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Im 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?

Im 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?

No: The commonest cause of painless rectal bleeding in a young individual is internal hemorrhoids. You should see your pcp who can do proctodscopy and see if the hemorrhoids are bleeding. He can then decide whether you need colonoscopy or a colorectal surgeon for treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more

Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube , the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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5 year old son had small amount of blood in stool a week ago twice and now no blood but clay colored stool? No other symptoms.

5 year old son had small amount of blood in stool a week ago twice and now no blood but clay colored stool? No other symptoms.

NO blood: No blood should be in the stool If the child is constipated then this may explain it. BUT. the child needs seen by the doctor and then problem reevaluated. If the child has ongoing clay colored stool this will need to be looked into. Take the child to the pediatrician
Best wishes. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?

Bright red blood in stool. Not on toilet paper. No other symptoms and haven't ate anything red recently. 16 yo female. Cause for concern?

Bloody stools: Blood in stool is always problematic. While it is often an anal fissure, hemorrhoid or polyp in the intestines, you need to see a physician to determine what is causing intestinal bleeding. It can also be a sign of cancer or inflammatory bowel disease. You need an urgent physical exam by a physician to find the source of the bleeding. ...Read more

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If colon cancer started showing symptoms of abdominal pain and blood in stool would other symptoms likely show up after a couple months? What other symptoms would show up with advanced colon cancer?

If colon cancer started showing symptoms of abdominal pain and blood in stool would other symptoms likely show up after a couple months?  What other symptoms would show up with advanced colon cancer?

Non-specific: Colorectal cancer symptoms are non-specific. Patients may present with bloody stools, unexplained weight loss, and/or decreased appetite, while some patients may experience no symptoms at all. The most important aspect of colon cancer is early diagnosis with screening colonoscopies. Screening should begin at age 50, or sooner if there is high-risk for developing disease. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool at 16 please help?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool at 16 please help?

Not always okay: Please see your physician within 1-2 weeks if you have blood in stool.
You need further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer? Blood in stool?

What are the symptoms of cancer? Blood in stool?

Too broad a question: Cancer at each site has specific symptoms. Frank blood in stool is usually not a common symptom of even colon cancer. Some common symptoms are weight loos, weakness, mass or lump in an organ, change in bowel habits, cough etc. You may wish to be more specific in your question as to what type of cancer are you concerned about. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool! could my insides be bleeding?

Blood in stool: There is bleeding somewhere in your GI tract. Possible causes of blood in stool include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, ulcers, infections, inflammation, Diverticular disease & Angiodysplasia . Get evaluated if more than a one time occurrence. ...Read more

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I've been having blood in stool for the past few days. It's painless and I have no other symptoms. Please help. Is it dangerous?

I've been having blood in stool for the past few days. It's painless and I have no other symptoms. Please help. Is it dangerous?

Needs Eval: You need to be evaluated. While hemorrhoids can cause blood in the stool or very severe constipation with hard bowel movements, it is very important other things be ruled out. Please be seen by your doctor immediately. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool after using preparation h, why is that?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool after using preparation h, why is that?

Irritating the fuse: Preperation H may be irritating the already inflammed blood vessels prone to bleed. Cortisone suppositories may help those calm down. An evaluation by your doctor if not done recently would be advisable for bleeding hemorrhoids uncontrolled by simple measures, to see if limited surgical options like banding etc may be more helpful. ...Read more

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I was constipated for a while, and when I had too go there would be blood in stool. Now those symptoms just magically dissappered how often is that?

I was constipated for  a while, and when I had too go there would be blood in stool. Now those symptoms just magically dissappered how often is that?

Constipation blood: Constipation and trying to force your stools by pushing can sometime call abrasion in the anus and that will cause the bleeding when you go and strain again, sometimes internal hemorroids will bleed when you are constipated.If your stools are normal now that might be a reason why it stopped.Since you did have blood in the stool, it is a good idea to see a GI specialist and have colonoscopy done aswe. ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool and lump in colon left side. Is this related?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool and lump in colon left side. Is this related?

Could be: Needs to be evaluated. Even though you are only 40, you should consider having a colonoscopy. But I would obtain a surgical opinion. Get a good exam and see what they say. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Current symptoms : not hungry(easily full) , constantly tired, frequent stool (sometimes blood in stool) what could this be?

Current symptoms : not hungry(easily full) , constantly tired, frequent stool (sometimes blood in stool) what could this be?

Go see your doctor: Early satiety, fatigue and bloody stools together are symptoms that are worrisome for a serious condition. The differential diagnosis is wide but things to consider at this age group (19) include but not limited to inflammatory bowel disease and enlarged spleen with sequestration (trapping) of platelets. You will need basic blood work up and possibly a colonoscopy and/or scans to evaluate these sy. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have colitis i only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain i'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say i'm crazy?

How to tell if I have colitis i only had mucus last week blood in stool dry stool no symptoms or pain i'm a hypochondria dr and nurse say i'm crazy?

Colitis: The only way to be completely sure is to do colonoscopy. Only a doc can do it. However, based on your symptoms and physical exam and some labwork, they can tell you with some probability whether it is one or another disease. ...Read more

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28 y/o male w/ blood in stool. I'm pretty sure I have lactose intolerance and ibs. Could this be a symptom?

28 y/o male w/ blood in stool. I'm pretty sure I have lactose intolerance and ibs. Could this be a symptom?

Unlikely : These are unlikely to be symptoms of ins or lactose intolerance. More likely these symptoms are attributable to hemorrhoids or rarely, cancer. See your primary care doctor or a gastroenterologist to discuss the need for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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How quickly do colorectal cancers progress once symptoms like blood in stool show? no symps just always have high anxiety about getting cancer.

How quickly do colorectal cancers progress once symptoms like blood in stool show? no symps just always have high anxiety about getting cancer.

Surveillance: The fact that you are worried -- whether or not the actual risk is worth it -- is a reason itself to begin getting occasional colonoscopies. If there's a family history, all the more reasons. In the absence of the non-polyposis colon cancer family syndromes, colon cancers are usually preceeded by benign polyps removable for cure. Ask whether you can start intensive surveillance now. ...Read more

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Other than blood in stool I have all the symptoms of colon c.Gastro is doing stool samples then a flexible sigmoid.How can this diagnosis cancer?Thank you.

Other than blood in stool I have all the symptoms of colon c.Gastro is doing stool samples then a flexible sigmoid.How can this diagnosis cancer?Thank you.

Not always : What gastro's do best is colonoscopy, especially at 54. There must be a reason why a flex sig is being done as opposed to colonoscopy in setting of "symptoms of colon cancer". Ask your gastro for clarification. ...Read more

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My PSA is 5, is prostate biopsy recommended. I have no symptoms. No blood in stool or urine.

My PSA is 5, is prostate biopsy recommended.  I have no symptoms. No blood in stool or urine.

You Should consider: Normal PSA ( Prostatic Specific Antigen ) 2.5- 3.0 ng/ml Based on the levels , examination of prostate , due to peak incidence at your age , your doctor recommended and follow your doctor's advise , it is a low risk procedure ,At your age yes if you are two more decades older (75) then will be no (now most take that path ) ...Read more

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Lower back pain, leg pain, blood in stool. What are these symptoms of?

Lower back pain, leg pain, blood in stool. What are these symptoms of?

Go see your doctor: Blood in the stool is a "red flag" condition and reason to see your doctor. It may be minor or major. The association of other conditions may mean one or multiple conditions. Looking for one diagnosis may not be realistic because medical theory no longer uses occam's razor, the belief that one diagnosis is usually the best answer to a bunch of symptoms. ...Read more

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I think I'm having hiv symptoms because I'm having these painless ulcers under tongue that go away in 2 days then come back also blood in stool. ?

I think I'm having hiv symptoms because I'm having these painless ulcers under tongue that go away in 2 days then come back also blood in stool. ?

Get tested: Please get a nucleic acid test for HIV, even if it is for your peace of mind.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is mostly colorless.
Practice safe sex.
Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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What kind of bleeding is a symptom of colon cancer? red blood in stool, black stool, or both?

What kind of bleeding is a symptom of colon cancer? red blood in stool, black stool, or both?

Both: or none . Bleeding may not be seen only occult blood Speak to your doctor if you are concerned at the age of 19 ...Read more

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55 urgent bowl movement blood in stool and flank pain all day. No other symptoms but had bout of constipation last week that I solved with ex lax?

55 urgent bowl movement blood in stool and flank pain all day. No other symptoms but had bout of constipation last week that I solved with ex lax?

Blood in stool = ER: Without a compelling and known diagnosis, with constipation and blood in your stool you need urgent and depending on the circumstances even emergent evaluation. ...Read more

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Lots of blood in stool but CT is clear. What could it be?

Lots of blood in stool but CT is clear. What could it be?

Vasc Malformation: There can be bleeding from an abnormal collection of blood vessels on the surface of the colon lining. A colonoscopy may be able to identify it and to rule out a tumor which might have been missed on the ct. Hemorrhoids could also cause bleeding but should be easier to diagnose. Nuclear bleeding scans and sometimes angiography are used to nail down the location of the bleeding. ...Read more

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Blood in stool but suddenly turned red to dark blackish?

Blood in stool but suddenly turned red to dark blackish?

Blood bad in stool: Any amount of bleeding in stool, be it bright red, maroon or black demands prompt and thorough evaluation. Many of the causes will not just go away by themselves and may be life threatening and or life shortening. Go for immediate evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Bloody Or Red Colored Stools (Definition)

Blood in the stool of babies is always a concern and should be investigated. Some of the causes include food allergies, infection of the bowels (bacterial gastroenteritis), anal fissure, and rarely, intussusception. ...Read more


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