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What would cause a lump on the rectum?

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Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin

General & Family Physician

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Posted on Mon, 10 Dec 2018 in General Health
Question: what would cause a lump on the rectum?
Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
May Need CT pelvis, biopsy and sigmoidoscopy

Detailed Answer:


Based on the history you have shared, it can be due to a variety of causes ranging from benign polyps, outgrowths, bulges in the rectal walls to malignant bumps; it should be evaluated with a detailed rectal examination by a surgeon and if needed, a proctoscopy may be performed.

Sometimes, hemorrhoids may present initially like a bulge but can be ruled out upon examination. However, a detailed work up is almost always indicated. A CT pelvis and biopsy may also be needed.

In the presence of warning signs like rectal bleeding or weight loss, such work-up should be prompted as soon as possible.

Hope this has answered your query. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask.

Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin
General & Family Physician
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