What Causes Red Discharge With Diarrhea From The Rectum?
different possible causes
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This is likely blood. Blood can sometimes be associated diarrhea especially if there is a bacterial infection though can occur otherwise as well.
Other causes of rectal bleeding besides infection are--(1) diverticulitis which is infection/inflammation of the diverticula (out pockets in the colon)
(2)side effect of medication- the use of medications to stop clotting can sometimes cause excess bleeding eg aspirin, warfarin
(3)mass- can be benign or malignant , in the colon
(4) inflammatory bowel disease- crohns disease, ulcerative colitis
It would be best to be seen by your doctor. This should entail an abdominal examination, pr examination. A stool sample may need to be sent to a lab.
If you did not have a recent colonoscopy (within the last 5 years), then one may be suggested based on examination findings
Specific treatment would depend on the cause but general treatment consists of--(1) holding off solid food till there is a 4 hour window with no symptoms. Restart with small amounts of dry foods
(2)using fluid and electrolytes to replace what was loss- eg oral rehydration packets or dilute sport drinks
(3)probiotics would help if an infection is present
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions