Are there different types of rectal bleeding?
Bright red blood usually means you are bleeding from somewhere close to your anus, such as from your rectum or anus itself. Darker, stickier blood means you are bleeding from higher up in your digestive tract such as in the stomach or small intestine - this needs medical investigation straight away.
Author: Karen McCloskey
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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