Category - anal
The bleeding may result in bright red blood in the stool as well as maroon colored or black stool. The bleeding also may be occult (not visible with the human eye). The common causes of rectal bleeding from the colon include anal fissure, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, colon cancer and polyps, colonic polyp removal, angiodysplasias. Diverticular bleeding is the most common cause of bleeding from the lower gastrointestinal tract. While diverticular bleeding is usually painless and tends to get better on its own, diverticulitis -- inflammation of one or more diverticula -- can cause abdominal pain, fever, chills and rectal bleeding. Abdominal pain and rectal bleeding are danger signs of certain diseases including the dreaded disease called cancer. Notify your health provider immediately upon experiencing painful bowel movements andor bleeding in your stool. Rectal pain can refer to any pain or discomfort in the anus, rectum, or lower portion of the gastrointestinal (gi) tract. The rectum is the last portion of the large bowel that ends just before the anus. Bleeding from this area can be mild, serious, or even life threatening the presence of rectal bleeding must be carefully checked because it may indicate something is wrong somewhere else in the gastrointestinal (gi) tract. Common causes of bleeding from the anus include constipation, anal fissures, and hemorrhoids.