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Forum Name: Colon and Rectal Cancers

Question: Rectal bleeding, stomach cramps


 dezarary - Fri Apr 13, 2007 9:17 am

I am a 25 year old female who is bleeding rectally. The bowel movements have no been unusally hard, I am not constipated and have not been recently. The blood is bright red. There seemed to be quite a bit of it. Last night I felt as if I had to make a bowel movement but the only thing that came out was blood. I am also having stomach pain, like cramps. This has happened before but not this bad. I have no medical insurance, and am not sure if I should make a visit to the er or not.
Thank you
 Dr. Chan Lowe - Thu Apr 19, 2007 11:45 pm

User avatar I would advise you to seek medical attention. Rectal bleeding can be severe and a large amount of blood loss can occur.

There are several possibilities as to what may be causing your bleeding. You may have hemorrhoids (enlarged veins) that have begun to bleed. Also, you may have a polyp that has become irritated and is bleeding. Inflammatory bowel disease should also be looked for.

I understand your hesitancy with not having insurance; however, persistant rectal bleeding can be very concerning and should be evaluated.

Best wishes.

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