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A 16-year-old male asked:

I have severe constipation and sometimes get blood and yesterday the stool was thin and then thick could this be colon cancer and the blood is on the tissue and is only with the constipation and 2 times it was in the stool is this bad diet or cancer ?

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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Doctor can examine: High school students almost never have bowel cancer. A person cannot tell if he is the rare unlucky one to get cancer at a young age, but more importantly, a person absolutely cannot live his life worrying about rare diseases. The best one can do is live a healthy life, see the doctor for evaluation. That means start with a full exam by one's primary care doctor, but can try a video visit first.

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Last updated Nov 26, 2020

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