What should I do if I have bleeding from my rectum and anus?

This question was asked in South Plainfield, New Jersey on 05/17/2012.
What can be the cause for rectal bleeding? For the past two weeks very time I have a bowel movement there is a significant amount of blood including clots. Bowel movements are not problematic, meaning no constipation.

Doctors Answers (2)

David Pound, M.D.
Answered on: 5/21/2012

There are several conditions that can cause the appearance of blood in the stool. Please speak with your primary care doctor about the need to be seen by a Gastroenterologist.

Harsha Vittal, M.D.
Answered on: 5/18/2012

If you are having significant bleeding, then you need an investigation. Any number of things can cause bleeding such as hemorrhoids, cancer, or inflammation.