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Albany, GA
A 23-year-old male asked:

i went to er for bm hurts blood straining burning soft stool doc said there are cuts in rectum veins big is this hemorrhoids? he said its that

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Dr. Cornelius Dooley
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Could be: This could be a hemorrhoidal issue or a rectal fissure; see your md.

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