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how frequent is rectal bleeding from colon cancer

A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Not necessarily: Slow bleeding from colon cancer can lead to anemia, without visible blood or black tarry stools. More often than not, anemia is the presenting symptom ... Read More

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 years experience General Surgery
Can present: with bleeding , or presence occult blood in the stool. ,
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Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience Surgical Oncology
No: All lesions of bowel whether in rt. of left colon are relatively vascular. When fecal material passes over a tumor it can induce bleeding. Tumors on ... Read More
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Dr. Andrea Lundell
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Not always.: Early in colon cancer, there are typically NO symptoms until the cancer tumor grows large enough that it begins to cause problems in the digestive tra ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Murray
33 years experience General Surgery
Colon cancer: Given your age and symptoms your doctor is probably correct. If you are not bleeding and not having symptoms i would not refer you for colonoscopy to ... Read More
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Dr. Tracy Berg
32 years experience General Surgery
Rectal bleeding: If your rectal bleeding has come back, then okay to get in to your doc for evaluation. More likely this is a hemorrhoid or recurrent fissure. Cancer i ... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Kaplan
Dr. Ed Kaplan answered
39 years experience Hematology and Oncology
No Rules: Unlikely that after all this time, there would be a cancer not causing symptoms. However, cancer does not follow rules. If there was bleeding, some e ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Eval: Possible causes include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, infections or inflammation. Although rough, dry stool could lead to hemorrhoids or ... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. George T Tsai
27 years experience General Surgery
Not very likey: Many GI problems present with similar symptoms. Rarely is a GI symptom specific for just one problem. Colon cancer is exceedingly rare for a 25 year ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Elvira Klause
28 years experience General Surgery
Possibly hemorrhoids: most rectal bleed is usually from hemorrhoids, cancer is extremely rare especially at this age, but needs to be ruled out, therefore a specialist eith ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Yes...but not likely: You should really be examined. It's not normal to have rectal bleeding, especially at 33. Cancer is a remote possibility. More likely would be benign ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kirk Charles
22 years experience Vascular Surgery
Yes: it is unlikely that you have colon cancer but an evaluation is needed to see why you have rectal bleeding. You could have hemorrhoids or just be const ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leila Hashemi
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Diarrhea: How is your weight? stable? I don't believe you have colon ca unless you have a strong family history, your symptoms could be 2/2 IBS vs gluten intole ... Read More
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