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Old 04-18-2011, 11:27 AM   #1
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Worried about anal cancer

For the past couple of months I have experience anal itching. It seems to be getting better, since I dont use as much force when cleaning the area and refrain from scratching.
I have had anal fissures in the past, but not recently.
What I have noticed is that if my stool is softer, there is an indent allong the side. When the stool is hard the indent is not there. The shape of the stool is more indented and oddly shapped at the end of the movement. Would this be a sign of anal cancer?
I am 28, no other symptoms or health problems and no history of colon, rectal or other cancer in the family.

Thanks for your help.


Old 05-16-2011, 04:55 PM   #2
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Re: Worried about anal cancer

Sounds like an internal hemmorhoid. Itching is one of the primary symptoms, along with a swelling or lump just inside the rectum... which could account for the phenomenon you're seeing with your stool.
I think you should go to the doctor- better safe than sorry- but I suspect they'll diagnose hemmorhoids, not cancer.

Good luck.

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Old 05-16-2011, 05:30 PM   #3
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Re: Worried about anal cancer

I totally agree with Kali333.

If in doubt. get it checked out. !!!!

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