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Is bleeding from the butt a sign of bowel cancer?

Is bleeding from the butt a sign of bowel cancer?

Can be: It can be caused by variety of things- including cancer. Nobody knows for sure unless you go to see your doctor and have it checked. One thing is for sure, however, that you would need to have a trip to go to see your gastroenterologist for a GI work-up ( colonoscopy and +/- an endoscopy if warranted. ). ...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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Help please! is bleeding bowels a symptom of bowel cancer ?

Help please! is bleeding bowels a symptom of bowel cancer ?

Could be: Bleeding could be bright red or stools could be black, depending on site of bleeding. Rectal bleeding is abnormal. It should be investigated. At your age, colon cancer is unlikely unless you have ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis, but you should have it checked out, because there are other causes, some of them serious, that can cause rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Sometimes: Sometimes bowel cancers bleed, but not always, and they may or may not get worse. If you are concerned please see your oncologist or gastroenterologist to discuss. ...Read more

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Would bowel cancer alter blood tests? Abdo pain, rectal bleeding and back ache for 12 mnths. Dr won't refer for colonoscopy as I'm 27 + blood test ok

Would bowel cancer alter blood tests? Abdo pain, rectal bleeding and back ache for 12 mnths. Dr won't refer for colonoscopy as I'm 27 + blood test ok

See different doctor: Rectal bleeding warrants investigation. It is unlikely that you have colon cancer and colonoscopy is probably not required, however, you still need to be evaluated for the cause of rectal bleeding. It may be hemorrhoids, even that needs to be treated. If your current doctor is providing satisfactory care, it is reasonable to see another doctor. 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

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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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I have 2 hard lumps in my head they r about the size of a marble. Can they b a sign of bowel cancer ?

I have 2 hard lumps in my head they r about the size of a marble. Can they b a sign of bowel cancer ?

Unlikely: I'm not sure why you are concerned about "bowel cancer" from lumps in your head. Bowel cancer presents in many ways but head lumps is not one i'm familiar with. If you have blood in your bowel movements or abdominal pain or unexplained weight loss that might be suggestive. Either way you should see your primary care doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What would cause an adult to have green stools? Is it something to worry about? Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

What would cause an adult to have green stools? Is it something to worry about? Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

Color: The color of stool doesnt matter unless they are red (bloody) white (acholic , no pigment) or back (tarry) for upper Gi bleed. The color can be affected by what we eat. No, it is not a sign of bowel cancer. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of bowel cancer?

Could you tell me what are signs of bowel cancer?

Bowel issues: Depending upon where in the colon or bowler the cancer arises and how advancednitnis it can cause different sympts or none at all. This screening is very important with routine stool exams for blood and colonoscopies once 50yo in non high risk patients. Bright red blood can mean a lower colon or bowel problem, dark blood or stool can b due to upper colon or stomach issue. Pain/change in stool. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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