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Colon Cancer

Lump found

02/21/2008

Question:

I have recently found a small pea size lump just on the inside of my rectum and it is about half an inch inside. I am only 21 and have no idea what it is and I am too embarrassed to go and see my doctor. What do you think it could be?

Answer:

Are you having any bleeding? Any constipation? Are you straining with bowel movements? Any pain with a bowel movement? It may be a hemorrhoid. The best way to find out for sure is to see your primary health care provider.

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Response by:

Julia Gore Thornton, MD Julia Gore Thornton, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University