Anal/Rectal Bleeding in Indianapolis, IN

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Anal (or rectal) bleeding is the term for when blood is expelled from your rectum. When rectal bleeding occurs, it is generally assumed to be fluid that came from the sigmoid (lower) colon or anus, despite the fact that the rectum makes up the bottom portion of the large intestine. This form of bleeding is generally brightly colored but might sometimes be a dark wine shade. It may be seen in your stool, after you wipe yourself with toilet tissue, or in the toilet. Anal bleeding can be a result of several gastrointestinal health conditions and should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. In the event that you have had anal bleeding, our GI specialists at Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology can help. Our team can evaluate the concern and help relieve it. Please reach out to our GI office in Indianapolis, IN today.

There are a variety of health issues that might cause rectal bleeding. In the event that you've had rectal bleeding and are not sure of the cause, it is vital to request a consultation with a GI physician. A few standard reasons for anal bleeding include:

  • An anal ulcer (a minor tear in the lining of the anus)

  • Diverticular disease (a bulging sac occurring within the intestinal tissue)

  • Hemorrhoids

  • Intestinal growths

  • Trouble having a bowel movement

  • Hard bowel movements

Our staff frequently helps patients with rectal bleeding in Indianapolis, IN, and will work with you to uncover the origin of the problem. Our specialists sympathize with how unpleasant this issue can be, and we will help make sure the remedy is given as promptly as we can.

Anal bleeding is generally treated in stages according to what caused the condition. If you have bleeding resulting from problems like a rectal tear or hemorrhoids, you may be provided with drugstore ointments or a suppository. In the event of more severe anal bleeding, it is likely that you might require intravenous fluids or a transfusion for severe bleeding. Regardless, it is vital to set up a visit to Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology in order to find the ideal treatment that fits your needs.

If you're experiencing rectal bleeding, start seeking a solution by reaching out to our Indianapolis, IN gastrointestinal practice today. The knowledgeable staff of GI physicians will suggest the care required in order to get to the bottom of your GI problem. Get in touch with Indianapolis Gastroenterology and Hepatology now to learn more.

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I highly recommend Dr. Morelli and his staff. Although no one really wants to have a colonoscopy, when it’s called for you want the best. He is kind, efficient, professional and his staff is as well.

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I’ve been a patient of Dr. Drake and Indy Gastro for 10 years now. Dr. Drake, his NP, and his PA are phenomenal. They have wonderful bedside manner and are always thoughtful and considerate of your concerns. They always do their best to answer any question you have and if they don’t have an immediate answer for you, they will find one and follow up with you. I can’t speak for other physicians and their staff within Indy Gastro, but Dr. Drake and his staff are the best gastro specialists I’ve ever been a patient of. They’ve been a joy to work with and have done wonders in getting my GI issues under control. One complaint that I share along with many others is their scheduling system. A few years ago, I used to be able to call the main office or be transferred directly to someone in the scheduling department. Now, when you call in and press the appropriate key to be transferred to scheduling, it constantly rings for 5-10 minutes or so with background information and then you get sent to a voicemail. Your call never gets returned, either. It’s a complaint that many current patients share along with some staff that I spoke to at my most recent appointment. In order to get connected, always press 0. You’ll be transferred to records and they can actually connect you to someone instead of the scheduling line. I highly advise that Indy Gastro look into this and do some modifications to their phone system. Adding online scheduling and/or an online scheduling form would be helpful. Though the fork would only be helpful if you actually received a call back.

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Dr. Cheng is a wonderful caring doctor. He listens and is so good with figuring out what the problem is and has a plan to fix it. I feel fortunate to have found him because I had been dealing with stomach issues for many years.All the ladies in the office are very caring and helpful too. Noone rushes you.

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