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What are the causes of rectal bleeding?

Related Topics: Rectum

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Many diseases and conditions can cause rectal bleeding. Common causes include:

  • anal fissures
  • hemorrhoids
  • cancers and polyps of the rectum and colon
  • diverticulosis
  • abnormal blood vessels (angiodysplasia)
  • ulcerative colitis
  • ulcerative proctitis
  • Crohn's colitis
  • infectious colitis
  • ischemic colitis
  • Meckel's diverticula

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Archived: March 20, 2014

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