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Rectal Blood

August 18th, 2017

Blood on the Glove

  • Look For

  • Bright red blood on the glove of the examining finger after digital rectal examination.
  • Causes of Rectal Blood

  • Perianal

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal tumour - squamous cell carcinoma, basal cell carcinoma, Paget's disease
  • Fistula in ano
  • Fissure in ano
  • Colorectal

  • Colorectal cancer
  • Colorectal polyp
  • Colitis - IBD, infection, diverticulitis
  • Radiation proctitis / colitis
  • Angiodysplasia
  • Trauma
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