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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Younggren
22 years experience Emergency Medicine
See a doctor: Your husband needs to see a primary care physician. Although typically not an initial sign of prostate cancer, blood in the stool can be from any numb ... Read More
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Dr. S. Yvonne Conner
44 years experience General Practice
Get evaluated: Blood in the stool can be due to bleeding hemorrhoids or a small tear from passing a large stool. His sitting for a living with little exercise is a r ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Too broad a question: Cancer at each site has specific symptoms. Frank blood in stool is usually not a common symptom of even colon cancer. Some common symptoms are weigh ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
29 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Blood, change in bowel habits, unexplained weight loss.
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
38 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Need to know more: Different cancers have different symptoms; blood in stool may be one, but it is also very common in the absence of cancer.Please ask your question wit ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Amir Bastawrous
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
See your doctor: While the likely cause of bloody bowel movements is usually benign, i want to stress that blood in the stool is never normal. Luckily, the cause can ... Read More
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
47 years experience Radiation Oncology
Start with your: Family doctor. They can check for common cause, organize further w/u after a digital/finger exam. The pcp can then send you for further tests.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dana Giles
15 years experience Internal Medicine
Probably Hemorrhoid: Cancer is very unlikely. If you have a history of constipation, you may have developed a hemorrhoid. Generally, people will notice a speck (or some ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
34 years experience Neurosurgery
Not necessarily: Blood in the stool can occur for a variety of reasons, the most concerning of which is cancer. Certainly if there is blood in the stool it needs to be ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Could be.: But not likely at your age unless you have first degree relatives with colon cancer. If the blood is bright red and at the end of the stool or only c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stanley Weiss
43 years experience Medical Oncology
ALL ages: Normally there is no human blood in human stool. Particularly some older tests may detect dietary blood from meat, etc . Bloody diarrhea suggests an ... Read More
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A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Need more info: In an adult male blood is stool warrants a colonoscopic examination to rule out colon cancer. However, colon cancer is not the only cause of blood in ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Blood: I think you're ok for having no colon cancer. No inflammation in colon found? How much blood is passed? What color is it? Is it very bright red fresh ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yim
Dr. John Yim answered
29 years experience Surgical Oncology
Extremely Unlikely: A metastasis to the intestines or rectum can cause this but is extremely unlikely. More importantly, you should be evaluated for other causes of the ... Read More

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