2010
Blood Disorders Answer A11336
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the bleeding from anus.
Many diseases and conditions can cause rectal bleeding. Common causes include anal fissures, hemorrhoids, cancers and polyps of the rectum and colon, diverticulosis, abnormal blood vessels (angiodysplasia), ulcerative colitis, ulcerative proctitis, Crohn's colitis, infectious colitis, ischemic colitis, and Meckel's diverticula. In your case the chances of carcinoma are less because of young age.
Diagnosis of cause of rectal bleeding relies on the history and physical examination, anoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, radionuclide scans, angiograms, and blood tests. You must consult your doctor for the same as the diagnosis cannot be made online.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.




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