Rectal bleeding - Mayo Clinic

Jan 11, 2018 · By Mayo Clinic Staff. Rectal bleeding can refer to any blood that passes from your anus, although rectal bleeding is usually assumed to refer to bleeding from your lower colon or rectum. Your rectum makes up the last few inches of your large intestine. Rectal bleeding may show up as blood in your stool, on the toilet paper or in the toilet bowl.…

Symptom Checker - Mayo Clinic

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Fecal occult blood test - Mayo Clinic

Occult blood in the stool may indicate colon cancer or polyps in the colon or rectum — though not all cancers or polyps bleed. Typically, occult blood is passed in such small amounts that it can be detected only through the chemicals used in a fecal occult blood test.…

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Blood in urine should not be ignored ...

Jun 27, 2017 · Gross hematuria often occurs without other symptoms. It takes little blood to discolor urine, so you’re probably not losing as much blood as it may appear. However, heavier bleeding that involves passing blood clots is an urgent issue that can be painful and puts you at risk of having a blocked bladder outlet and inability to pass urine.…

Rectal bleeding Causes - Mayo Clinic

Jan 11, 2018 · Less common causes of rectal bleeding include: Anal cancer. Angiodysplasia (abnormalities in the blood vessels near the intestines) Colon cancer. Colon polyps. Crohn's disease. Diarrhea. Diverticulosis (a bulging pouch that forms on the wall of the intestine)…