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A 21-year-old male asked:

ocasional bleeding rectum it drips after toilet.doctor said warts/dermatologist skin tag and surgeon did nothing.i think its internal piles what to do?

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Dr. Ross Blagg
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
See another doc: The most common causes are hemorrhoids or an anal fissure. If there is extreme pain with bowel movements (like sharp glass cutting you) it's likely a fissure. If not, it's more likely hemorrhoids. You are young, so a rectal/colon cancer is less likely, but you need to have an exam to definitively determine this. Start with your family doctor. If no answers, ask for a referral to colorectal.

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