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A 23-year-old male asked:

i went to er for hurting bowel movement stool soft blood in rectum burning doc says anal fissue is this hemorrhoids? should get removed i see doc wed

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Dr. Nina Hall
Specializes in General Surgery
Can't tell online: Sounds like er doctor did good physical examination if they saw fissure. Avoid constipation, (metamucil daily), keep your appointment we'd and see what advice surgeon has for you!

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