Rectal Bleeding – Is It Colon Cancer?

Rectal Bleeding

So you probably came across this article quite hesitantly and with a ton of anxiety.

You went to the bathroom, saw blood, nearly fainted, and called in for backup… The all-knowing Google!

First off, you are not alone.

Having blood on your toilet paper, in your toilet, or on/mixed with your stool is actually quite common.

Read on to see what it could potentially be and what to expect from your doctor’s visit.

Why Am I Bleeding After I Have A Bowel Movement

Good question, my friend!

Fortunately, you don’t have to immediately think the worst.

There are a lot of different reasons that you can be passing blood with your poop.

Your doctor will refer to this as rectal bleeding.

So what are the potential culprits of your panic?

  1. Hemorrhoids
  2. Fissures
  3. Abscess/Fistula-in-ano
  4. Proctitis
  5. Diverticulosis
  6. Polyps – Rectal Cancer

While all of these ar