Rectal Bleeding Topic Guide
Rectal Bleeding: The rectum is the last portion of the large bowel that ends just before the anus. Bleeding from this area can be a mild or life-threatening matter. Causes of rectal bleeding include trauma, inflammation of the bowel, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, polyps, and tumors. Treatment of rectal bleeding depends on the cause.
Rectal Pain Rectal pain is a common problem. Some common causes of rectal pain include hemorroids, anal fissures, proctalgia fugax, and levator ani syndrome. Diagnosis of rectal pain generally require no procedures. Treatment of rectal pain depends on the cause of the pain.