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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 colorectal surgeon 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.
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