The majority of the symptoms and complaints of the anal diseases are anal bleeding. Patients, at first, think that they have haemorrhoid. Although it may partially be a correct diagnosis, there are a lot of diseases that cause anal bleeding. The bleeding may not only be at anal area. This can be the symptom of a very serious problem that may be related with the large bowel or rectum cancer.
Distinctive diagnosis can only be made by a professional. Anal bleeding is a symptom that should never be regretted and an immediate doctor visit is crucial.
What are the causes of anal bleeding?
- Diverticular disease of bowel
- Bowel ploypes
- Bowel cancer
- Rectum cancer
- Anus cancer
- Vascular dysplasia
- Anal Fissure
- Anorectal Fistula
- Infectious Colitis
- Infectious bowel disease
- Ischemic colitis
- Radiation colitis
- Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome
- Bleeding depending on vascular diseases (artheriovenous malformations, etc.)
- Bleeding caused by aspirin, painkillers and blood diluent drugs
- Sexually transmitted anal diseases
- Wen in bowel (lipoma)
- Meckel’s diverticulum bleeding: These are located at the end of the intestine. The rate of these is 1-3% of the community and they can cause bleeding in the intestine.