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A 42-year-old female asked:

Lots of mucus in stool, pellety stool (at times stuck together), occaision blood. had 4 ct scans over three years, nothing but diverticulosis. cancer?

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Dr. Oscar Novick
Pediatrics 58 years experience
Cancer: I believe your problem is one of constipation as illustrated by your pellet like stools with occasional blood and mucus. Your constipation has probably led to your diverticulosis. a change to a high fiber consisting of fruits, vegetables, legume, beans, raisins, figs, dates, prunes and nuts plus high fiber cereals may be very helpful. As you can see I don't believe you have cancer

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Last updated Aug 13, 2014

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