Is a bleeding rectum a sign of food intolerance?

Food intolerance is a term for when your body has a tougher time digesting certain foods than others. Some reactions may be mild, while others may be very intense. Whether a food intolerance presents itself as a risk to a patient is for a gastrointestinal specialist to confirm. Some general symptoms of food intolerance include bloating, stomach cramping, nausea, constipation and diarrhea. 

Can a bleeding rectum be a sign of an intolerance to a certain food?

A bleeding rectum is a symptom of an underlying issue with the gastrointestinal system. It can certainly indicate food intolerance in some cases, but this may not be applicable in every case. Some instances of bleeding can be due to more serious conditions like colorectal cancer, where there may be blood present in the stool. However, these are extreme cases, and many instances of bleeding may not have to do with cancer. A bleeding rectum is often caused by an anal fissure, which is a tear in the anus from abnormally large or hard stools. Large and hard stools are often associated with constipation, which can be another symptom of food intolerance. When your body can not appropriately break down and process a certain food, you may be prone to constipation, which can lead to a fissure and, subsequently, blood coming from the bottom.

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