There are many causes of rectal bleeding bleeding from your bottom. The severity can vary from mild bleeding common to a severe life-threatening bleeding uncommon. If the bleeding is heavy or if you have black stools faeces - older blood due to a bleed from high up in the gut - then see a doctor immediately or call an ambulance. However, rectal bleeding is usually a mild bleed. In this situation, make an appointment with your doctor so that the cause can be found.
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So how do you know if you can brush it off or if you need to call your doctor immediately? Pooping blood sounds pretty straightforward, but it can actually mean a few different things depending on where the blood is coming from. The blood that you notice in your poop or when you wipe could be coming from your rectum, your lower colon, or other areas of your digestive system. But blood in your poop can also come from other areas of your digestive system. For example: A gastric ulcer, which is an open sore that develops on the inside lining of your stomach, can cause bleeding in your G. In general, any bleeding in your gastrointestinal tract happens because blood vessels are exposed and bleeding into the lumen of the G.
Last Updated: August 4, References. This article was co-authored by Dale Prokupek, MD. Prokupek has over 25 years of medical experience and specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the liver, stomach, and colon, including chronic hepatitis C, colon cancer, hemorrhoids, anal condyloma, and digestive diseases related to chronic immune deficiency. There are 19 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.
Blood in your stool may seem alarming, but most of the time there is no reason to worry. Here are some of the causes of blood in stool and when pooping blood could be a medical emergency. Your gastrointestinal GI tract runs from your mouth to your rectum. Any blood in your GI tract will eventually leave your body through your stool bowel movements.