• question-icon

    What can cause persistent rectal bleeding after removing a tubular adenoma?

Posted on Fri, 28 Jun 2019 in General Health
Question: Hello,
My name is XXXX I’m 37 years old.
10 days ago I had a colonoscopy.
It was done following slight persistent rectal bleeding. Tubular adenoma measuring 0.8 cm was removed. It was pedunculate and Dr says it was completely removed. The biopsy confirmed it was tubular adenoma with no dysplasia. Other than that everything was normal.
Now, 10 days after there’s still slight rectal bleeding.
I don’t have hemorrhoids as they were treated with injections.
The blood is very bright red and mixed with mucus. The bleeding is very slight. Why is there still bleeding?
How should I follow up.

Best regards,
Answered by Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Possible friction at healing site.

Detailed Answer:


* Slight bleeding post procedure of adenoma removal seems to be from erosion at healing site.
* Guidelines at present to manage

- Consume more liquids.
- Manage to have soft diet consumption with avoidance of oily, spicy, non-veg kinds of stuff.
- Discuss the need for bulk-forming laxative with your doctor as psyllium husk or others in case of hard stool.
- Do not panic at present, the current issue will be resolved within some time with internal healing.
- Keep watch on regular bleeding, in case of more blood, contact ER.

Hope I have answered your query.

Wish you fine recovery.

Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel, General Surgeon
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
Answered by
Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel

General Surgeon

Practicing since :1999

Answered : 15546 Questions


The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on

Get personalised answers from verified doctor in minutes across 80+ specialties

169 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM Blog Questions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction
Questions Answered By Dr. Bhagyesh V. Patel
  • Q - What causes pain and pressure in the rectum?

  • Q - What causes constant urge to urinate?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for IBS

  • Q - Suggest treatment for fever, headaches and shortness of breath

  • Q - Suggest treatment for left sided abdominal pain

  • Q - What causes burning sensation in the penis?

  • Q - What causes burning sensation in the throat?

  • Q - What causes urinary hesitancy in public toilets?

  • Q - What causes numbness in both hands?

  • Q - Suggest treatment for loose stools