Lower gastrointestinal bleeding

Overview

Lower gastrointestinal bleeding is from the small intestine, large intestine, rectum, or anus. Causes may include constipation, hemorrhoids, and cancer

Symptoms

It can appear as blood in the stool, on toilet paper, or in the toilet bowl. Blood may appear dark maroon to bright red.

Treatments

It's important to see a doctor at any sign of such bleeding.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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