If you do have bleeding from your bottom (rectal bleeding), then you may see a small amount of blood after going to the toilet that is bright red in colour.

Often, this is caused by small tears around the anus or by swollen blood vessels, but rectal bleeding should always be checked out by a doctor, as this rules out any more serious causes for the bleeding.

Treating Rectal Bleeding at IPSA Medical

At the IPSA Medical clinic, our resident doctor sees you in a clean and quiet setting. The immediate appointments we offer are always at a time that suits you.

You will have a full consultation and examination with your IPSA Medical doctor, and the potential causes of your rectal bleeding will be discussed with you and any other serious causes for your symptoms excluded.

Your IPSA Medical doctor might recommend a full blood screen to exclude other conditions such as thyroid disorders, inflammatory bowel or coeliac disease, with tests done immediately and the results discussed with you on a one-to-one basis.

During your consultation at IPSA Medical, different treatment regimens, diet and management at home, as well as lifestyle changes that you can make (to minimise your symptoms) will be discussed.

Depending on your presenting symptoms, a range of medications is available to help to lessen and control them.

Your IPSA Medical doctor is available over the phone 7 days a week if you do require any further advice/support when recovering.

If required, immediate sick notes can be drawn up during your consultation to cover any work absences.

Rectal Bleeding: Causes

Rectal bleeding can be indicative of:

  • Gastroenteritis (a bacterial or viral stomach or bowel infection)
  • Diverticula (small bulges that form in the lining of the lower bowel)
  • Early-stage bowel cancer (however, there need to be other specific symptoms present for you to be at risk of this)

If you have rectal bleeding alongside any of the following, your IPSA Medical doctor might refer you to a specialist:

  • You have ulcerative colitis
  • You have a family history of bowel cancer
  • You are 40+ and have passed looser/more frequent stools during the last 6 weeks
  • You are 60+ and the rectal bleeding has lasted for 6 weeks (or longer)
  • Your doctor has discovered an abnormality (such as a lump) after an examination
  • You have a reduced number of red blood cells (anaemia)

Contact IPSA Medical for your same-day appointment and full examination. Alternatively, book online for a same-day rectal bleeding consultation.

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