Rectal Polyp

Rectal polyps are small tissue growth found in the rectum (part of the large intestine). It is mainly found in the elderly population. They are non-cancerous. But if left untreated, they have the potential to turn cancerous.

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I am an OCD patient, and I get goosebumps or acne-type feelings inside my rectum. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male with no health issues except some OCD problem (I am taking Prodep 20 mg every day). I have a habit of cleaning myself after my toilet by putting my washed finger inside my rectum to clean any leftover feces. Unless I do that, I feel uncomfortable, and this h...  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read your query, and I will guide you.  Read Full »

Why do I have constipation and diarrhea alternatively?

Query: Hello doctor, I had diarrhea two years back, and since then I had gastrointestinal problems. But, I never had mucous or blood in the stools, so I thought it is because of IBS and did not take any medication. My stool test reports showed no signs of parasites or any other organisms in the stools. Lat...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks a lot for the detailed description of your problem. I think you have the following issues. The blood in stools that you are describing appears to originate from some disease in your rectum or sigmoid part of your large intestine. Few drops of painless blood in sto...  Read Full »

Does tubular adenoma occur in children?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is an 11-year-old female and has a history of multiple food sensitivities, bloating, stool with pieces of unprocessed food with elevated serum serotonin, and three episodes of mesenteric adenitis. I have sent you the endoscopy and colonoscopy biopsy results. Can you please he...  Read Full »

Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I reviewed all the biopsy reports (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity), the reports are all normal except for one rectal polyp. Also, there are no findings suggestive of any allergic disorders, especially food allergies or eosinophilic enteritis. Th...  Read Full »

Why am I having green and brown stools with blood?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had green and brown poop with blood dripping in the toilet and on the toilet paper after the first wipe. But not on the second. Should I be very concerned? It has been like this for three days.  Read Full »

Dr. Pooja Pardhi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through your case and can well understand your genuine health concern. As you are having bleeding per rectum, you should get evaluated properly. Bleeding in the proximal part of the gastrointestinal tract can cause brown colored stools. There are many causes...  Read Full »

What can cause blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, I am facing an embarrassing problem. Since last two weeks, I feel like going to the toilet more than once, while usually I do it only once in the morning. Also, I am a bit uncomfortable as all day it feels like I have not cleared my bowel activities for the day. Recently, about four days...  Read Full »

Dr. Eriol Braholli

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that you are having these concerns. I am trying to explain some of the causes which might be responsible for bleeding while you have bowel movements, but without a physical examination it would be impossible to determine the real cause. Fresh red blood ...  Read Full »

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