Abdominal Pain And Rectal Bleeding

Abdominal pain and rectal bleeding are two distinct medical symptoms that can occur independently or together, indicating various underlying health conditions. Abdominal pain refers to discomfort, ache, or cramping that occurs in the area between the chest and pelvis, commonly known as the abdomen. The pain can range from mild to severe and may occur suddenly or gradually. It can be caused by various factors, including:

  • Gastrointestinal issues
  • Gallbladder problems Appendicitis (inflammation of the appendix)
  • Kidney stones or kidney infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Reproductive organ problems
  • Gynaecological issues
  • Pancreatitis
  • Hernia and many more

Rectal bleeding refers to the passage of blood through the anus and can appear as bright red blood in the stool or on toilet paper. The bleeding might be minor and self-limiting, or it could be a sign of a more serious underlying condition. Causes of rectal bleeding can include:

  • Haemorrhoids
  • Anal fissures
  • Inflammatory bowel diseases
  • Diverticular disease
  • Colorectal polyps or cancer
  • Anal or rectal infections and many more

If you or someone you know experiences abdominal pain and/or rectal bleeding, it's essential to seek medical attention promptly. A healthcare professional can perform a thorough evaluation, conduct appropriate tests, and provide a proper diagnosis and treatment plan based on the underlying cause. Ignoring these symptoms can lead to serious complications, so timely medical intervention is crucial.

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Abdominal Pain And Rectal Bleeding Treatments & Surgery

How Devasya Hospital Provides Best Treatment And About Their Gi Scopy ?

Devasya Hospital is renowned for providing comprehensive and cutting-edge medical care, including gastroenterological services. Our team of experienced gastroenterologists and surgeons specialise in diagnosing and treating abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, and a range of gastrointestinal disorders.

One vital diagnostic procedure offered by Devasya Hospital is GI scopy, also known as endoscopy. It is a minimally invasive technique that allows the visualisation of the gastrointestinal tract. With advanced equipment and expertise, Devasya Hospital performs upper GI endoscopy and colonoscopy to evaluate and diagnose conditions contributing to abdominal pain and rectal bleeding.


The causes of abdominal pain and rectal bleeding can vary, but potential factors may include gastrointestinal issues such as haemorrhoids, anal fissures, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), colorectal polyps, or even colorectal cancer.

To diagnose rectal bleeding, various tests may be performed, including a physical examination, digital rectal examination (DRE), colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy, faecal occult blood test (FOBT), imaging studies (such as CT scan or MRI), or biopsy if necessary.

Symptoms of rectal bleeding may include the presence of blood in the stool, blood on toilet tissue or in the toilet bowl, abdominal pain or discomfort, changes in bowel habits, fatigue, or unexplained weight loss.

Early signs of rectal bleeding can include noticing blood on toilet tissue after wiping, seeing blood in the toilet bowl, or experiencing bright red blood in the stool.

Complications that can arise from rectal bleeding may include anaemia due to chronic blood loss, severe pain or discomfort, infection, or, in rare cases, life-threatening bleeding that requires immediate medical attention.

Some preventive measures for rectal bleeding include maintaining a high-fibre diet, drinking plenty of fluids, avoiding straining during bowel movements, practising good hygiene, and seeking prompt medical attention if any concerning symptoms arise. Regular screenings, such as colonoscopies, can also help detect and prevent certain conditions associated with rectal bleeding.

Abdominal pain and rectal bleeding can be distressing symptoms, warranting immediate medical attention. For an accurate diagnosis, it is essential to consult a professional. Devasya Hospital stands out as a leading institution in providing exceptional care for gastrointestinal disorders. Their expertise, state-of-the-art facilities, and advanced diagnostic procedures such as GI scopy ensure that patients receive the best possible care. If you or your loved ones are experiencing abdominal pain or rectal bleeding, don't hesitate to seek medical advice and consider the specialised services offered by Devasya Hospital for a comprehensive evaluation and personalised treatment approach.

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