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Rectal Bleeding Self-Care at Home
If minimal rectal bleeding, such as blood-streaked toilet tissue, is the source of the problem, it may be due to hemorrhoids or a rectal fissure. Home therapy can be attempted. All other causes of rectal bleeding should be evaluated and treated by a physician promptly.
Self-care of rectal bleeding may include various rectal ointments and suppositories. These can be bought over-the-counter without a prescription. If the person's symptoms do not improve within one week of treatment, or he or she is older than 40 years of age, a doctor should be seen for further evaluation.
Simple home care of rectal bleeding include:
Dedra R Tolson, MD
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