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Cambridge, Massachusetts
A 25-year-old male asked:

Bright red blood covering stool/on toilet paper. notice tear/cut near anus. stings when wiping. fissure? cancer?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Fissure: Clinical lesions of the anal canal or perianal area present as an ulcerating lesion. While it is true that as stoll passes such lesions blood may be seen but excess blood usually from a benign source. When a cut or tear is seen near the anal canal blood is alsway present and lesion is noted a an anal fissure/ Conslervative management with warm sitz baths will allow complete healing.
Last updated Dec 2, 2020

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