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.
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.
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.
Trusted information on rectal diseases and problems, plus links to trusted resources.
It can be distressing if problems with normal anal function occur. Good anal hygiene, along with improving your diet may help reduce risk of pain and discomfort. Learn more about anal care here.
A rectocoele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.
Itchy anus (pruritus ani)
An itchy anus, also called pruritus ani is a common complaint. The itch, in or around the anus, can be extremely intense and persistent, causing a constant urge to scratch. Read about causes, things you can do and when to see a doctor.
Bowel cancer symptoms
Bowel cancer can develop with few, if any, early warning symptoms. Find out what the symptoms for bowel cancer are.
Complications of haemorrhoids
In most cases haemorrhoids are mild and do not cause any serious problems to develop. Find out more about complications of haemorrhoids.