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A 52-year-old member asked:

Is having small amounts of blood in my stool when i'm constipated a sign of colon cancer?

2 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
Maybe: Statistically speaking, the blood is more likely to be due to hemorrhoids than colon cancer but it is impossible to tell the difference without performing a colonoscopy. I recommend you see your primary care doctor for a referral to a gastroentrologist or colorectal surgeon.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan commented
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
No amount of rectal bleeding is normal. Get it checked out by an expert in the field!!
Nov 21, 2011
Dr. Arie Pelta
Colon and Rectal Surgery 21 years experience
Yes: You need a colonoscopy to find out it can be.
Last updated Sep 28, 2016


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