Q. (Re- question 2408). If someone underwent a polypectomy, to remove a polyp or small cancerous growth on the colon and is still bleeding, does the same Halacha apply?
A. Horav Shlomo Miller’s Shlit’a opinion (on question 2408) is that if someone underwent a prostate examination (biopsy) or a removal operation of the prostate and is bleeding anally, if there is only blood emission without any feces, and it is staining the clothing or the skin, even when wet, it is not considered “tzoah” or fecal mater, they are just blood, and one may daven, recite brochos or learn Torah while still there.
In a polypectomy or other cancer removal from the colon, if it is bleeding after one is already eating food, the Rov’s opinion is that it would depend in smell and color of the stain.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a