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Colon Cancer

Lump found



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?


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