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There is a painful mass in my rectum that I can feel when I have a bowel movement. Is it more likely to be cancer or a hemorrhoid?

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Surgery - Colorectal
2 doctors agree

In brief: Either

In either case it should be evaluated by a qualified physician as soon as possible.

In brief: Either

In either case it should be evaluated by a qualified physician as soon as possible.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: I can't tell

Without an exam, which narrows prospects, but a biopsy seals the deal whenever there is any question.

In brief: I can't tell

Without an exam, which narrows prospects, but a biopsy seals the deal whenever there is any question.
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
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