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Everytime i poop theres bright and dark red blood i was checked and they didn't see any hemmorids and now theres bloodclots colon cancer runs in my family every doctor always says your to young for problems age should have nothing to do with it. im a 26 y

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 33 years experience
Please : Please return to your doctor for another evaluation. You may need an anoscopy or colonoscopy (types of scope tests) to check your bowel. If you have continued bleeding, pain, or feel light-headed/faint, then you will need to go to the er.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
I : I agree with dr. Engrav. There are other causes of gasterointestinal bleeding besides colon cancer. It is important to check for the source of bleeding. You do need evaluation, even if you are 26 years old.
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