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A 36-year-old male asked:

My stool is alwys mushy & comes out wth gas.not tarry. 2-3 bowel move/day. no constiption.often c mucus. often c chunk of food in.twice i saw very little red blood stain mxd with mucus. hb 14. no tenderness. is it ca? aunt pssd wth colon ca@age of 74

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Dr. Donna Childress
Internal Medicine 22 years experience
Unlikely: The most important consideration for you is whether your current bowel habits represent a change from your normal routine. This would potentially make your description of BMs more concerning. It is not altogether unusual to occasionally see undigested food & streaks of blood, & your Hb is reassuringly normal. If remain concerned about your family hx, reasonable to discuss with gastroenterologist

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