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Symptoms: minor rectal bleeding (presumably at anus, red blood), painful defection (pain in rectum/anus area), feces of extremely huge size. Pain during prolong sitting. If sigmoidoscopy is required?

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In brief: Depends

If the doctor is unable to identify the issue or cause of the problem with an external examination of the anal area, then a sigmoidoscopy may be indicated.
Ask your doctor why it is indicated for you, if that is their recommendation.

In brief: Depends

If the doctor is unable to identify the issue or cause of the problem with an external examination of the anal area, then a sigmoidoscopy may be indicated.
Ask your doctor why it is indicated for you, if that is their recommendation.
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Dr. Errol Ozdalga
Internal Medicine - Hospital-based practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Prob not

Given age and symptoms, sounds like hemorrhoids which is diagnosed by external examination of anus or anosopy.
Given the pain, you prob have external (versus internal) hemorrhoids. Eat more fiber (you should never strain with defecation). If bleeding severe or persists, see our doctor.

In brief: Prob not

Given age and symptoms, sounds like hemorrhoids which is diagnosed by external examination of anus or anosopy.
Given the pain, you prob have external (versus internal) hemorrhoids. Eat more fiber (you should never strain with defecation). If bleeding severe or persists, see our doctor.
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