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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