Lower gastrointestinal bleeding


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


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


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

Last Updated Jan 4, 2020

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