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I am having blood when I defecate.  Its bright red.  I do have hemorrhoids - sometimes very bad - bulging is the blood from that or should I be concerned about cancer?

Answer
Your bleeding is almost certainly due to the hemorrhoids.  I don't think you need to worry about cancer.  However, you should see a specialist in rectal diseases, because chronic hemorrhoidal bleeding can lead to serious health problems as well.  Hope this helps.  

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Donald Higby, M.D.

Expertise

I can answer almost all questions related to the treatment and natural course of most kinds of cancer, especially cancers of prostate, colon, lung and breast.

Experience

I have been a practicing medical oncologist for 36 years, and have been chief of service at a major medical center for 25 years. I've also done research in cancer treatments.

Organizations
American Society of Clinical Oncology

Publications
New England Journal of Medicine American Journal of Medicine Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Hematology Transfusion Medicine

Education/Credentials
MD, Stanford University Internal Medicine residency, St. Louis University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO Medical Oncology Fellowship, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

Awards and Honors
America's Best Physicians, last 14 years

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