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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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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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Is anal leakage a sign of colon cancer?

Is anal leakage a sign of colon cancer?

Not usually.: Anal leakage is not usually a sign of cancer. It is more likely to be due to a problem with the anal sphincter or to a problem with the consistency of the stool. If it persists, though, it is abnormal and should be evaluated by your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are hemorrhoids a sign of cancer?

Are hemorrhoids a sign of cancer?

No, but...: ...It is often difficult to distinguish bleeding from hemorrhoids versus bleeding from a colon/rectal cancer. When in doubt, i advise a colonoscopy to determine the source of bleeding. ...Read more

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What is a sign of internal bleeding?

What is a sign of internal bleeding?

Variable: If into abdominal cavity, pain, anemia, weakness, etc. If into bowel: positive stool for blood, or black stool, or frank blood with BM. ...Read more

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Im 22 with minor anal leaking is that a common sign of colon cancer?

Im 22 with minor anal leaking is that a common sign of colon cancer?

First, there is: Underwear staining versus losing control of your bowels without realizing it. This is not usual cancer sign. You need an exam for sphincter tone and perianal sensation. ...Read more

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Is rectal bleeding just a symptom of problems with the bowel?

Is rectal bleeding just a symptom of problems with the bowel?

Often - yes: Often yes - possible causes include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, infections or inflammation. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurence. ...Read more

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Is pain a sign of cancer?

Is pain a sign of cancer?

Yes/No: Some cancers present with pain depending on the organ/ location, and if there is any involvement of nerve roots or nerve plexus. On the other hand, many tumors do not presents with pain. ...Read more

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Is excessive nose bleeding a worrisome sign of leukemia?

Is excessive nose bleeding a worrisome sign of leukemia?

Maybe: Excessive nosebleeds can be a sign of leukemia, but there are much more common causes. If these are concerning to you, please get it evaluated by a health care professional. ...Read more

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Has rectal bleeding when she is constipated. Can this be a sign of colon cancer?

Eval: Possible causes include: fissures, fistulas, hemorrhoids, cancer, infections or inflammation. Although rough, dry stool could lead to hemorrhoids or bleeding - you can not just assume that is the reason for bleeding. Get evaluated if more than a one time occurence. ...Read more

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Vaginal bleeding between periods - is that a sign of cancer?

Vaginal bleeding between periods - is that a sign of cancer?

Could be: Cancer is only one of the many causes of bleeding between periods, others being, hormonal imbalance, cervicitis, endometrial polyps. However, any irregular bleeding should be investigated to exclude cervical or endometrial cancer. ...Read more

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Is anal fissure an early sign of pregnancy?

Is anal fissure an early sign of pregnancy?

Anal fissure is : Caused by irregular bm's either chronic diarrhea or constipation. Regulate your bms by eating properly, drinking properly and avoiding excess alcohol and caffeine. ...Read more

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Is green stool a sign of colon cancer?

Not specifically: Bowel movement color is not a factor to watch for colon cancer unless you see blood. See a doctor for an examination. ...Read more

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Is severe cramping a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is severe cramping a sign of ovarian cancer?

most of the time: In the initial stages ovarian cancers will not have any symptoms, rare occasions possible to have ' severe craping ' but this is not usual presenting symptoms .Regular examination by your gynecologist is important for early diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?

Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?

Cancer is rare...: These are not typical presenting symptoms of colorectal cancer but could be seen in cancer patients in some cases. On the other hand these ARE common IBS symptoms. An easy way to reassure yourself is see a surgeon or GI doc who will be able to examen you and do some tests including a colonoscopy which. They can set your mind to rest. Feel better soon ...Read more

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Is black stool a symptom of colon cancer or ulcer?

Is black stool a symptom of colon cancer or ulcer?

Depends: There are many causes of black tarry stool. The common issue is bleeding in the intestine. Bleeding may be due to ulcers in the stomach, or intestine. Oral iron intake may produce dark stool. Colon cancer is one of the causes of bleeding in the intestine. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause of dark stools, especially if it is due to bleeding in the intestine. ...Read more

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Is itching a sign of any cance?

Is itching a sign of any cance?

Itching: Itching is a non specific symptoms . It can be due to allergy, insect bites, medications, liver problems, kidney failure and in certain cancers as well . Please consult your doctor . ...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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Is bleeding tendency a sign of some disease?

Is bleeding tendency a sign of some disease?

Various causes: There are a number of things that can lead to easy bleeding. Some are problems with blood clotting factors or platelets (a part of your blood that stops bleeding). It is best to be evaluated for this problem by a primary care physician or a hematologist. ...Read more

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I due for colonoscopy on Tuesday. Have had either bleeding hemorrhoids or (hopefully not anal cancer) a month or so. haven't seen doctor, just his nur?

I due for colonoscopy on Tuesday. Have had either bleeding hemorrhoids or (hopefully not anal cancer) a month or so. haven't seen doctor, just his nur?

Tell doctor: Tell your doctor of your concern prior to colonoscopy so that s/he may examine your anal canal before the procedure.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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How can I stop bleeding hemorrhoids?

How can I stop bleeding hemorrhoids?

Get Right Diagnosis: Not all rectal bleeding is hemorrhoids! most hemorrhoids (varicose veins of the anus) are soft, squishy tissue that may become more distended or protrude after straining or having a bowel movement. If torn with a bm or anal sex, they can bleed. But so can ulcerative colitis, crohns, benign tumors (polyps), or even cancer! you need to see a GI doc or colorectal surgeon for the right diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have painful, bleeding hemorrhoids. Is it okay to exercise?

I have painful, bleeding hemorrhoids. Is it okay to exercise?

Yes: Probably not biking, rowing, etc supine yoga, pilates, swimming where you are not sitting on the hemorrhoids. Get seen by general or colorectal surgeon. Be sure there are not other causes colon or rectal cancer, diverticulitis etc. ...Read more

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Is there a natural cure for non-bleeding hemorrhoids?

Is there a natural cure for non-bleeding hemorrhoids?

Natural hemmorrhoids: Witch hazel is a common one, soak a cotton square and apply 3 times a day and after bm's. Increase fiber in diet to prevent them in the future. ...Read more

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I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Is there an at home remedy i can use until i can get something at the store?

I have bleeding hemorrhoids. Is there an at home remedy i can use until i can get something at the store?

Baby WIPES!!: Help as well as a feminine napkin or tampon delicately placed in the area to tamponade the blood. If you can tolerate a cold compress or ice pack will also help constrict the blood vessels and decrease the bleeding. ...Read more

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I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?

I have internal & external bleeding hemorrhoids & can't completely empty my bowels. I also have hypoglycemia. What OTC is safe to take?

Please specify...: For what do you intend to use OTC? Please specify. Besides, we need to realize a 400-letter space will not suffice to address your concerns to the point. However, you need to take time & patience to learn/gain some insight on how handle sickness and life in articles listed in http://www.formefirst.com/onDealSickness.html & http://www.formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. ...Read more

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What to do dir bleeding hemorrhoids?

What to do dir bleeding hemorrhoids?

See your doctor: A General Surgeon could clip/cut off hemorrhoids and perform a colonoscope to look for other issues. Please see your doctor for a referral to a surgeon. Good luck ...Read more

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Bleeding hemorrhoids, how long would they continue to bleed for?

Bleeding hemorrhoids, how long would they continue to bleed for?

Indefinite time: Bleeding can continue with continued hard stools. They can cause damage to the surface as well as cause pressure to build up internal to the hemorrhoid due to "pushing out" the hard stool. ...Read more

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Dose the bleeding hemorrhoids have a foul smell? If not what could be causing the foul smell?

Dose the bleeding hemorrhoids have a foul smell? If not what could be causing the foul smell?

Are you sure it is: from the hemorrhoids? GI bleeding from other causes tends to be very foul smelling. How much blood are you passing? I would suggest you see your primary doctor for evaluation. If the bleeding is a lot, go to your local ER. You may need a colonoscopy as part of your evaluation. ...Read more

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I have very large and bleeding hemorrhoids since my 3rd child was born. Is surgery my only option?

See below: Some hemorrhoids can be treated with compounds such as preparation-h. If the hemorrhoids become lotted (very firm) surgery may be the only option. Talk to your surgeon about possible options for you. ...Read more

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How can I treat bleeding hemorrhoids at home? Do I just lie down on my belly and wait until the pain subsides?

Ok: But local pressure, reduce hemorrhoids to anal canal, suppositories to reduce inflammation proper bowel habits etc may need surgery have a plan. Serious anemia can happen. ...Read more

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How can I best take care of bleeding hemorrhoids?

Time works but...: Depends on what you have already tried. The first things are conservative including infcreasing fluid and fiber in diet to ensure that you bms are soft, losing weight, limiting the time sitting on the toilet. Flare ups are then treated with creams, ointments. If still a problem you could try banding and finally excision/ligatiom. Surgery is really the only definitive treatment for this. ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for bleeding hemorrhoids to stop bleeding!?

How long is it supposed to it take for bleeding hemorrhoids to stop bleeding!?

Varies: Need to stop the problem that results in bleeding hemorrhoids first. Avoid constipation and straining too long at the toilet. Dink more liquids. Increase fibers, fruits & vegetables in diet. Add metamucil to your diet. See a doctor to be sure it is hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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What are your thoughts? Could you be in pain if you have bleeding hemorrhoids?

Not necessarily: Can bleed from hemorrhoids without any pain or symptoms. See a doctor for an examination to be sure that bleeding is from only hemorrhoids & not anything else. ...Read more

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Supposed to turn in occult blood test. Have bleeding hemorrhoids off and on. Is it okay to collect sample couple days after bleeding stopped?

Supposed to turn in occult blood test. Have bleeding hemorrhoids off and on. Is it okay to collect sample couple days after bleeding stopped?

No: It is important to have the hemorrhoids taken care of first, before doing occult blood test. A positive occult blood test, even a false positive one will lead to additional investigation which may not be warranted. It would not take gross bleeding from hemorrhoids to produce a positive occult blood test. ...Read more

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My father, afraid of a colonoscopy, did at-home FIT tests. He's had 4 tests - all positive. Blames non-bleeding hemorrhoids. Could this be the cause?

My father, afraid of a colonoscopy, did at-home FIT tests.  He's had 4 tests - all positive. Blames non-bleeding hemorrhoids. Could this be the cause?

Alternatives: Positive FIT test should be evaluated by a doctor. If your father does not wish to have colonoscopy, there are imaging alternatives that are similar to colonoscopy. With timely colonoscopy, colon cancer can be prevented in virtually all people. Even if your father refuses to have colonoscopy, he should still see a doctor. ...Read more

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Bleeding hemorrhoids while 5 months pregnant. What is the safest treatment to get rid of it?

Bleeding hemorrhoids while 5 months pregnant. What is the safest treatment to get rid of it?

First diagnosis : After a diagnosis then avoid constipation, drink a lot of water, high fiber diet and exercise. Do not linger on the toilet because it put pressure on the area. Do kegel exercises. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods. Apply ice pack, soak bottom with warm water, use gentle soft tissue. Ask your doctor for a topical medication if no improvement. ...Read more

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I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now I am passing blood. Could I have bleeding hemorrhoids?

I had cramping and diarrhea all night, now I am passing blood.  Could I have bleeding hemorrhoids?

Not likely: Hemorrhoids do not cause cramping and diarrhea. These symptoms are more suggestive of colitis or an infection. See your doctor even if it gets better on its own. All rectal bleeding needs to be investigated to make sure that you don't have a serious cause. ...Read more

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Any connection between bleeding hemorrhoids and trace of blood in urine?

Any connection between bleeding hemorrhoids and trace of blood in urine?

Depends on Gender: If you are a man, almost impossible. If you are a woman, a tiny drop of blood from your anus could contaminate a urine sample taken to look for blood. To be sure that this doesn't happen, consider coving your anus with a small wad of toilet paper after carefully cleansing your bottom, vagina, and then the urethra (urine opening). Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

Swollen and inflamed veins in the rectum and anus that ...Read more


Anal Swelling (Definition)

accumulation of fluid at the opening at the end ...Read more