Blood in stool or poo and Pain when passing stools

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

Information written and reviewed by Certified Doctors.

Conditions

Anal Cancer

Anal cancer, or cancer of the anus, is a rare type of cancer that is slightly more common in women than men.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing stools
  • Anal lump
  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Itchy anus

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Anal Cancer.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Anal fistula

An anal fistula is a small channel that develops between the end of the bowel, known as the anal canal or back passage, and the skin near the anus.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing stools
  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Itchy anus
  • Constipation
  • Loss of bowel control

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Anal fistula.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Anal ulcer or blister

An anal fissure is a tear or ulcer (open sore) that develops in the lining of the anal canal.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing stools
  • Anal ulcer or blister
  • Blood in stool or poo

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Anal ulcer or blister.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Piles

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Itchy anus
  • Pain when passing stools
  • Anal lump
  • Constipation

Our Health A-Z contains more information on Piles.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.