Also known as Bright Red Blood Per Rectum and BRBPR
Rectal bleeding can refer to:Source: Wikipedia
The most common causes of rectal bleeding are rectal disorder, hemorrhoids, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage. Other possible causes, such as noninfectious gastroenteritis, are more rare.
Within all the people who go to their doctor with rectal bleeding, 53% report having sharp abdominal pain, 41% report having pain of the anus, and 35% report having constipation.
Patients with rectal bleeding often receive hematologic tests, complete blood count, kidney function tests, electrolytes panel, intravenous fluid replacement, glucose measurement, sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy and rectal examination .
The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with rectal bleeding include docusate (colace), midazolam (versed), psyllium, pramoxine topical, hydrocortisone-pramoxine topical, diatrizoate, mesalamine (asacol), methylcellulose (citrucel), sulfasalazine, glycerin (fleet), thiopental (pentothal), flumazenil and abacavir / lamivudine / zidovudine .