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A 56-year-old male asked:

red blood on toilet paper when wiping during the period 2 months. what care should i follow up for 56 yrs old male, chinese, healthy.eat lot of fruit.

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Dr. John cuong Doan
Family Medicine 18 years experience
You will need to: get a colonoscopy to rule out colon cancer. In this age group it is one of the most common signs of cancer. Other things that can cause rectal bleeding include hemorrhoids (most common), rectal fissures, and other intestinal hemorrhage/ulcers. Please see your healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap.
Dr. Jocelyn Tan
Medical Oncology 31 years experience
Rectal bleeding : Men aged 50 and over should get checked with a colonoscopy . See a doctor if you haven't yet had one. If you see blood don't assume it is from hemorrhoids.

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