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Rectal Blood


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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