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A 16-year-old female asked:

every time i have a poo on the tissue blood have been there, i felt and there is a small bump, it's quite sore. this has gone on for about 2 weeks now. is it piles or something serious..?

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Dr. Mark Dickson
General Surgery 23 years experience
Likely not cancer: When someone asks if something is serious, they frequently mean "Is it cancer?' In a 16 yr old, it's likely not cancer, but rather either an anal fissure or a hemorrhoid. Fissures typically occur after constipation or trauma, and if treatment with stool softeners doesn't help after a month, surgery is often required. Hemorrhoids (piles) may or may not need surgery. You need an exam by a doctor

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Last updated Oct 7, 2015

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