Re: Can a stomach ulcer cause rectal bleeding?
First of all anytime you have rectal bleeding it need to be followed up with by a GI Doctor. Blood from the stomach would turn your stool to black tarry or maybe sticky. Severe cases of bleeding from the stomach can cause bright red bleeding but you would certanly be aware of that, these are usually Intensive care patients. Most of the time bright red blood is from the end of your colon or rectum, usually hemorrhoids or a fissure (tear), or maybe even a polyp. You also can have bleeding in your stool with Ulcerative Colitis or Crohns disease these are autoimmune diseases.
Are you seeing blood in the water, on the tissue, or mixed in the bowel movement itself?
Stomach polyps and colon polyps usually are not related. You can not tell if you have and ulcer by pressing on the stomach and asking questions. The only way would be to have an EGD or endoscopy, which you said you had and showed signs of reflux. Do you take any medication to decrease the acid in your stomach like nexxium, prilosec....etc?
Sounds like your Doctor is recommending the right thing, stool sample and colonoscopy. Please get this checked out by a colonoscopy the prep is the worst part. you will get the same sedation if not more as you did for your endoscopy.
Last edited by moderator2; 04-20-2011 at 12:49 PM.