Rectal Bleeding (cont.)
Rectal Bleeding Medical Treatment
Regardless of the source of bleeding, treatment of significant blood loss will begin by stabilizing the patient's condition.
Initially, oxygen will be provided to the patient and the heart will be monitored. An IV will be started to administer fluids and for a possible blood transfusion.
Further treatment options will depend on the suspected source of bleeding. It is likely a specialist such as a general surgeon, gastroenterologist, or ulcerative colitis will become involved in the treatment plan.
Admission to the hospital is required when a marked amount of blood loss has occurred, if bleeding has not stopped, or if your vital signs have not become normal.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/13/2014
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