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Have rectal discharge each time I defecate. Discharge stops

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Have rectal discharge each time I defecate. Discharge stops after an hour or so and is mostly clear with musky smell. Occasionally with small amounts of blood.

Mysticdoc :

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Mysticdoc :

Hi there,


I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.


I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

Bloody discharge can be due to the internal hemorrhoids.

Mysticdoc :

However, since the hemorrhoid medication is not helping, further evaluation is necessary to rule out any precancerous lesion in the rectum and sigmoid colon.

Customer:

Can you please advise what specific type examination is needed to evaluate?

Mysticdoc :

Yes,

Mysticdoc :

a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy should be considered.

Customer:

Understood. Urgency? Leaving for Hawaii on Friday.

Mysticdoc :

How long you have these symptoms?

Customer:

1+ yrs

Mysticdoc :

ok

Mysticdoc :

Then you should consider this soon.

Mysticdoc :

You can wait 2-3 weeks.

Mysticdoc :

But better to schedule the test within that period.

Customer:

Will do. Have only used Prep H externally which does help reduce swelling on visable hemroids. Could this be why it hasn't helped i.e., untreated internal hemroids?

Mysticdoc :

probably.

Mysticdoc :

Also you may have a rectal polyp

Customer:

Ok, Had small polyps removed previously (8 yrs ago). Will schedule appt for after trip& apply P-H internally until then.

Mysticdoc :

sounds good.

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Customer:

Thanks for advise.

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