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Rectal tears outside of rectum with bleeding and pain like

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Rectal tears outside of rectum with bleeding and pain like sitting on razor blades. No trauma to the area. It's been present for a few months. heals then reoccurs. Very painful and the bleeding increases with each episode.
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  cssharma82 replied 8 years ago.


Greetings and welcome to justanswer,

What is your age/sex?

How long are you having rectal bleeding?

What is the colour and amount of blood?

Did you have any investigation or consulted a doctor yet?

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
44 year old female
Recal bleed for a few weeks on and off
Bright red blood on tissue when wiping and small amount on under garment
Seeing a doctor in a few days
History of malignant melanoma spine area 4 years ago no reoccuring cancer
Expert:  cssharma82 replied 8 years ago.


Thank you for the information,

There are some common causes of such rectal bleeding.The common ones are anal fissures, haemorroids, rectal cancer, anal cancer, colon cancer, colon polyps, etc.

As per the symptoms you have described, the chances of anal fissures should be ruled out first which commonly causes such symptoms and pain just like sitting on a razor.

You should have the relevant investigations done like per rectal examination, sigmoidoscopy, colonoscopy, abdomen sonography, blood counts, ct scan abdomen, etc. to know the associated abnormality after consulting your gastroenterologist or gi surgeon..

The treatment depends on the underlying cause.

Please visit here for more information:

causes of rectal bleeding

Let me know if you have any doubt.

Thank you!