Rectal Bleeding: Don't Ignore It - See a Colorectal Surgeon for Evaluation
Rectal bleeding can be a concerning symptom that should never be ignored. While it is common to experience rectal bleeding due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures, it is important to seek evaluation from a qualified colorectal surgeon to rule out more serious underlying conditions, such as colon cancer.
Hemorrhoids and anal fissures are the most common causes of rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids are swollen veins in the rectum and anus, while anal fissures are tears in the lining of the anus. Both conditions can be painful and cause rectal bleeding during bowel movements. However, if rectal bleeding persists or worsens, it is crucial to consult a colorectal surgeon for further evaluation.
Colon cancer is another potential cause of rectal bleeding, and early detection is key to successful treatment. Symptoms of colon cancer may not appear until the disease has progressed, making routine screenings and consultations with a colorectal surgeon important for early detection and treatment.
At our practice, our team of experienced colorectal surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating rectal bleeding. We understand that this symptom can be frightening and cause anxiety, and we strive to provide compassionate care and support to our patients throughout the evaluation and treatment process.
Don't ignore rectal bleeding. Contact our practice to schedule an appointment with a colorectal surgeon and take the first step in ensuring your rectal health and overall well-being.