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Is Persistent Vaginal Or Rectal Bleeding A Sign Of Cancer
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
Could be.: But not likely at your age unless you have first degree relatives with colon cancer. If the blood is bright red and at the end of the stool or only coating the stool (vice incorporated into the stool) this is likely due to hemorrhoid. Dark red blood, sticky blood or blood in the stool are some reasons to have further evaluation.
Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP.
Having irregular periods. Bleeding time to time for two weeks but not fully and colour of blood is different. Is that sign of cancer?
I have adenomyosis with heavy bleeding w/clots that soak through my clothes. Pap smear had endometrial cells. Could this be a sign of cancer?
Is bleeding every other week no pain or cramps with nausea, tiredness, headaches and breast fullness a sign of cancer??
When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?
8 yr kid - bad allergies, I gave her Flonase. Had a nosebleed. Stopped it, had another bleed a few days later. Are nosebleeds sign of cancer?
Unlikely: To be clear, yes, nosebleeds are a potential sign of cancer, but rare in a child that age and with other more likely cause. Flonase can easily dry out the lining of the nasal passages - this is a common side effect. Allergies can also do this. It is important to keep the nasal passages moist. Many have swabbed Vaseline in the nasal passages with a Q-tip or used nasal saline with great results.See 1 more doctor answer
Rule out cancer: All rectal bleeding s are not cancers many benign lesions like hemorrhoids, polyps, fissures, inflammations, infections, foreign bodies will cause to bleed. In every rectal bleeding, first suspicion is cancer and must rule out cancer, with family history of cancer you must see your physician, for examination and endoscopy, finally assurance by professionalSee 2 more doctor answers
30 now I've had rectal bleeding for about 12-15 years, profuse sometimes, but only after I poke inside to remove feces (I know, I'm weird). cancer?
Dr diagnosed external hems 4 weeks ago. Had rectal bleeding 3 times last week. Rectal exam showed none today. Was blood caused by rhoids or cancer?
Probably: If the blood was bright red and not mixed with stool, it is quite likely that you bled from the hemorrhoids. However to be sure, I recommend that a proctologist or colorectal surgeon start with a simple flexible sigmoidoscopy which visualizes the descending colon and would be good evidence in ruling out internal hemorrhoids, benign polyps, ulcerative colitis, or malignant growths.
Not always.: Early in colon cancer, there are typically NO symptoms until the cancer tumor grows large enough that it begins to cause problems in the digestive tract. Small, asymptomatic cancers can be found by screening colonoscopy. Larger tumors may cause changes in bowel habits (diarrhea/constipation/change in consistency of stool), blood in stool, unexplained weight loss, weakness/fatigue, persistent painSee 2 more doctor answers
Possibly: Depending on the stage of the prostate cancer, rectal bleeding can be present. However, if it an early stage prostate cancer, rectal bleeding is generally not associated with prostate cancer. Also, previous radiation treatment for prostate cancer may cause rectal inflammation and cause subsequent rectal bleeding but this generally resolves over time.See 2 more doctor answers
Bright red rectal bleeding stopped 2.5 years ago -- had sigmoidoscopy then and didn't see anything. Does cancer usually continue to bleed?
Hemorrhoids: Bright red blood may signify a hemorrhoid and that was self limiting. The sigmoidoscopy showed that no cancer was present in the sigmoid colon. Your doctor wanted to know your family history of cancer and cancer would continue to have episodes over 2+ years. Talk with your doctor to discuss your concerns. People need a screening colonoscopy at 50 or sooner with a risk factor.See 1 more doctor answer
Yes: One of the potential side effects for radiation therapy to treat prostate cancer is rectal bleeding. This can occur after brachytherapy or external beam therapy. This is called proctitis and is generally mild and self-limiting. It usually does not require any treatment other than conservative management such as maintaining soft bowel movements, hydration, and monitoring of blood work.See 2 more doctor answers
Rectal bleeding, DRE found no evidence of piles but stool was dark. 30 y/o. Need colonoscopy. Cancer?????
Likely not: There are many reasons for rectal bleeding, including internal hemorrhoid, inflammatory bowel disease and diverticulitis, among others. Colon cancer is certainly a reason, but at your age, unless you have a huge family history of colon cancer, it is way down on the list. You should get a colonoscopy for sure, but don't go into it with the worst case assumption
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.
Had rectal bleeding for a few weeks 2.5 years ago. No bleeding since. Dr said it was likely fissure that healed. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?
Colon cancer: Given your age and symptoms your doctor is probably correct. If you are not bleeding and not having symptoms I would not refer you for colonoscopy to evaluate for colon cancer. And yes, colon cancer would continue to bleed and would have caused multiple other symptoms by now.See 1 more doctor answer
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