Rectal bleeding can be very serious, especially if you are also menstruating. The loss of blood may cause dizziness, fainting, weakness, low blood pressure, etc. People with signs and symptoms of a reduced volume of blood often require emergency hospitalization, and transfusion of blood. With there being much blood coming out of your rectum along with your normal amount of menstrual blood, I would probably be quite concerned for your health at this point.
Moderate to severe rectal bleeding, which I assume yours would be classified as since you say it's "a lot" of blood, is usually treated in the hospital. You may even need to stay a few days if it's severe while they check you and try to fix whatever has gone wrong.
Many diseases and conditions can cause rectal bleeding (varying in degree of severity, of course). Common causes include: anal fissures, hemorrhoids, cancers and polyps of the rectum and colon, diverticulosis, abnormal blood vessels (angiodysplasia), ulcerative colitis, ulcerative proctitis, Crohn's colitis, infectious colitis, ischemic colitis, and Meckel's diverticula.
Diagnosing rectal bleeding relies on the history and physical examination, anoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, radionuclide scans, angiograms, and blood tests.
Your age alone may offer an important clue to the cause of rectal bleeding. For example, moderate to severe rectal bleeding in teenagers and young adults is more likely to come from a Meckel's diverticulum. Moderate or severe rectal bleeding among older individuals is more likely to be due to diverticulosis or angiodysplasias. Mild rectal bleeding in an adult with prior abdominal radiation treatment may be due to radiation proctitis.
The absence of other symptoms also may provide important clues. Bleeding from diverticulosis, angiodysplasias, and Meckel's diverticula are usually not associated with abdominal or rectal pain. Rectal bleeding from ischemic colitis is often preceded by the sudden onset of lower abdominal, crampy pain. Fever, abdominal pain, and diarrhea often occur with colitis due to infection, ulcerative colitis, or Crohn's colitis. Mild bleeding accompanied by pain in the anal area during defecation (passing of stool) suggests bleeding from an anal fissure. A recent change in bowel habit such as increasing constipation or diarrhea suggests the possibility of cancer of the colon.
To actually treat rectal bleeding you must correct the low blood volume and anemia, diagnose the cause and the location of the bleeding, and stop active bleeding and prevent rebleeding. For this, a doctor is definately required.
Please make a hospital visit this evening if you can, preferably ASAP. This shouldn't wait any longer than it already has. You are not in a good state and things can become worse in no time. Please seek help now. [ Peeps's advice column | Ask Peeps A Question ]
ShineyStarz answered Monday October 9 2006, 10:32 am: wah! O_O It could be a tear in your anus.... (this doesn't happen to people but depending their medical profiles, it happens rarely).
Since you didn't write what's your gender, it could be you had your period while going and then when blood is mixed with water it just looks like a lot. If you actually did have your period on that day than there's nothing to be worried about. Now if it's the first one I suggest you immediately go to the doctor to get out of harm's way or stop doing the splits to don't make it worse..oh and drink prune juice. I know that stuff is disgusting but I heard it helps DOWN THERE a few times on television. [ ShineyStarz's advice column | Ask ShineyStarz A Question ]
Bella'sAdvice answered Sunday May 7 2006, 6:41 pm: There is a possibilitie that you could constapated or strainning to hard when your poopin but the best thing to do is look in the yellow pages or call the hospital and ask the to put you through to the clinic ask the nurse what do it mean but other wise just try to stay calm and don't make the matters worse .
One time it even happen to me and when i seen the blood I panic and screamed and when i got up to look and check again that was a very big pirce of shit but if just happen that one time and no more it's okay just take a laxative but if it happen more then on then go to the emergency asap
Of course the bleeding will look like a lot more when it is mixed with water in the toilet. Darker blood that turns the stool nearly black and looks like coffee grounds is usually more serious than bright red blood.
TheOldOne answered Wednesday April 26 2006, 10:58 pm: YoungGrandma always gives great advice, but in this case I'd be more panicky than she is, I guess. A noticable amount of blood in your feces means that it's time to call your doctor as soon as possible, in my book. It's definitely a sign that something's not right, and you need to have it checked out by a professional.
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