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Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Colon Cancer or Hemmoroids
During sex a few days ago, I inserted a finger into my husbands anus (this is the first time I had ever done that to him). I felt something that felt like a hard growth of some sort. About six months back, he had some blood during a bowel movement. He is too embarrassed to go to the doctor. He is a 36 year old male with no family history of colon cancer. Does this sound more like hemmoroids or like a polyp?
I am not able to say what it is, but it should be investigated. Tell him no one has ever died of embarrassment, but too many Americans die of colorectal cancer.
Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati