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A 40-year-old member asked:

What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding.
Last updated Oct 17, 2017

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