Anal/Rectal Bleeding in Florida
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What is rectal bleeding?
Rectal, also called anal, bleeding refers to the occurrence of blood that comes through your rectum. When you have rectal bleeding, it is thought to be fluid that comes from your bowel or anus, even though the anus comprises the bottom portion of the colon. This blood is generally red-colored and could also be a deeper red tone. It might be found in your stool, when wiping with toilet tissue, or in the toilet bowl. If you’ve been experiencing anal bleeding, our GI providers at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida can help. Our team can diagnose the condition and work to offer a solution. Please contact our GI practice in Florida today.
What causes anal bleeding?
Anal bleeding can happen due to a variety of different concerns. If you’ve experienced rectal bleeding and are unaware of the reason, it is vital that you schedule an appointment to see a GI doctor. A number of typical causes of anal bleeding could be:
- A rectal fissure (a minor cut in the tissue lining of the anus)
- Intestinal polyps
- Tarry stools
- Diverticular disease (a bulging sac formed on the gastrointestinal tissue)
Our staff frequently sees patients who have anal bleeding in Florida. We can adequately uncover the cause of the issue. Our GI doctors understand how uncomfortable this problem can be, so we will help ensure the solution is uncovered as quickly as we can.
How is anal bleeding alleviated?
Bleeding from the rectum is commonly treated in stages depending on the situation. For blood loss stemming from conditions such as a rectal ulcer or hemorrhoids, you could be provided with drugstore ointments or rectal suppositories. In the event of more severe anal bleeding, it is likely that you could require intravenous liquids or donated blood for severe loss of blood. Regardless, it is important to schedule an appointment at Gastroenterology Associates of Florida so that you can get the right treatment to ease your problem.
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Get treatment for anal bleeding by arranging an appointment at our Florida office today. Our experienced team of GI providers will suggest the treatment required that will get to the cause of your GI difficulties. Reach out to Gastroenterology Associates of Florida today to get started.
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