Anal and Rectal Bleeding

At the Center for Colon & Rectal Health, we understand that many health issues in this anatomical area are complex and often embarrassing. CCRH provides compassionate care in identifying and offering treatments for many disorders, including anal and rectal bleeding. Experiencing anal and rectal bleeding lasting more than a day or two is never normal.  Simply assuming anal or rectal bleeding is due to hemorrhoids can be a big mistake and delay the diagnosis of more serious conditions.

Request an immediate appointment with the dedicated physicians at the Center for Colon & Rectal Health if there is continuous or heavy bleeding or bleeding accompanied by severe abdominal pain, cramping or both.  There may be any number of causes of anal or rectal bleeding. Keep a list of any questions you may have, along with the dates, times and the frequency of your bleeding. This list will assist the compassionate physicians at the Center for Colon & Rectal Health in understanding your symptoms and your health condition. When you bring your list to your appointment, your CCRH physician will listen to you and answer any questions, giving you all the time you need to understand what your health problem is and how we will provide caring recommendations and treatments towards improving your health.

Rectal bleeding may occur for many reasons. Common causes are hemorrhoids, anal fissures, an abscess or fistula, chronic constipation, pruritis ani, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, or other worrisome health conditions requiring further attention and/or additional imaging testing. Be assured, at CCRH, our goal is to provide exceptional care without discomfort or embarrassment.

Your physician at CCRH may recommend tests, such as a colonoscopy, to rule out the possibility of cancer that may be contributing to the bleeding. If a colonoscopy is indicated, we will get you scheduled expediently at The Endoscopy Center at St. Mary, where the CCRH surgeons are on staff.  The Endoscopy Center at St. Mary adheres to the highest standards of medical care, providing the most comforting processes with the most sophisticated technology to diagnose and treat all conditions related to the colon, rectum, and anus. Please read about Colonoscopy on the Treatments & Procedures link of this website to learn more.

The caring and experienced CCRH medical staff is available to answer any questions and provide medical assistance should your symptoms and specific medical condition require additional attention.

At CCRH, our objective is to determine the cause of bleeding and implement the highest standard of care and state-of-the-art techniques to develop an individualized plan specific to your condition, and determine a path towards your good health.

More Information

Our goal is to provide you with a safe and comfortable environment. Every patient is different. We strive to offer you the most accurate and effective treatment options.

Please contact Bucks County’s premier colorectal group to schedule an appointment and to learn more.

St. Mary Medical Center
St. Clare Medical Bldg. Suite 130
1203 Langhorne-Newtown Road
Langhorne, PA 19047