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my husband has a lot of blood coming from his rectum when ...

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my husband has a lot of blood coming from his rectum when he is using the bathroom, what could this mean? He is not experiencing any pain, but the amount makes me suspect it might be more than hemroids
Submitted: 10 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  PaulaNP replied 10 years ago.

Dear Sophea,

If it is over 2 tbsp of blood then he needs to go for an exam soon. He may have internal hemorrhoids, a fissure, colitis, a polyp or cancer. The only way to find out is to have a rectal and colon exam. Here is some info for you, and I hope he goes to the doctor for an evaluation:

Thank you for writing JA. Take care, PAula