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Do You Think I Have Colon Cancer Bleeding From Rectum
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
Some tests: You don't mention symptoms, but a good start would be a test for occult blood and a cytology exam of the stool. These are very simple tests and are done on an out-patient basis. This may lead to further testing/scans. Seek an exam/consultation with a qualified professional to begin the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Perforation: Acute perforation can be caused by acute diverticulitis or colon cancer. Shen there is a perforation emergency surgery is required and the removal of the perforated segment of colon is reviewed by a pathologist which can help differentiate between colon cancer and diverticulitis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Anal fissures: Just having a family history of a disease does not mean you will get the same disease and an absence of a family history does not mean you won't get it. Unless you have symptoms of anal fissures which include pain upon defecation, blood on the outside of the stool or toilet paper difficulty with starting bowel movements because of pain I would say the answer is no. ...Read more
How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.
Peritonitis Symtoms: Peritonitis will cause excruciating pain and usually associated with infection in the abdomen. Bleeding can be from hemorrhoids. Anal fissures tend to cause a lot of anal pain. Doubtful that you have colonic perforation. When you see a doctor, they should find a cause for blood per rectum by simple examination and perhaps colonoscopy. ...Read more
17, male: I think I have hemorrhoids but am unsure whether or not it is hemorrhoids or anal cancer. How can I tell the difference? I have constipation
'rrhoids vs cancer: It's very unlikely for 17yo to develop anal cancer (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-cancer/basics/definition/con-20024923). Hemorrhoids (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852) are also uncommon in 17yo. Constipation (http://goo.gl/DgBSga) is most likely due to lack of fluids, fiber & exercise. See FamilyDoc to put mind at ease ...Read more
Not necessarily: You may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer if your uterine cancer was caused by a certain genetic mutation. This mutation causes a condition called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc). Patients with this have about an 80% chance of getting colorectal cancer and about a 50% chance of uterine cancer over their lifetime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do colon cancers continue to bleed or do they stop? Haven't had rectal bleeding for over a year but did have bright red rectal blood before. I'm 26.
Typically yes: If the bleeding you had one year ago was due to colon cancer, you would have had a number of progressive symptoms by now, so i wouldn't worry (plus colon cancer is very uncommon at age 26). If however bleeding recurs or persist have it evaluated. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Are rectal hemorrhoids dangerous and how do they differ from a polyp? I have just had a colonoscopy and have hemorrhoids - not malignant thankfully.
First of all: Hemorrhoids are NEVER "Malignant" and they are not "pleasant" to have but they are not DANGEROUS! Good bowel hygiene and proper diet will help and your Primary Care Provider can outline these suggestions to you! Worse case scenario is hemorrhoid surgery but this is usually NOT necessary!! Hope this helps!!! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am having mucus in stool, not much but still can see them. I'm scared and worried is that colorectal cancer? And how colorectal Cancer stool looks?
Stool test for blood: It is very unlikely that you have colorectal cancer. You may do a stool test for blood, called Fit test. 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. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
I have bleeding after passing stools.dr thinks he can maybe see small internal piles-sending me for colonoscopy.should I be worried about bowel cancer?
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