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A 33-year-old male asked:

Quite a bit of fresh blood on surface of stool a couple times after going to the bathroom i have a dr appt set but have to wait.i think i have hemorrhoids but no pain. what tests will my dr order or do? should i worry about cancer at 32?

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Dr. Hiep Le
Dr. Hiep Leanswered
Nephrology and Dialysis 43 years experience
Internal hemorrhoid does not cause pain, only painless fresh blood around the stool which you probably have. Your doctor can make the diagnosis with a rectal exam and a direct exam with anoscopy will be more accurate. Anorectal cancer can still occur at your age but not that common but a thorough exam can rule it out.
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