Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
147 Doctors are Online

Rectal bleeding, constipation, hard stools, growth outside anus. Haemorrhoids or cancer polyps?

I have had rectal bleeding off and on since I was 15, and I m 50 now and have been bleeding almost everyday for a month now. Its bright red and my stools are very hard and constipated. I can feel 2 little grape like things on outside of anus .is this hemorrhoids or cancer polyps? You can see blood on toilet paper in the toilet and running down side of stool. I m on a lot of narcotics because of injuries from bull riding,so I know that s why I m constipated. I m afraid of cancer but can live with hemorrhoids.What do you think it is?
Asked On : Thu, 20 Dec 2012
Answers:  2 Views:  216
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
hi there,the description suggests that you are suffering from 3rd degree haemarrhoids and the bleeding in from that. The constipation is making matters worse and you may also be having concurrent fissures. But it would still be wise to visit a surgeon and get a colonoscopy done to rule out anal polyp and cancer as you fear. You could take some stool softeners and laxatives to relieve you of the symptoms at present and include lots of fiberous food in your diet. Avoid refined and stored food products and take plenty of fluids. Discuss with your physician about the continued use of narcotics and if they can be avoided.. Get your hemoglobin levels done and if you are anemic start on iron suppliments and you have to compensate for the loss of blood in stools. Take care.
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful

1 Doctor agrees with this answer

Critical Care Specialist Dr. Sadiq Mughal's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
You are having this problem since 15 years of age.
Most probably these could be rectal polyps,that bleed while passing hard stool due to constipation.
Since these polpys are there for long time ,chances of malignant changes in these polyps are high.
The second possibility is of course haemorrides.
Consult a general surgeon who will perform proctoscopy/sigmoidoscopy(examinition of your rectum/sigmoid colon with a cope) on you to differentiate between polyps and haemorrides.
Get them removed whether these are haemorrides or polyps and send these for histopathological examination to rule out malignant changes.
Hope this answers your question.
Answered: Thu, 20 Dec 2012
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor