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A 31-year-old female asked:

Had bright red blood on toilet paper after bm with pain. dr said likely hemorrhoids. have had bleeding since extra water and fiber.need sigmoidoscopy?

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Dr. Kevin Taubman
Vascular Surgery 22 years experience
Need exam first.: Blood per rectum may be due to a number of conditions. Although hemorrhoids are very common, you should undergo a thorough history and physical by a physician. This should include both a digital rectal exam and anoscopy. Depending on findings, it is possible that a sigmoidoscopy or ever colonoscopy may be recommended if indicated.

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Last updated May 31, 2017

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