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A 21-year-old male asked:

So the laxative i took last night worked like a miracle, however i saw blood. i assume it was stiil hemorrhoids because i felt a lump and it didn't hurt so it couldn't be anal fissures right doc? it's been here since february. is this normal?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Wrong: At your age I would not assume hemorrhoids.The more common issue would be an anal fissure that often arises after a bulky or lumpy stool passes. It may or may not hurt at the time or while healing, They also can heal with a knot like lump during their initial healing phase. Keep your diet so your stools are soft & this should heal over time.

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