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Is Bleeding from Back Passage Hemorrhoids?

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Bleeding from back passage can be caused by serious diseases such as cancers of the gastrointestinal tract. The less serious and most common cause is hemorrhoids, which can and should be treated appropriately. Blood is a scary sight for most of us. Thus seeing blood when we pass stool could scare the hell out of us. But what exactly does bleeding from back passage mean? Bleeding from the anus can both be trivial, or at least minor, and serious. More serious causes include cancer of the rectum or lower colon, polyps, and inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract especially the colon and/or rectum. More commonly, however, bleeding from the anus is caused by hemorrhoids. It is thus important to determine the cause of the bleeding as this will ascertain the treatment approach to stop the bleeding and cure the underlying disease. Preliminarily though, the presentation may give hints on the possible cause. For example, it is generally the case that dark red, slimy blood mixed with the stool suggests more serious diseases while bright red bleeding and pain when passing stool is caused by a non-serious condition such as anal fissures or hemorrhoids.

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									Is Bleeding from Back Passage
Hemorrhoids?

Bleeding from back passage can be caused by serious diseases such as cancers of
the gastrointestinal tract. The less serious and most common cause is
hemorrhoids, which can and should be treated appropriately.

Blood is a scary sight for most of us. Thus seeing blood when we pass stool could
scare the hell out of us. But what exactly does bleeding from back passage mean?

Bleeding from the anus can both be trivial, or at least minor, and serious. More
serious causes include cancer of the rectum or lower colon, polyps, and
inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract especially the colon and/or rectum.
More commonly, however, bleeding from the anus is caused by hemorrhoids.

It is thus important to determine the cause of the bleeding as this will ascertain
the treatment approach to stop the bleeding and cure the underlying disease.
Preliminarily though, the presentation may give hints on the possible cause. For
example, it is generally the case that dark red, slimy blood mixed with the stool
suggests more serious diseases while bright red bleeding and pain when passing
stool is caused by a non-serious condition such as anal fissures or hemorrhoids.

Hemorrhoids are more typically associated to low-fiber, high-fat diet and the
resulting straining, especially on constipation. Other probable risk factors
include history of prolonged sitting or heavy lifting, obesity, rectal surgery,
pregnancy and episiotomy after delivery. Since hemorrhoids are normally present
in every person, the said conditions may have caused them to enlarge and thus
cause the usual symptoms of anal itching, pain and rectal bleeding.

Softening the stool would be first priority in managing hemorrhoids thus a high
fiber diet is a mainstay in this part of the remedy. However, this may not be
enough for advanced hemorrhoids and stool softening medications may be
indicated. The pain is potentially bothersome too so analgesics may also be an
option.
Bear in mind, though, that this management may not be enough to eliminate the
hemorrhoids. While hemorrhoids are considered a less serious cause of bleeding
from back passage, it could take a more serious turn if left unmanaged. Some
hemorrhoids can even be fatal if not considered earnestly.

Hemorrhoids are mainly composed of blood vessels, veins in particular. If they get
overly enlarged and stretched, they may rupture causing massive bleeding. This in
turn causes hypotension and is an emergency event.

In another complication, if the hemorrhoids are strangulated, the blood supply
will be cut off. This could lead to gangrene or the death of the affected tissues.
This is a cause of potentially excruciating pain and may further lead to infection
that shall make matters worse.

In summary, bleeding from back passage must be taken seriously, albeit with
calm. If the bleeding is massive, you should immediately go to the emergency
department. If it is minimal, you should proceed to a medical consultation at the
soonest possible time.

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