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Colon Cancer

Colon Cancer or Hemmoroids



During sex a few days ago, I inserted a finger into my husbands anus (this is the first time I had ever done that to him). I felt something that felt like a hard growth of some sort. About six months back, he had some blood during a bowel movement. He is too embarrassed to go to the doctor. He is a 36 year old male with no family history of colon cancer. Does this sound more like hemmoroids or like a polyp?


I am not able to say what it is, but it should be investigated. Tell him no one has ever died of embarrassment, but too many Americans die of colorectal cancer.

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Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati