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

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
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Dr. Eric Kaplan
Dr. Eric Kaplan commented
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
No amount of rectal bleeding is normal. Get it checked out by an expert in the field!!
Nov 21, 2011
Dr. Arie Pelta
19 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: You need a colonoscopy to find out it can be.
Answered on Dec 29, 2011

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