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My husband has bad bleeding from rectum. It happens even when

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My husband has bad bleeding from rectum. It happens even when not passing a motion, he thinks he needs to go to toilet but just passes wind and quite a lot of blood
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

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Dr. David :

this sounds serious

Dr. David :

and could be from bleeding from a hemorrhoid or a polyp or even a sign of colon cancer.

Dr. David :

how old is he?

Dr. David :

he needs to see a doctor right away at the hospital or A&E center for urgent evaluation and treatment for this.

Dr. David :

do you have a hospital close to you where he can be seen?

Customer:

He is 57 has an appointment for Wednesday

Dr. David :

I see. that is too far away.

Dr. David :

is he constipated ?

Dr. David :

does he strain to pass his stools?

Dr. David :

if he is constipated or have hard stools which are large and hard to pass, he needs to be taking laxatives and stool softeners he can buy at the local drug store or pharmacy

Customer:

Not constipated and does not have to strain

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

how can I help in this situation ?

Dr. David :

if he is bleeding, still, he should go to the A&E and see a doctor right away

Dr. David :

and get blood work to check if his iron and red blood cell levels are low.

Customer:

I was wondering if you the fact that the blood is bright red and happens without passing motion if that gave any clues as to what diagnosis would be

Dr. David :

no,

Dr. David :

he needs a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy scope procedure to know exactly why he is bleeding.

Dr. David :

his bleeding could be from ruptured hemorrhoids

Dr. David :

or from a polyp or bleeding from diverticulosis

Dr. David :

or it could be from a rectal tumor bleeding.

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