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Does A Little Bit Of Bloody Mucus Mean Rectal Or Colon Cancer
Blood needs check-up: Bleeding from the GI tract (whether identified via mouth or rectum, whether visible in stool or found on fecal occult blood test) is never normal. Even "a little bit" of bleeding deserves evaluation to identify source. For most patients, however bleeding as you describe does not mean cancer, but rather inflammation, broken blood vessels, diverticulosis, infection, ischemia, fissures, hemorrhoids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Would mucus in stool that comes and goes for a bit every few months be a symptom of colon cancer? No other symptoms. No blood that can see.
Unlikely: Mucus is not suggestive of cancer. Unless you have family history of early onset colon cancer, you may wait till you are 50-years old to get a screening colonoscopy. If you are concerned you may do FIT testing to test for occult blood in stool. If that is positive, you should see a doctor. Wish you good health. 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, if you have sex. ...Read more
Do you think I have colon cancer? I have trouble passing, soft stool a little bigger than a pencil and sometimes mucus in stool. Help please. I'm 21.
Sudden Small Amts of mucus in stool every other day intermittent with loose stools for 2 wks. Fbc normal, stool parasite test negative. Colon cancer?
M 22..have IBS symptoms fr years..had soft stool with mucous..some mucous had a speck or so of red...is bloody mucous a symptom of colon cancer?
I have all of the signs and symptoms of colon cancer... And lately my mucus has turned a very bright yellow... Any ideas of what this may be from?
Unclear: Please resubmit your question, listing your symptoms. "Mucus" from where? ...Read more
Yellow narrow stool, but not always narrow with a lot of mucus and sometimes blood. Is this colon cancer?
Hi there I'm 24/m I've been having mucus in my stool was white but now it's like a green colour for about 2 weeks now worried its colon cancer?
Do not worry: It is very highly unlikely that you have colon cancer. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless and watery. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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. Practice safe sex. ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more