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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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Is blood coming from the penis a sign of cancer?

Is blood coming from the penis a sign of cancer?

See a doctor: Blood in the urine can be from tumors in the urinary tract (bladder, kidneys, urethra), from urinary tract stones, infection, or trauma. You need to see a doctor whenever you see blood coming out of the penis, or any other body orifice for that matter. ...Read more

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Is it true that a low white blood cell count be a sign of cancer?

Is it true that a low white blood cell count be a sign of cancer?

Possibly: While other diseases can cause low white blood cell counts, the possibility of cancer in the bone marrow is always raised when this is seen. Cancer cells can replace the normal cells of the bone marrow. The normal cells produce mature circulating blood cells (white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets). If they are compromised, so are their products. ...Read more

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Could bright red blood in stool be sign of cancer? I do have history of hemmroids

Could bright red blood in stool be sign of cancer? I do have history of hemmroids

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. ...Read more

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Burning pain when defecating , feels more intense after BM with occasional blood after hard stool. Is this a sign of cancer?

Burning pain when defecating , feels more intense after BM with occasional blood after hard stool. Is this a sign of cancer?

Lower GI endoscopy: The symptoms may occur with hemorrhoids, anal fissure and anal cancer (or lower GI cancer). It is suggested that he see a gastroenterologist and have a lower GI endoscopy performed. ...Read more

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I've had a blood test at a&e due to a broken nose they said I have a low white blood count and my mate said it's a sign of cancer as I ain't been ill.

I've had a blood test at a&e due to a broken nose they said I have a low white blood count and my mate said it's a sign of cancer as I ain't been ill.

Not true: A low blood count by itself is not indicative of cancer. See your family doctor to discuss the findings. Without knowing all the details I am unable to provide a more detailed answer. ...Read more

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22 year old. Red blood in bowel movements. Is this a sign of cancer?

22 year old. Red blood in bowel movements. Is this a sign of cancer?

Low likelihood, but: Go to a health provider to figure this out. Colon cancer is very, very rare in someone <30 years old. There are many other causes of red blood in stool; that being said, this is something that should be taken care of sooner than later. ...Read more