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A 21-year-old female asked:

I recently had bright red bleeding from anus. i found two lumps in my rectum. i went to a gyno she couldn't feel them. should i go to a gi?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
Definitely,,,: Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may indicate hemorrhoids, anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or bleeding source further upstream.The bumps may be a separate issue. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated.
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Dr. Susan Albow
Integrative Medicine 23 years experience
Yes: A common reason for bright red blood would be hemorrhoids. Perhaps the gyn could not appreciate any externally, but you could have internal hemorrhoids which can be diagnosed through a GI doctor.
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Last updated May 14, 2015

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