My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Ask Your Question

WebMD Answers

120 Characters remaining
120 Characters remaining
  • First, try and keep your question as short as possible.
  • Include specific words that will help us identify questions that may already have your answer.
  • If you don't find your answer, you can post your question to WebMD Experts and Contributors.

Close

Posted: | Report This Report Question |
Q.

Sx: severe rectal bleeding with blood clots, constipation, cramping in lower ab after eating, occasional upper ab pain.

Related Topics: Blood Clot, Constipation, Rectum, Pain
 

Answers From Experts & Organizations (1)

General Medicine
Nursing
1,282 Answers
20,634 Helpful Votes
235 Followers
A.
Well, this certainly warrants being checked out by a medical professional. I mean, everyone goes through occasional constipation, cramping, and even some bright red blood in the toilet (I'm talking about a hemorrhoid flare-up), but your symptoms sound more severe than usual. Severe rectal bleeding with clots? Yeah, I'd get that checked out.

It's probably not an emergency situation, but I'd put a call in to my primary care provider for an appointment. Meanwhile, it would help your health care provider if you'd keep a log of what you eat, when you eat it, and how your bowels respond. Also record dates and times of bowel movements, consistency, and how much blood you perceive (or number of clots, if you can count them individually). You also might take a picture with your cell phone, so you can show your doctor exactly what's happening with your bowel movements.

I hope you get this resolved soon, and it's nothing more than hemorrhoids!

This answer should not be considered medical advice...down arrowThis answer should not be considered medical advice and should not take the place of a doctor’s visit. Please see the bottom of the page for more information or visit our Terms and Conditions.up arrow

Posted:
| Report This Report Answer

Was this helpful?

YesNo

Thanks for your feedback.

25 of 36 found this helpful