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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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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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Does vaginal and rectal bleeding mean cancer?

Does vaginal and rectal bleeding mean cancer?

Not necessarily: Don't make assumptions - just get it medically assessed. Take care. ...Read more

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

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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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?

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?

Not cancer: Endometrial cells on pap is not a sign of cancer. Adenomyosis can explain heavy bleeding and cramping, but doesn't rule out cancer. Make certain your concerns and communication with your doctor is very good. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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Rectal bleeding will someone help me understand causes? Cancer in the family

Rectal bleeding will someone help me understand causes? Cancer in the family

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 professional ...Read more

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Do all colon cancer patients have rectal bleeding?

Do all colon cancer patients have rectal bleeding?

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 pain ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not likely: Yes, poking can cause bleeding. Question is more why are you so constipated and what can be done about it? Drink plenty water, eat fiber rich, try some over the counter fiber supplements and Dulcolax is stool softener which is also helpful. ...Read more

Dr. Jason Campbell
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Rectal Bleeding (Definition)

Rectal bleeding is a symptom in which a person has blood coming out of his anus, either during bowel movements (when he poops) and/or at other times. The bleeding can be from ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more