A 30-year-old male asked:
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rectal bleeding, dre found no evidence of piles but stool was dark. 30 y/o. need colonoscopy. cancer?????

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Dr. Lynn Greenhouse
28 years experience Internal Medicine
Likely not: There are many reasons for rectal bleeding, including internal hemorrhoid, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, among others. Colon cancer is certainly a reason, but at your age, unless you have a huge family history of colon cancer, it is way down on the list. You should get a colonoscopy for sure, but don't go into it with the worst case assumption
Answered on Jul 24, 2019

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Tell doctor: Tell your doctor of your concern prior to colonoscopy so that s/he may examine your anal canal before the procedure. Wish you good health!

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