Hemorrhoids, anal fissures, diverticulosis and colon polyps are the most common causes of blood in the stool, as confirmed by MedicineNet. Blood in the stool ranges in color from bright red to black. More »

Blood in the stool is primarily caused by bleeding somewhere along the gastrointestinal tract, states WebMD. This internal hemorrhaging can be attributed to several disorders and diseases, including hemorrhoids, divertic... More »

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Symptoms that indicate blood in the stool are finding blood in the stool itself or on toilet paper or passing stool that is tarry and black, explains WebMD. Other signs and symptoms are pain in the abdomen, diarrhea, vom... More »

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Hemorrhoids, anal fissures, proctalgia fugax and levator ani syndrome are all primary causes of sharp rectal pain. Other conditions that cause sharp rectal pain are cancer, infection, inflammatory bowel disease and forei... More »

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Most anal fissures can be treated at home by avoiding constipation, taking laxatives or stool softeners, using sitz baths, and using over-the-counter hemorrhoid creams, states WebMD. Patients may use baby wipes instead o... More »

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Causes of rectal bleeding include hemorrhoids, inflammatory bowel disease, anal fissures, and anal or colon cancer, states Healthline. Crohn's disease, chronic constipation, radiation therapy and diarrhea can also cause ... More »

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Internal hemorrhoids, anal fissures, rectal and colon cancer, peptic ulcers, and gastrointestinal infections are some causes of rectal bleeding in women. Rectal bleeding occurs when blood vessels found under the lining o... More »

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