Hemorrhoids and hematochezia is a common occurrence in individuals less than 50 years
old without specific risk factors for colon cancer. However, the recommendations for evaluation of these
individuals tend to vary. At this time it is recommended that flexible sigmoidoscopy is the most
reasonable choice for evaluation because there are a significant number of lesions within the colon, and
the majority of these lesions exist in the distal portion, beyond the splenic flexure.
What is the proper evaluation for an individual with hematochezia without risk factors for colon cancer and less than 50 years old?.
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