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What causes constipation and rectal bleeding? 8 possible conditions

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

1

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.

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2

Hemorrhoids

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

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3

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer

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

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4

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...

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5

Diverticulitis

Diverticulitis occurs when the bulging sacs that appear in the lining of your large intestine, or colon, get acutely infected, or inflamed. Symptoms include sudden abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, an...

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6

Colonic (Colorectal) Polyps

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

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7

Proctitis

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

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8

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.

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