When a portion of your large intestine must be removed permanently or temporarily because of disease or injury, your doctor may recommend ileostomy or colostomy surgery to allow stool to safely leave your body.
Rectal bleeding may appear as blood on toilet paper or as dark or red stool. It is a symptom of many conditions, so we will run tests to discover the origin of the bleeding for diagnosis and treatment.
* If you are experiencing a medical emergency, call 911 immediately.
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