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Anal/Rectal Bleeding

Rectal problems are common, and many people experience small amounts of rectal bleeding from time to time. While this blood comes out of the anus it can come from the upper GI tract, lower GI tract or the small intestine. The color of the blood depends on the location of the source, and the brighter the color generally means the source is closer to the anus. James Hakert M.D. has provided a list of some of the causes of rectal bleeding below.
  • Constipation
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Anal Fissure
  • Colon Cancer / Polyps
  • Colitis / Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
Even though rectal bleeding is common, the source or severity of the issue cannot be determined without an examination from a physician. Therefore, Dr. Hakert recommends that his Dallas,TX patients experiencing this symptom have it evaluated by their doctor.




James Hakert, M.D.
8220 Walnut Hill Lane, Suite 214 Dallas, TX 75231
Phone: (214) 368-6707
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