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If not fissure or hemorrhoids, what could it be?
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If not fissure or hemorrhoids, what could it be?

About three weeks ago I began to notice blood in the toilet after bowel movements. This eventually dissipated after a week to week and a half. However, not long after the blood stopped, a new problem developed. After each BM, I have pain in my rectum. Sometimes it happens immediately, but other times it can take 1-2 hours. Whenever it develops, it lasts for hours. If I have a BM in the evening, I can even have problems sleeping.

I went to my doctor today and he did not see or feel any hemorrhoids, nor did he see any tears. He set me up with a GI for a colonoscopy, but now I'm scared. I assumed it was fissure, or maybe hemorrhoids. Now what could it be??

I'm a 31-year-old male in good health. No family history of any similar problems.
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Hi.....there are various things that can cause rectal pain, but don't get caught up in thinking the worst. Rectal pain is not a symptom of cancer, usually it's inflammation.  Below is a great website to ease your mind on what may be causing your symptoms.  Hope this helps and best wishes.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/anal-pain/MY00427
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I wanted to post an update to this question. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for next week, but since I saw the doctor to set up the colonoscopy, I have a new problem. I have no idea if it's related to my other issues or not. I have noticed blood in my belly button. Would/could this be connected to the rectal bleeding and pain I experienced before? I am trying not to think the worst, but just as soon as I get over one issue, a new one surfaces. The thought of blood in two places has me very concerned (although I haven't had blood with bowel movements in quite a while now).
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Navel bleeding is normally from infection, and is easily treated with antibiotics.  Call your GI doctor and make him aware of this new symptom, he may not want to do a colonoscopy with an infection brewing.  Keep us posted on how you're doing.
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I had my colonoscopy yesterday and the doctor confirmed that I have internal hemorrhoids.
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