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This is Dr. David
how old are you?
do you have hemorrhoids?
bright red blood can mix with mucus if you have bad constipation and trauma to hemorrhoids from large hard stools.
yes, most likely nothing sinister would have developed in 4 years
if you had a colon cancer, that would continue to bleed.
but because your bleeding stopped march 2014, that is more likely to be from hemorrhoids.
let me know if you have questions.
Hello I am 40 years old and do have constipation, I hvae an anal tag from external hemorrhoids. The GI consultant didnt mention if I have internal hemorrhoids in 2010 when I had the colonoscopy.
Stool that had blood on it was very hard, I had been constipated for 3 days.
I spoke to my GI and he said that I could do a sigmoidoscopy to put my mind at rest. All further stool test came back negative for blood, so I put it off.
how long does a poly take to grow, can one grow in 4 years?
Dr David, waiting for reply
I was driving home from work.
internal hemorrhoids can definitely bleed.
sounds like it was hard stools which caused the bleeding back in march.
polyps can grow in 5-10 years.
but if it was a polyp bleeding, it would have continued to bleed.
and your bleeding has stopped.
so it is not a polyp which is bleeding.
it was your hemorrhoids which caused bleeding back in march since the bleeding has stopped.