©2018 WebMD, Inc. All rights reserved. eMedicineHealth does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. See Additional Information.

Rectal Bleeding

Question:

Please share your experience with rectal bleeding. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Anastasia, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: December 18

I saw pink blood on toilet paper after bowel movement every day for 3 weeks. I went to a colorectal surgeon. He checked me and said I have 3 internal hemorrhoids and a small growth that had to be biopsied, in the anal area. The growth was benign and an epidermal inclusion cyst. Meanwhile, I had to have it cauterized again because I saw bright red blood after 5 days of small amount of pink blood. Doctor says it will take 2 plus weeks for bleeding to stop. Hope he's right.

Comment from: BRi, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: January 30

This is from my personal experience, no actual scientific proof. I was eating a frozen fruit, triple-berry mix every day, thawed, with cereal, including blackberries. I started having rectal bleeding, sometimes it was painful going to bathroom. I read everything I could on the web; frightening. One day I realized when I'm chewing, that some of the fruit have a very hard, sharp texture. I narrowed it down to the blackberries. I thought, 'if they feel sharp in my mouth, perhaps they could also cut soft tissue in my bowels or rectum.' I stopped eating blackberries. Soon the bleeding decreased. I wonder if it took a little time to heal. Fairly soon the bleeding stopped and has not returned. Someone should experiment with this, and leave feedback if you are experiencing the same and eating blackberries. I could be wrong, but that's my experience.

Comment from: rosy1, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 12

I had been suffering from rectal bleeding for the past 6 months, and was taking medications, but with no relief. I later took a cup of cold milk with equal volume of lemon juice empty stomach for three days. It has been a week, I don't see the bleeding.

Comment from: Mb, 35-44 Male (Caregiver) Published: March 11

My husband has observed rectal bleeding when he went to the toilet but no pain.

Comment from: carolina, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: November 02

Sometimes I bleed rectally when I go the bathroom. It happens sometimes not always.

REFERENCES:

American Cancer Society. “Colorectal Cancer.” 2019. <https://www.cancer.org/cancer/colon-rectal-cancer.html>.

Irizarry, L. “Acute Proctitis.” Medscape. Nov. 9, 2018. <https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/775952-overview>.

Penner, R.M., et al. "Patient information: Blood in the stool (rectal bleeding) in adults (Beyond the Basics)." UpToDate. February 2019.
<http://www.uptodate.com/contents/blood-in-the-stool-rectal-bleeding-in-adults-beyond-the-basics>.

United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Basic Information About Colorectal Cancer.” Jan. 30, 2019. <https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/colorectal/basic_info/index.htm>.

United States. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases. “Definition & Facts for Diverticular Disease.” <https://www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/digestive-diseases/diverticulosis-diverticulitis/definition-facts>.

Vo, N., Thomas T.S., et al. "Intussusception in Children." UpToDate. March 22, 2019. <http://www.uptodate.com/contents/intussusception-in-children>.

Health Solutions From Our Sponsors