Rectal bleeding

Patient : This is embarrassing. For approximately 1.5-2 weeks, I have had moderate to sometimes heavy rectal bleeding when I go to the bathroom. I also often have abdominal cramping after I eat. When I'm using the rest room, It often times feels like a steady flow of blood, and sometimes more blood than normal. The color of the blood ranges from red, to a deep red maroon color. I had an upper and lower endoscopy last time that this happened about 5 months ago and nothing was found. Also for some reason everytime I've gotten my blood drawn in the past 2 years since my surgery I've had an elevated white count. The issue stands I work at the local hospital, and I would honestly feel embarrassed to go to the ER with my co-workers complaining about this issue and find out I am over reacting. The question I ask I guess is what should I do. Could this be nothing, or should I truly be worried about this.
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: I had sex on day 5 period , i had iud insertion 5 months back my hubby withdraw his penis out of me during ejaculatio...

Q: Hi doctor, My mother in law used a bar of soap that had remnants of raw ground chicken on it to wash her hands. She ...

Q: My wife had fever a week back ,we just back from a holiday,she was fine the next day,but my daughter she had an earac...

Q: HI I HAVE BEEN TAKING RESPERIDAL 2 MG 17 YEARS AGO . 7 YEARS AGO 4 MG. THE LAST MONTH 3 MG . I HAVE SIDE EFFECTS MUSC...

Q: Can you explain in layman's terms my echo report? I will not be able to see the cardiologist for some time and I'm co...

 


DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews