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i have blood in my underwear, is this a sign of colonic polyps?

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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
Could be: There are many reasons for blood in your underwear (you don't say if you are male or female - i'll address only the colorectal causes in this answer, but blood can come from the vagina, bladder, or penis, as well). Bleeding from the anus or rectum can come from anal fissures, hemorrhoids, or irritation, but may be a symptom of polyps or cancer. Get it checked!
Dr. Sidney Vinson
Gastroenterology 27 years experience
Probably not: Blood present in your underwear is generally a sign of anorectal bleeding such as an anal fissure(tear) or hemorrhoids. Any rectal bleeding should be evaluated and you should see your doctor.

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