5 Common causes of abdominal pain and bleeding

by Dr. Chi
May 20, 2018

If you’re experiencing abdominal pain with bleeding, it can be a life-threatening problem that needs to be addressed as soon as you realize it.
Serious symptoms to consider:
• Severe abdominal pain
• Pale skin
• Feeling weak all the time
• Faintness and sometimes you may suddenly faint.
• Fatigue
• Rapid pulse
• Dizziness when doing your daily activities

Causes of Abdominal Pain and Bleeding
There are many causes of abdominal pain, but we will be looking at the main one that leads to bleeding – in other words, its referred to as rectal bleeding.
Stomach Ulcers
Stomach ulcers are painful sores that form in the stomach lining. It’s also known as gastric ulcers, and it’s a type of peptic ulcers that affect both the small intestines and the stomach.
How does a stomach ulcer occur? There is a thick mucus layer in your stomach that protects it from digestive juices produced. When that thickness is reduced, that’s when stomach ulcers appear since there is no protection to hinder the digestive acids secreted from eating away stomach lining tissues.
If not treated immediately, stomach ulcers can become severe and lead to a foul-smelling stool, and you may notice blood spots in your stool.

Colon Cancer
Colon is the large intestine. This type of cancer starts from the rectum all the way to the colon, and it’s more common in old people, but it can affect even the young people. It affects people above 50 years.
Some vital signs and symptoms to consider are severe constipation and diarrhea, abdominal bloating, abdominal pain and cramps, narrow-caliber stools, changes in stool color, blood in the stool, passive excessive gas, fatigue and unexplained weakness, yellowing of your eyes and skin, and bleeding from the rectum.
If you see such signs and symptoms, visit your doctor immediately since colon cancer can be fatal.

Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Crohn’s disease and Ulcerative colitis are chronic disorders that cause excessive inflammation in your intestinal walls and lining. Both conditions can lead to rectal bleeding as well as severe abdominal pain.
Ulcerative colitis affects the rectum and the left-side of the colon while the Crohn’s disease affects ant part of the GI (gastrointestinal) tract.
Apart from abdominal pain and rectal bleeding you can experience symptoms such as joint pain, chills, and fever.

Interrupted blood Circulation
A condition referred to as Ischemic Colitis occurs when there is an interruption of blood supply to your colon. It leads to inflammation of the colon.
As a result, you may experience rectal bleeding and severe pain in your abdomen. Mostly, it affects older people over the age of 60 and people with high cholesterol levels as well as those who smoke a lot.
It can be treated with antibiotics or short-term liquid diet.

Diverticular disease
Diverticula disease leads to the formation of bubble-like projection on the wall of your large intestines (colon).
The projections or sometimes called pouches can become inflamed and cause severe infections when bacteria gather in that location. That infection is what is called diverticulitis.
If not treated it can lead to symptoms such as abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea and urinating more often than usual.

The sight of blood in the stool can generate fear, and you can become stressful in just a matter of time. If the bleeding persists, you need to get yourself check out by your doctor.



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