Anal Bleeding

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?

  • Haemorrhoid
  • 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
  • Proctitis
  • 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.