BRBPRBright Red Blood Per Rectum
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It is recommended that patients with a high likelihood of CRC based on physical examination or abdominal imaging undergo consultation within two weeks and a definitive diagnostic workup within four weeks, and that patients who present with symptoms of bright red blood per rectum (BRBPR), documented iron-deficiency anemia, one or more positive fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) or fecal immunochemical test (FIT), chronic constipation or chronic diarrhea, new onset change in bowel habits, or chronic unexplained abdominal pain undergo endoscopic examination within 2 months [3, 4].
The proportion of patients who underwent colonoscopy for BRBPR at the IHF (18.5%) were higher compared to those reported in SAGES 2008 (9.2%) and SAGES 2012 (9.5%) surveys [6,7].