A 35-year-old member asked:
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today i found some really small dots of blood in my stool so i'm really worried. is it colon cancer?

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Dr. Herbert Hoover
50 years experience General Practice
Need to be checked: Any blood in the stool is cause for concern and should prompt your seeing a physician soon. Hopefully, it is simply a bleeding hemorrhoid, fissure or other benign cause but malignancy must be ruled out. A proctoscopy or flexible sigmoidoscopy might be performed as an office procedure but if negative, a full colonoscopy must be performed to be sure there is not a colon polyp or cancer.
Answered on Mar 17, 2014
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