Anal/Rectal Bleeding in Indianapolis, IN

Ready to Consult a GI Physician?

Find a Provider

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.

Find A Provider Find A Location

This is the second colonoscopy I've had with Dr Orinion. He is very personalable, explains everything in terms that you can understand and it's just very kind and puts you at ease. I found that he and his staff are both very nice and very efficient.

B.K. Google

I always get excellent care with Dr. Buckley. I would recommend Dr. Buckley he is a great Dr.

C.M. Google

Dr Orinion is an excellent Dr. He is attentive, friendly and very knowledgeable in his area of expertise. I would highly recommend him to anyone.

L.H. Google

I am very pleased with the care I receive from Dr. Vincent. He listens to what I am telling him and tries every other avenue before going with a diagnosis that he truly doesn’t want to put in someone’s chart especially if there is no cure for that diagnosis. We both have agreed that my diagnosis is not something that he wants to say on the record yet so we have tried many different routes to see if that fixes it. Nothing we have done works yet but I understand why we’re doing it because if I have what we both think I have there is no cure just symptom care. So I truly love having Dr Vincent as my gastroenterologist!

M.S. Google

I've been seeing Dr. Drake since 2017. He has a very good bed side manner. He answered any/all questions patiently like I was the only one he cared about.

S.G. Google


Total Reviews


Average Rating