I have rectal bleeding after a bowel movement. What should I do next?
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Q. What should a patient do in case of rectal bleeding?

Answered by  
Dr. Sugreev Singh
and medically   reviewed by Dr. Anuthanyaa R 


Professional Bio: Dr. Sugreev Singh is a Physician with two years of clinical experience. His field of expertise includes Internal Medicine and General Medicine. He graduated from Vitebsk State Medical University, Bela... 

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This is a premium question & answer published on May 20, 2022 and last reviewed on: Oct 12, 2023
Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have been bleeding from my rectum for about an hour after having a bowel movement. During the first five minutes, there was heavy bleeding. The blood is bright red and not thick. The motion was not painful or anything out of the ordinary for me. About a month ago, I had surgery in which my gall bladder was removed. Should I seek medical attention for rectal bleeding?

Answered by  Dr. Sugreev Singh


Welcome to icliniq.com.

Thank you for writing, and I can understand your concern. Sir, you should go to a nearby clinic and get an instant treatment done because the bleeding is continuous. So you might need intravenous (IV) fluids to replace the blood loss. Otherwise, your blood pressure will fall. So go to a nearby clinic for a complete blood count (CBC) and digital rectal examination. Sometimes an operation is required if the bleeding is heavy. So kindly visit a nearby clinic.

Thank you.

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