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What does mean when your stool is almost black all the time I am a colon cancer survivor, but when they discover my cancer my stool was regular color but there was blood around it on the outside and i was feeling very week, now i feel fine but the stool

What does mean when your stool is almost black all the time I am a colon cancer survivor, but when they discover my cancer my stool was regular color but there was blood around  it on the outside and i was feeling very week, now i feel fine but the stool

Need to discuss: Need to discuss this further. You are 33, clearly have a genetic predisposition to colon cancer, have already had surgery and now with black stool. Black stool usually signifies blood from the upper abdominal tract - stomach, duodenum, small intestine. You should definitely not leave this alone and speak with a specialist regarding this further. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Today I moved my bowels it was really hard and I saw blood in toilet bowl and tp. 41 years old no family hist of colon cancer. Should I be scared?

Today I moved my bowels it was really hard and I saw blood in toilet bowl and tp. 41 years old no family hist of colon cancer. Should I be scared?

Constipation: This sounds like its is likely due to an anal fissure or cut that was caused after passing a large hard stool. If it occurs on a regular basis you may need to be seen by a physician to be placed on a stool softener. And to make sure you don't have anything else such as polyps. A colonoscopy may be needed if it continues to be an issue. ...Read more

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Other day I squeezed so hard to remove my bowels. Since then I've seen a little blood in toilet bowl. Gets lighter everyday 41 worried colon cancer.

Other day I squeezed so hard to remove my bowels. Since then I've seen a little blood in toilet bowl. Gets lighter everyday 41 worried colon cancer.

Probable hemorrhoid: Bright red blood is not typical of colon carcinoma but that is not excluded without an examination or possible diagnostic studies. In all likelihood this is an internal hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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25 y/o. Recurrent anal bleeding. Blood in toilet, paper, can't tell if on feces or from dripping. Maternal grandfather had colon cancer. Anysuggestion?

25 y/o. Recurrent anal bleeding. Blood in toilet, paper, can't tell if on feces or from dripping. Maternal grandfather had colon cancer. Anysuggestion?

You need a medical c: A medical check up is required to find the cause of your rectal bleeding. It could be hemorrhoids but occasionally it can be something more serious . So you need to go see a doctor soon and find out the cause. Then they can offer you treatment to cure the problem. ...Read more

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My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

My mom (age 60) stg 4 colon cancer survivor. Struggling a week with foggy head, disorientation, confusion, unsteadiness walking...Antibiotic for sinus?

Consult her oncologi: Her oncologist needs to know about this new development. Cancer can spread to brain and cause symptoms like the ones you have described. It can also be due to metabolic derangements which can occur due to her cancer. So an urgent visit and further evaluation is advised. ...Read more

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For the passed few days after I have a bowel movement I have a speck of bright red blood on the toilet paper. It is very tiny. Colon cancer ?

For the passed few days after I have a bowel movement I have a speck of bright red blood on the toilet paper.  It is very tiny.  Colon cancer ?

Bleeding hemorrhoids: Bright red blood on the stool is usually due to bleeding internal hemorrhoids, especially in a young adult. It's more apt to happen if you're constipated and it's more apt to be intermittent. For more information on diagnosis and treatment see: > http://wb.md/1Jj80zo ...Read more

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I have been constipated the past 4 days and until today i went but i saw red bright blood , should I be worried about colon cancer?

I have been constipated  the past 4 days and until today i went but i saw red bright blood , should I be worried about colon cancer?

See an MD: Your doctor will examine you first. Hemorrhoids are a more common cause of bleeding from the rectum than colon cancer. Furthermore, you are only 24 which is a young age to get colon cancer. See your doctor. ...Read more

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If I don't have a family history of colon cancer and I have bright red blood on bm, should I worry?

If I don't have a family history of colon cancer and I have bright red blood on bm, should I worry?

Yes: It is not likely to be cancer, but even a benign sounding disease like hemorrhoids, that can cause bright red blood in stool, could lead to iron deficiency anemia. See your doctor to determine the cause and get treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more


Dr. Shari Jackson
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more