Anal/Rectal Bleeding in Thibodaux, LA

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Rectal, or anal, bleeding refers to the passage of blood that comes out of your rectum. If you are bleeding from the rectum, it is presumed that blood exists in your lower colon or anus, even though the anus comprises the lower section of the colon. This type of blood is typically bright red, but can also appear as a dark wine color. You may notice blood in your stool after you wipe with toilet paper, or in the toilet. Rectal bleeding can be a symptom of various GI health issues and should be assessed by a medical professional. If you’ve experienced bleeding from your rectum, the GI specialists at your nearest Digestive Health Center can help. Our providers can evaluate the condition and work to relieve it. To request a consultation, please contact one of our locations in Thibodaux, LA today.

Bleeding from the rectum can be caused by several health conditions. If you are experiencing rectal bleeding and are not sure of the cause, it is important that you are assessed by a GI provider as soon as possible. A few common causes of rectal bleeding include:

  • Hemorrhoids
  • Intestinal growths
  • Diverticulosis (an out-pouching formed on the gastrointestinal wall)
  • Lumpy bowel movements
  • Trouble having a bowel movement
  • An anal fissure (a small cut in the lining of the tube at the end of the rectum)

Our team frequently treats patients who deal with rectal bleeding in Thibodaux, LA, and will work to find the cause of the bleeding. Our specialists know how uncomfortable this condition can make you feel, so we will do our best to ensure that treatment is provided as soon as possible.

In some cases, bleeding from the anus can be handled in phases. If the bleeding is caused by issues like a rectal tear or hemorrhoids, you could be treated with drugstore ointments or a suppository. If there is heavy rectal bleeding, it is possible that you could need IV fluids or a blood transfusion in cases of extreme blood loss. Regardless, it is important to be assessed by a GI provider to find the best treatment option for you.

To learn more about available treatment for rectal bleeding, request a consultation at one of our Thibodaux, LA locations today. Our team of GI specialists will work to find the cause of your rectal bleeding and the best course of action to alleviate your symptoms. Contact your nearest Digestive Health Center now to take the first step toward better health.

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