Our Symptom checker provides clinical advice on what to do next based on your symptoms.
Rectal bleeding that does not occur at the same time as a bowel movement should be investigated by a health professional. Learn more about rectal bleeding here.
Rectal bleeding treatments
Rectal bleeding is a symptom of haemorrhoids (piles) and anal fissures. Lifestyle changes can soothe the condition, however you should see your doctor for further advice.
Blood in stool
Blood in your stool can indicate a more serious problem. If you see blood after a bowel movement, make sure you get it checked out. Find out more here.
Haemorrhoids vary in their severity from person to person. Many people experience no symptoms or very mild symptoms that disappear after a couple of days. Find out about symptoms of haemorrhoids.
Injuries to the anal region can be the result of changes in bowel function or sexual activity. Learn when to seek urgent medical attention and how to relieve any pain.
Bowel cancer symptoms
Bowel cancer can develop with few, if any, early warning symptoms. Find out what the symptoms for bowel cancer are.