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i can feel a mass in my rectum

A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Either: In either case it should be evaluated by a qualified physician as soon as possible.
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
I can't tell: Without an exam, which narrows prospects, but a biopsy seals the deal whenever there is any question.
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Dr. Satinder Aggarwal
48 years experience Internal Medicine
Few milimeter or mor: Ct scan can pick rectal mass from few milimeters to a centimeters.Preferably method would be rectal exam with finger/sigmoid/colonoscope.
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Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Depends: It all depends on how the mass involives the rectal wall. If it is srictly intra-luminal arising from the mucosa it may be not be seen well by a ct sc ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Bodell
49 years experience General Surgery
Rarely cancer.: This requires a thorough exam by your family physician. Your details indicate this could be a skin cyst. A hemorrhoid could be present. Sometime a ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Hard to say: It is not clear exactly what you are feeling. I would recommend scheduling a visit with a doctor who can do an exam. You can show them what you are fe ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Fung
Dr. John Fung answered
38 years experience General Surgery
see your doctor: At 24 years of age, this is likely stool impaction rather than a cancer, but if you are unable to defecate and indeed you cannot pass whatever is in y ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Hendricks
37 years experience General Surgery
Physical Exam: This is the most cost effective starting point, other test might be appropriate. But be seen by a gynecologist first.
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Can't tell: Although cancer is a probable problem one cannot tell for sure until a biopsy has been obtained. The ER doctor is not equipped to do the biopsy.
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Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
A thrombosed: (clotted) hemorrhoid is the most likely diagnosis. This is due to blood clotting in one of the small veins surrounding the anal opening (external) or ... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience Anesthesiology
Evaluation: You need evaluation by colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist. Do not self treat.
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