A 41-year-old male asked:
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can a colonoscopy detect anal cancer?

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Dr. Albert Melaragno
44 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: If you are concerned or have symptoms such as blood in your bowl movements of rectal pain consult your doctor
Answered on Jun 7, 2019
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Do not need: colonoscopy. Anal cancer can be detected by digital (finger) examination and a proctoscope.
Answered on Apr 3, 2019
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See your doctor: You do not need colonoscopy, but need to consult your doctor. This is not an issue for self diagnosis.
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Unclear.: from just that description, it is impossible to know exactly what he was seeing. If he did any biopsies, then you would need to wait for the results o ... Read More
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