Types of Rectal Bleeding with Crohn’s Disease and IBD

Types of Rectal Bleeding with Crohn’s Disease and IBD
Types of Rectal Bleeding with Crohn's Disease and IBD Rectal bleeding with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is not uncommon, but it is never to be considered normal. Rectal bleeding can be the first sign of serious issues, with different types of bleeding indicative of certain problems with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). When Crohn's or ulcerative colitis patients notice bleeding, it is important to know where the blood came from. As mentioned in previous columns, Crohn's disease can affect a patient from head to toe, internally and externally, and inflammation can lead to an array of symptoms, including rectal bleeding. Rectal bleeding can be defined pretty simply: It's bleeding that comes out of your rectum. Bleeding with IBD, Crohn's disease, or ulcerative colitis usually signifies active disease and inflammation. Now, this bleeding does not necessarily have to come with a bowel movement, and it may not even be visible to the naked eye. Sometimes blood can go unnoticed. Often it can be bright red or dark black, depending on the source. To check for bleeding that is not visible, a fec
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