Category - Anal
The bleeding may result in bright red blood in the stool as well as maroon colored or black stool. The bleeding also may be occult (not visible with the human eye). The common causes of rectal bleeding from the colon include anal fissure, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, colon cancer and polyps, colonic polyp removal, angiodysplasias. Common causes of bleeding from the anus include constipation, anal fissures, and hemorrhoids. Rectal bleeding (hematochezia) may occur after a particularly large or hard bowel movement from an anal tear or anal fissure. Less commonly, stool that has an abrasive substance like nuts or undigested whole grains can tear the anal mucosa and cause bright red blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. However, some factors are known to cause, contribute to, or worsen rectal bleeding. Though it may be alarming, light spotting immediately after is possible. But if youre experiencing heavier bleeding, it could be a sign.