eHealthMe - What patients like me said? eHealthMe - a cloud computing service for drugs

What patients like me said?

More tools

Review: could High blood pressure cause Rectal bleeding?

Summary: Rectal bleeding could be caused by High blood pressure, especially for people who are male, 60+ old, also have High blood cholesterol, and take Lisinopril.

We study 207,792 people who have High blood pressure from FDA and social media. Among them, 22 have Rectal bleeding. Find out below who they are, other conditions they have and drugs they take.

On Apr, 14, 2014: 207,792 people who have high blood pressure are studied. Among them, 22 (0.01%) have Rectal Bleeding. They amount to 0.22% of all the 9,974 people who have Rectal Bleeding on eHealthMe.

Trend of Rectal bleeding in high blood pressure reports

Gender of people who have high blood pressure and experienced Rectal bleeding * :

Rectal bleeding40.91%59.09%

Age of people who have high blood pressure and experienced Rectal bleeding * :

Rectal bleeding0.00%0.00%4.76%0.00%19.05%9.52%28.57%42.86%

Severity of the symptom * :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Rectal bleeding13.64%68.18%18.18%0.00%

Top co-existing conditions for these people * :

  1. High blood cholesterol (3 people, 13.64%)
  2. Heartburn (2 people, 9.09%)
  3. Vitamin supplementation (1 people, 4.55%)
  4. Bipolar 1 (1 people, 4.55%)
  5. Allergic sinusitis (1 people, 4.55%)
  6. Pain management (1 people, 4.55%)
  7. Arthritis (1 people, 4.55%)
  8. Pain (1 people, 4.55%)
  9. Hypercholesterolaemia (1 people, 4.55%)
  10. Depression - chronic (1 people, 4.55%)

Most common drugs used by these people * :

  1. Lisinopril (5 people, 22.73%)
  2. Simvastatin (3 people, 13.64%)
  3. Omeprazole (3 people, 13.64%)
  4. Micardis (2 people, 9.09%)
  5. Losartan potassium (2 people, 9.09%)
  6. Ibuprofen (2 people, 9.09%)
  7. Hydrochlorothiazide (2 people, 9.09%)
  8. Losartan (2 people, 9.09%)
  9. Atenolol (2 people, 9.09%)
  10. Aspirin (2 people, 9.09%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

How to use the study: print a copy of the study and bring it to your health teams to ensure drug risks and benefits are fully discussed and understood.

Related topic: High blood pressure, Rectal bleeding

You can also:

Advertise here

Common treatments for High Blood Pressure and their efficacy:

Could your drug cause it?

Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Most of these drugs were reported under MedWatch by me. I am sure the hospital in Atlanta was notified about red yeast rice (monascus purpureus)upon admission for rectal bleeding.
    Once you have stevens johnson syndrome you never, never get over it. After 14 radiation treatments, I was burned internally and externally with the same bullous rashes over the entire pelvis.


  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • Using 500 mg per day for approx. 18 months, with bleeding only when infected or taking high doses of NSAIDs. Bleeding became continuous approx. 72 hours after switch to 1,000 mg per day, getting worse over 72 hours thereafter.


  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • Have experienced rectal bleeding under other circumstances, notably with OTC products like flax seed oil, yohimbee, and any one of a number of colon cleanse products. Clearly, I have a sensitive digestive system. Have been examined regularly by GI specialist, had periodic clean colonoscopy results with the side note that I have hemorrhoids, but manageable with diet. Incidents of rectal bleeding reported from Losartan Potassium users alone is under 2/10 of one percent (0.019%), so I suspect my recent switch to Losartan Potassium may just be an aggravating element in an otherwise sensitive colon. Lovaza (or any omega 3 fish oil) is a known blood thinner, so that can only add to the bleeding. Am seeing my GP this week to discuss alternative hypertension treatment.


WARNING: Please DO NOT STOP MEDICATIONS without first consulting a physician since doing so could be hazardous to your health.

DISCLAIMER: All material available on is for informational purposes only, and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment provided by a qualified healthcare provider. All information is observation-only, and has not been supported by scientific studies or clinical trials unless otherwise stated. Different individuals may respond to medication in different ways. Every effort has been made to ensure that all information is accurate, up-to-date, and complete, but no guarantee is made to that effect. The use of the eHealthMe site and its content is at your own risk.

You may report adverse side effects to the FDA at or 1-800-FDA-1088 (1-800-332-1088).

If you use this eHealthMe study on publication, please acknowledge it with a citation: study title, URL, accessed date.

SHARE THIS:       

Related condition

- High blood pressure (177,152 reports)


Related symptom

- Rectal Bleeding


Related drugs

- Lisinopril
- Atenolol
- Amlodipine Besylate
- Metoprolol Tartrate
- Diovan
- Hydrochlorothiazide
- Ramipril
- Norvasc
- Losartan
- Lisinopril And Hydrochlorothiazide
- Bystolic
- Benicar
- Toprol-xl
- Cozaar
- Diovan Hct
- Metoprolol Succinate
- Losartan Potassium
- Enalapril Maleate
- Micardis
- Benicar Hct



Recent user comments

- "symptoms seem to have increased since increasing dose ... " (2 minutes ago)

- "Doctor told me i have low white blood count, wanted t ... " (1 hour ago)

- "My brother was prescribed 190 pecocet 15, after first ... " (3 hours ago)



- Check symptoms
- Check drugs
- Compare drugs
- Ask a question
- Write a review
- Report a side effect


Popular searches

- Spotted Cranesbill
- Distributive Shock
- Digitoxin Overdose
- Daydreaming
- Salep


Drugs: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Conditions: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Side effects: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
Symptoms: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About - Terms of service - Privacy policy - Press - Advertise - Apps - Testimonials - Contact us

© 2014 All rights reserved. Use of this site constitutes acceptance of's terms of service and privacy policy.