REMEDY : BNSSG referral pathways

Rectal Bleeding

Checked: 20-12-2017 by Rob.Adams Next Review: 20-12-2018

Principles of Management

There is a good summary on rectal bleeding in adults in patient.co.uk

 

 

Referral

Please see endoscopy section for advice on referral for lower GI scope.

Red Flags

Red flags for patients with rectal bleeding include:

Rectal or abdominal mass.

Patients aged under 50 with rectal bleeding and any of the following: abdominal pain, change in bowel habit, weight loss, iron deficiency anaemia.

Any patient aged 50 and over with unexplained rectal bleeding.

See lower GI 2WW guidelines for further information.