Rectal bleeding can be caused by many conditions including something very minor. But it is always a good idea to it checked for your own peace of mind.
Blood on toilet paper or that tints the water in the toilet may be a result of haemorrhoids (piles) or a small cut or tear in your anal opening (anal fissure). Other causes may include:
- Anal fistula
- Duodenal Ulcer
- Inflammatory bowel disease
- Viral or bacterial infection
Rectal bleeding can also be a symptom of bowel cancer. If you have any concerns about changes in your bowel habits or rectal bleeding see your GP in the first instance.