Helped Over 500,000 patients with 98%+ satisfaction.

Connect & Get Personalized 1-to-1 Answers from Expert Doctors

DoctorSpring > Question Home

Bloody stools with growth protruding from rectal passage. Cause?

Resolved Question:

I am 27 year old female. I have a growth protruding out of the rectal passage for few months. I have had a few episodes of bloody stools and have had some pale stools also. I get excruitating lower back pain and also severe persistant bloating. I have a family history of bowel/colon cancer. Are my symptoms an indication that I may have something more severe than haemmoroids? I am too embarrassed to see a doctor.. I have no other medical problems.

Category: Family Physician-GP

Ask Your Own Question

Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
 31 Doctors Online

Hello,
Thank you for your medical query at DoctorSpring.com
I understand your concern.
Normally in bowel or colon cancer, there will be no growth that protrudes outside.
Hence, from the symptoms you mentioned, it still sounds like hemorrhoids. Since you have bloody stools, this needs to be examined unfortunately. The grading can thus be found, and appropriate treatment can be initiated. I will strongly recommend you to get a general surgeon's appointment. I can understand your apprehensions, but this will be helpful in the long run.
Regards,
Dr. Jay


Patient replied :

Thank you for your response.
What is likely to be the cause of the bloody stools? Also in terms of the growth which is quite large and obstructing the anal passage so causing fresh bleeding on each bowel movement will it require surgery?
Also the bloating and lower back pain could they be linked to the growth?


Hello,
Hemorrhoids in itself can cause bloody stools.
The commonest cause of hemorrhoids is digestion issues and constipation, hence bloating and low back pain can be experienced. If the growth is big, which seems to be the case, hemorrhoidectomy is the best option. It will need surgery.
The surgeon may ask for a colonoscopy to rule out any chances of colon cancer with a positive family history.
Regards,
Dr. Jay


Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
Experience: 
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy and 4 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you

Users who read this, also read:

Make informed and better medical decisions.

Join the 500,000 people who found a smarter, quicker way to get Answers, Recommendations & Expert Opinions.

Expert Doctors at fingertips

Recommendation on next step. Second-opinion.Multi-specialty.

Save Time

Average time for answers: 6 hours.

Save Money

$35 for typical specialist consult vs. $120 for a local appointment.

Free Follow-ups

Clarify, ask further questions for free in private conversation.

100% Satisfaction

Money back guarantee for the 1st reply. MEDNET Quality Board.

Start My Consultation

CHAT NOW

About DoctorSpring.com

Doctor Spring is a novel online Doctor consultation platform where you can get your medical questions answered by leading Doctors. Just Submit your question and rest assured that you will consult a Doctor easily. Once you submit the question, the Doctor from the concerned specialty will reply within hours. You can always ask more questions or add details with follow-up question options and make it an online doctor chat. You may use this service to consult a specialty or for getting medical second opinion. All paid services come with a MEDNET quality assurance and 100% money back guarantee.

DoctorSpring in news