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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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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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Does colon cancer usually cause bright red blood in your stool or is the blood darker in color?

Does colon cancer usually cause bright red blood in your stool or is the blood darker in color?

Usually occult...: It is usually not "red"-ily visible until late in the disease. Then it can be dark or bright, depending on rate of loss and location of leakage, as tends to darken with more time in GI tract. Also may be associated with narrowed caliber of stool. If concerned, see dr for fecal blood testing & if positive, referral for colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have had bright red blood in stool recently and occasionally diarrhea. Do I have colon cancer?

I have had bright red blood in stool recently and occasionally diarrhea.  Do I have colon cancer?

Probably not.: More common causes of blood in stool include hemorrhoids. It would be exceedingly rare for a 19 year old to have colon cancer. If the bleeding does not stop, see your physician. ...Read more

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26/male, had bright red blood on stool in 2009, happening again now, i'm extremely scared it is colon cancer, what advice can you give me? Colonscopy?

26/male, had bright red blood on stool in 2009, happening again now, i'm extremely scared it is colon cancer, what advice can you give me? Colonscopy?

See your doctor: Given age, very unlikely to be colon cancer. Much more likely an anal fissure or hemorrhoids related to constipation/low fiber diet. Please see your doctor fora complete history and physical. Depending on that workup, further evaluation by a general surgeon or gastroenterologist may be appropriate, but probably only after conservative therapies. ...Read more

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Bright, red blood from anus...Constipation? I'm only twenty, but colon problems are known in my family (colon cancer, polyps). Should i go to gi, or?

Bright, red blood from anus...Constipation? I'm only twenty, but colon problems are known in my family (colon cancer, polyps). Should i go to gi, or?

Bleeding, pain: Intl hemorrhoids can give u bleeding with a bowel movement, blood on the toilet paper or in the bowl. Other things that could cause bleeding are best evaluated with colonoscopy. Usually you would get this at 50 years old. But if there is a strong history of colon ca in the family you should get a scope 10 years before the age at which the youngest realtive got ca. Get one now if bleeding. ...Read more

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Does bright red blood with stool most likely mean colon cancer? My anus area feel itchy afterwards im 22 what are my realistic chance of colon cancer at 22? I have no family history

Does bright red blood with stool most likely mean colon cancer? My anus area feel itchy afterwards im 22 what are my realistic chance of colon cancer at 22? I have no family history

Need an exam: Colon cancer is less common at your age. Sounds more like ananal fissure. Try increasing fiber to avoid constipation. This will help if this is a hemorrhoid too. See your doctor if it continues. He/she can make a recommendation once a definitve diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Can colonoscopy(done by an incompetent doctor) cause colon cancer? Suppose the doctor nicks something you know? There's bright red blood in my stool.

Colonoscopy: Colonoscopy by an incompetent doctor cannot cause colon cancer although it could have missed colon cancer. If a hole was put in the colon then there could be severe infection. Recommend reviewing your results of the colonoscopy because polyps, hemorrhoids, colitis, and diverticulosis could all cause rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read more

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Bm earlier, felt a sharp, cutting, feeling before it came out then red blood on toilet paper. Colon cancer? I'm 22 female. No health issues no fam his

Probably not: More likely a small tear, fissure, or hemorrhoid made to bleed by a hard stool or straining. Extra water, fiber, and stool softener will probably sort it out for you in a few days. It bleeding continues, see your doctor for exam. ...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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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


Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more