Blood in stool, Change in bowel habit: 11 Possible Causes
Advertisement
Let's see if we can figure out what's causing your symptoms.
Select additional symptoms and we'll narrow your results.

What causes blood in stool and change in bowel habit? 11 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum.

Read more »

2

Colonic (Colorectal) Polyps

Colonic polyps are growths that appear on the surface of the colon. Learn about colonic polyp symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

Read more »

3

Colitis

Colitis is inflammation of the colon. Read about the different types and associated symptoms.

Read more »

4

Constipation

Constipation refers to infrequent bowel movements with hard, dry stools. Poor diet and dehydration are usually to blame, though certain diseases or other medical issues are possible causes.

Read more »

5

Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease. It occurs when the lining of the large intestine (colon or bowel) and the rectum become inflamed.

Read more »

6

Proctitis

Proctitis is a condition in which when the lining tissue of the inner rectum becomes inflamed. The rectum is part of your lower digestive system.

Read more »

7

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a small tear or crack in the lining of the anus. Learn about anal fissure symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

Read more »

8

Diverticulitis

Diverticula are bulging sacs that can appear in the lining of your large intestine. Diverticulitis occurs when these sacs get acutely infected or inflamed.

Read more »

9

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

Colorectal cancer is a cancer that starts in the rectum or colon, located in the lower portion of the digestive system.

Read more »

10

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized b...

Read more »

11

Anal Cancer

Anal cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects the tissues of the anus. Read more on what causes it and how to diagnose it.

Read more »

This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement