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Hello my husband is only 38 and is a truck driver who has bee experiencing blood in stool should that b a sign of prostate cancer?

Hello my husband is only 38 and is a truck driver who has bee experiencing blood in stool should that b a sign of prostate cancer?

Get evaluated: Blood in the stool can be due to bleeding hemorrhoids or a small tear from passing a large stool. His sitting for a living with little exercise is a risk for constipation. Blood in stools is also a possible sign of colon cancer. I recommend he be evaluated to determine the cause of his symptoms. Prostate cancer can be evaluated by blood test and exam. ...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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What are the symptoms of cancer? Blood in stool?

What are the symptoms of cancer? Blood in stool?

Too broad a question: Cancer at each site has specific symptoms. Frank blood in stool is usually not a common symptom of even colon cancer. Some common symptoms are weight loos, weakness, mass or lump in an organ, change in bowel habits, cough etc. You may wish to be more specific in your question as to what type of cancer are you concerned about. ...Read more

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Bright red blood in stool? Should I get tested for cancer?

Bright red blood in stool? Should I get tested for cancer?

Start with your: Family doctor. They can check for common cause, organize further w/u after a digital/finger exam. The pcp can then send you for further tests. ...Read more

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Small cracker crumb size speck of bright blood in stool only, painful 2 pass happened 1 other time in teen no diaherra. Cause? Cancer??

Small cracker crumb size speck of bright blood in stool only, painful 2 pass happened 1 other time in teen no diaherra. Cause? Cancer??

Probably Hemorrhoid: Cancer is very unlikely. If you have a history of constipation, you may have developed a hemorrhoid. Generally, people will notice a speck (or sometimes more) of bright red blood on the toilet paper after a hard bowel movement. If there is blood in the stool (red or black/tarry which is older blood) or a substantial amount of blood, you should see a doctor to rule out other causes. ...Read more

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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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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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Blood in stool as part of physical...had in home fecal test for past two years, but this year it was positive is this possible cancer?

Blood in stool as part of physical...had in home fecal test for past two years, but this year it was positive is this possible cancer?

Need more info: In an adult male blood is stool warrants a colonoscopic examination to rule out colon cancer. However, colon cancer is not the only cause of blood in stool. Please consult with your doctor who know more about your health.
Wish you good health! ...Read more

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Does thyroid cancer cause blood in stool?

Does thyroid cancer cause blood in stool?

No: This is not something routinely seen with thyroid cancer. It's somewhat possible that this could happen if the cancer had spread to involve the GI tract but this isn't a common occurance either. ...Read more

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I'm 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?

I'm 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?

No: The commonest cause of painless rectal bleeding in a young individual is internal hemorrhoids. You should see your pcp who can do proctodscopy and see if the hemorrhoids are bleeding. He can then decide whether you need colonoscopy or a colorectal surgeon for treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18

Blood work is fine, no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18

Calorie record need: If thyroid test, tsh normal and all labs normal, do a diet/calorie record for at least 3 days to know for sure what you are taking in, on average 3000 calories equal 1 pound. How much exersize are you doing? How many bowel movements per day, could have abowel disorder[ibs, crohns, ] or absorbtion disorder or diabetes, check fasting glucose level [but labs normal? ]could be your genetics, bmi normal? ...Read more

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Blood in stool past 2 weeks, no pain, does seem to have anal fissure that is healing but still some blood streaks should I be about cancer?

Blood in stool past 2 weeks, no pain, does seem to have anal fissure that is healing but still some blood streaks should I be about cancer?

Cancer not common: Blood per rectum is abnormal. Seems that you have explained it with the fissure. If you continue to be constipated, you shouldn't ever have to force out a bm, the fissure won't heal. Still advise you see GI doc for full colonoscopy. As often as 1 out of 3 times the full endoscopy wll find an additional problem. Usually polyps, but rarely (at your age) a cancer. ...Read more

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How quickly do colorectal cancers progress once symptoms like blood in stool show? No symps just always have high anxiety about getting cancer.

How quickly do colorectal cancers progress once symptoms like blood in stool show? No symps just always have high anxiety about getting cancer.

Surveillance: The fact that you are worried -- whether or not the actual risk is worth it -- is a reason itself to begin getting occasional colonoscopies. If there's a family history, all the more reasons. In the absence of the non-polyposis colon cancer family syndromes, colon cancers are usually preceeded by benign polyps removable for cure. Ask whether you can start intensive surveillance now. ...Read more

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Other than blood in stool I have all the symptoms of colon c.Gastro is doing stool samples then a flexible sigmoid. How can this diagnosis cancer? Thank you.

Other than blood in stool I have all the symptoms of colon c.Gastro is doing stool samples then a flexible sigmoid. How can this diagnosis cancer? Thank you.

Not always: What gastro's do best is colonoscopy, especially at 54. There must be a reason why a flex sig is being done as opposed to colonoscopy in setting of "symptoms of colon cancer". Ask your gastro for clarification. ...Read more

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Have massive constipation. Just went a little the size of a pebble and had blood in stool. Do I have cancer? Or ibs?

Trying to poop a: Brick by straining caused the blood. It seems like top and bottom approach needed. Fleets enema from below; citrat of magnesis by mouth. Last try before going to urgent care for manual disempactment no joy for you or provider. Then solve how you got this way, and how to prevent. Unlikely cancer or ibs. Narcotics cause this. Do not use bisacodyl product (dulcolax) stimulant. ...Read more

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How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old male it runs in the family I have had constipation it goes away and comes back there is no blood in stool.

Depends: Colon cancer is rare at your age. It is prudent to get screening colonoscopy at an age ten years younger than the lowest age at which any family member was diagnosed with colon cancer. ...Read more

Dr. K. Mujib Haque
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Gastrointestinal Bleeding (Definition)

A long tube runs from the mouth to the anus. It includes, in order, the mouth, throat, esophagus, stomach, small intestine (duodenum, jejunum, ileus), caecum, the ascending, transverse, descending, and sigmoid colon (or large intestine) and the rectum. The space inside that tube, the lumen, is considered to be outside of the body. When we bleed into that space ...Read more


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Prostate (Definition)

The prostate is a gland that lies at the base of the bladder and surrounding a segment of urethra. It secretes a milky fluid that is discharged by excretory ducts into the urethra during the emission of semen. It is clinically important because enlargement of the prostate with age, and prostate cancer are two common ...Read more