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Colonoscopy recommended after a rectal examination. Blood in stool, hemorrhoids

Hi....i saw my doctor yesterday for a rectal examination ,she did state what i already knew which was that i have piles ( which i have had for 30 yrs),but she mentioned fleshy bits and recommended i go for a colonoscopy ...i initially made this appointment due to the fact that i had noticed blood in my stool the week before....
Asked On : Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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Your doctor is right in recommending colonoscopy because she wants to rule out any other associated problem which might cause rectal bleeding like colorectal cancer or any colitis including inflammatory bowel disease or a diverticular disease etc.
Many times some other problem is also found to be associated with hemorrhoids.
Once proper investigated,it would be easy to plan out treatment for you.
Answered: Sat, 16 Feb 2013
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