Lower GI bleed

Overview

Causes of lower GI bleeding include constipation, hemorrhoids, and cancer. Massive bleeding can be dangerous. Small amounts of bleeding over time may lead to conditions, such as anemia.

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

With lower GI bleeding, it's important to see a doctor. Immediate medical care may be necessary.

Last Updated Jun 13, 2017


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