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A 20-year-old male asked:

When i passed my bowels i wiped blood on the toilet paper. it was bright red blood. i'm 20 yo, should i just treat for anal fissure?

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Dr. Douglas Green
A Verified Doctoranswered
25 years experience
Not necessarily.....: Many possibilities exist. Anal fissures are almost always painful. While at your age painless bleeding is probably due to hemorrhoids. Cancer can also present with painless bleeding but, not commonly (but, still possible) at your age.
Last updated Nov 21, 2013


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