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Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Can rectal bleeding be a symptom of an internal hemorrhoid?

One time rectal bleed,including small clot. No pain, bleed stopped with no recurrence. Hysterectomy 20-30 years ago. No problem moving bowels. Diabetic andobese. Could this be internal hemorrhoid that bled? Thank you.
Thu, 30 Aug 2018
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Hi,

Bleeding from the anus as you mentioned is due to hemorrhoid or fissure or growth can be confirmed by proctoscopy as intial work-up.

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