What are the Signs & Symptoms?
The colour of blood and consistency of stools varies depending on the location and the cause of bleeding in the gastrointestinal tract. The colour of stool may vary from bright red to maroon to dark red or black. A stool blood test may be required in cases of mild bleeding that is invisible to the naked eye.
Abdominal pain, visible blood clots or bleeding without pain are the typical symptoms associated with rectal bleeding. You may also experience weakness, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath, or blood pressure variations based on the amount of blood loss.
Do not ignore any type of bleeding in the stools. Rectal bleeding can occur due to a mild condition like piles or a more severe condition that may require immediate intensive treatment to control it.