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Does blood in stool always mean cancer?

Does blood in stool always mean cancer?

Not always: Hemorrhoids, non-cancerous polyps, some colon infections, and arteriovenous malformations are just some non -cancerous causes of hematochezia (red bleeding). Ulcers and gastritis are causes of upper GI bleeding that is frequently melena ( black tarry stools). Crohn's disease can cause melena or hematochezia. ...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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What does blood in stool signify?

What does blood in stool signify?

Many causes: Blood in the stool can be caused by a variety of problems. You need to be seen by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause blood in stool?

Does thyroid cancer cause blood in stool?

No: This is not something routinely seen with thyroid cancer. It's somewhat possible that this could happen if the cancer had spread to involve the GI tract but this isn't a common occurance either. ...Read more

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What does it mean blood in urine and stool?

What does it mean blood in urine and stool?

Blood: This issues can be signs of major issues please see your doc for a formal eval. ...Read more

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What can blood in stool mean after colon resection?

What can blood in stool mean after colon resection?

Bleeding: It depends. If it is bright red blood it could be an area of irritation at surgery site or anastomosis, an ulcer, a blood vessel or other complication of surgery. Other conditions unrelated to surgery such as hemorrhoids and diverticulosis can result in bleeding. You need to talk with your doctor to clarify what you are noting. ...Read more

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What does white blood cells in the colon mean?

White blood cells: This suggests the presence of some form of inflammation. ...Read more

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Mucus and blood in stool.... What does that mean?

Mucus and blood in stool.... What does that mean?

Many possibilities: It may be as simple as constipation and hard stools, or hemorrhoids. However, bleeding usually needs to be investigated and that can only be done by an in-person examination. Please see your doctor. ...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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What does fresh blood in the toilet stool mean?

What does fresh blood in the toilet stool mean?

Get checked please: Blood per rectum, regardless of age of the sufferer, is never normal. As such, and although the cause is likely easily explained (e.g. Hemorrhoids, anal fissure), it must be evaluated so serious pathology is not missed or diagnosis delayed. ...Read more

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Blood in feces. What does it mean?

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Blood in feces. What does it mean?

See a physician: Blood in the stool is never normal. It suggests a probable bleed somewhere in the GI tract but this could be anywhere from your mouth with blood you are swallowing, to your stomach due to an ulcer, to an internal or external hemorrhoid. A physician will be able to examine your stool, and take a complete history to determine which tests and necessary to determine the cause of bleeding. ...Read more

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What does it mean if red blood cells were found in my stool?

Commonly hemorrhoids: Could be an anal fissure. Should be checked out by your dr. To rule out cancer of rectum or colon. ...Read more

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What does blood in stool at age 16 means?

Commonly hemorrhoids: Rectal polyp or anal fissure. Could be from inflammatory bowel disease ; extremely rarely tumor of colon or rectum. In any case should be evaluated by his dr. ...Read more

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My lab result for blood in stool says 1+ Red Blood Cells. What does that mean?

1 + Positive: 1 + (plus) denotes a smaller degree of red blood cells in your stools, where blood may not be visible. Such a classification is somewhat arbitrary, with 4+ meaning a good amount of blood that would be visible to the naked eye. Your doctor can advise you re multiple causes for blood to apprear in stools, including straining due to constipation and minor tear in anal areas or hemorroids. ...Read more

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Does finding blood in my urine mean that I have bladder cancer?

Does finding blood in my urine mean that I have bladder cancer?

Possibly: Blood in the urine (whether microscopic or gross) must be evaluated by a urologist. The degree of hematuria does not necessarily correlate with the size of the problem, so the evaluation would include laboratory testing, imaging of the urianry tract, and cystoscopy - a procedure to look inside the urethar and bladder with a telescope. Possible causes include infection, stones, and malignancy. ...Read more

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What does bright red blood in your stool mean?

Need to see a doctor: Blood in the stools is often caused by a serious medical condition like cancer. So you need to consult a doctor who can check you and find out the cause. Many times it can be something benign like hemorroids but you can not tell without the examination done by your doctor. So take this matter seriously and get checked. ...Read more

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Could blood transfusions mean cancer is in your blood stream?

Could blood transfusions mean cancer is in your blood stream?

Confused?: A patient needs a transfusion when their hemoglobin is very low. It can happen in cancer patients for many reasons but they don't get blood just because they have cancer. ...Read more

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Does white cells in urine mean cancer?

Does white cells in urine mean cancer?

Rarely: White cells are a sign that there is inflammation in your urogenital tract but a simple urinary tract infection (UTI) is by far the most common cause. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have blood mixed in with the bowel stool?

What does it mean to have blood mixed in with the bowel stool?

Bloody stool: Reasons for blood in stools can include hemorrhoids, fistulas, fissures, cancer, infection and inflammatory conditions. Get it medically checked. ...Read more

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What does squamous cell in blood test means? Does it means cancer or is it normal?

What does squamous cell in blood test means? Does it means cancer or is it normal?

Endothelium: In the blood, these are usually the cells that line the inside of the blood vessels. It's from an unlucky venipuncture. If your physician is not concerned, you should not be either. ...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


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