Minor rectal bleeding refers to the passage of a few drops of bright red fresh blood from the rectum, which may appear on the stool, on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl. This brochure addresses minor rectal bleeding that occurs from time to time. Continuous passage of significantly greater amounts of blood from the rectum or stools that appear black, tarry or maroon in color can be caused by other diseases that will not be discussed here. Call your doctor immediately if these more serious conditions occur. Because there are several possible causes for minor rectal bleeding, a complete evaluation and early diagnosis by your doctor is very important. Rectal bleeding, whether it is minor or not, can be a symptom of colon cancer, a type of cancer that can be cured if detected early.
Understanding Minor Rectal Bleeding
ASGE | Understanding Minor Rectal Bleeding
People often panic and get embarrassed, when they bleed while pooping pass stools. Even though a common problem, seeing blood in stool or while passing stool makes a person apprehensive, and the first thought that arises in his mind is whether the symptom is related to colon cancer. Though colon cancer is one of the causes for bleeding while pooping, it is not as frequent as other causes are. However, if you find blood in your stool or traces of bleeding in the rectal area while passing stools, or after defecation, the first thing you have to do is to fix an appointment with your doctor.
Why do I wipe blood after I poop?
Skip to content. Rectal bleeding bleeding from the bottom is often noticed as small amounts of bright-red blood on toilet paper or a few droplets that turn the water in the toilet pink. You should always get rectal bleeding checked. Don't let embarrassment stop you seeing your GP.