Anal Bleeding specialist for treating Anal Bleeding
Anal bleeding is a serious symptom that should not be ignored. Our experienced gastroenterologists are here to help you get the answers and treatment you need.
If you’re experiencing anal bleeding, it’s important to get help as soon as possible. At TriboroughGI, our team of expert gastroenterologists uses the latest diagnostic tools and techniques to identify the cause of your bleeding and develop a personalized treatment plan that works for you.
We understand how scary and uncomfortable this symptom can be, and we’re here to provide compassionate care and support every step of the way.
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Benefits of our treatments
- Accurate and timely diagnosis of your anal bleeding symptoms
- A personalized treatment plan designed specifically for you
- Compassionate care and support from experienced gastroenterologists
- State-of-the-art diagnostic tools and techniques to ensure the best possible outcome
- Comprehensive follow-up care to ensure your ongoing health and well-being
Our Anal Bleeding Specialists
Our team of experienced anal Bleeding Specialists at TriboroughGI is dedicated to providing top-quality care and support to patients experiencing Blood in Stool. With years of experience and a commitment to staying up-to-date on the latest research and techniques, we’re here to help you get the answers and treatment you need.
Dmitriy O. Khodorskiy, M.D is board-certified in Gastroenterology, Obesity Medicine and Internal Medicine. Dr. Khodorskiy is a published author and book writer, he is actively involved in clinical research, published in peer-reviewed journals, and presented at both national and international meetings.
Sean Burnett is a dedicated Physician Assistant with an extensive 20-year tenure in the healthcare field as a PA-C. For over 14 years, Sean has been a pivotal member of the gastroenterology team at Arya Gastroenterology, now recognized as Triborough GI Gastroenterology.
Where are we located?
We have multiple locations across the city to make it convenient for you to access our expert care. Visit the following links for more information about our locations:
Important information about Anal Bleeding
Quick video in which we talk a little bit about this disease:
What causes visible blood in stool?
Blood in your stool can come from any part of your gastrointestinal (GI) tract and occur for many reasons, some of which aren’t serious. When the blood in your stool is bright red, the condition is called hematochezia.
However, blood in stool isn’t always red. Blood breaks down and darkens as it travels through your gastrointestinal (GI) tract. When that happens, your stool turns black, tarry, and foul-smelling, a condition called melena. Even though it’s still visible, it doesn’t resemble blood.
Red blood in your stool may come from diarrhea and constipation, as well as problems such as:
- An anal tear
- Ulcerative colitis
- Crohn’s disease
- Colon cancer
- Anal cancer
- Rectal ulcer or prolapse
- Colon Polyps
- Carcinoid tumors
Black-colored stool often indicates bleeding from the upper GI tract, such as a peptic ulcer, a Helicobacter pylori infection, or tumors in your stomach or small intestine.
What causes occult blood in stool?
Occult blood refers to hidden blood. When there’s minimal bleeding in your GI tract, or when the condition is bleeding slowly, you’ll have such a small amount of blood in your stool that you won’t be able to see it. Although your stool appears normal, an occult lab test can detect microscopic signs of blood.
The presence of occult blood may be a sign of colon cancer or other problems, such as polyps, ulcers, and even hemorrhoids.
How is blood in the stool treated?
There are two ways to discover blood in your stool: You can see the red or black changes, or your doctor at Triborough GI can order an occult blood test to screen for colon cancer or to diagnose other GI symptoms.
Once blood is found, your doctor thoroughly reviews your medical history and symptoms and performs a physical exam as well as a digital rectal exam. Depending on the results of your exam, your doctor may recommend additional testing.
You may need a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to examine the interior of your rectum and large intestine. If bleeding is suspected in your esophagus, stomach, or small intestine, you may need to have an upper GI endoscopy. Once the underlying problem is diagnosed, you’ll begin treatment to target that condition.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
No, anal bleeding is not always a sign of a serious medical condition, but it should be evaluated by a healthcare professional to determine the cause.
Potential complications of untreated anal bleeding include anemia, infection, and worsening of the underlying condition causing the bleeding.
The cause of anal bleeding can be diagnosed through a physical exam, medical history, and tests such as a colonoscopy or stool sample analysis.
Treatment options for anal bleeding depend on the underlying cause and may include medication, lifestyle changes, or surgery.
Preventative measures for future episodes of anal bleeding may include maintaining a healthy diet and lifestyle, avoiding constipation, and seeking prompt medical attention for any rectal symptoms.
Triborough GI has the top NYC gastroenterologists in Brooklyn, Staten Island, and the Bronx. Our doctors provide only the most specialized and extensive care. Our motto is that the patient’s care comes first! Top-rated and highly reputable in NYC, our GI doctors will examine, diagnose and treat your anal bleeding.
Schedule an appointment at (718) 795-2734 today with one of our Triborough GI doctors at either our Brooklyn, Staten Island, or Bronx locations to treat your anal bleeding