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Prostate Cancer Blood In Stool
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
At what age would having blood in stool make a doctor start to worry about cancer? Age 20 years? Age 25 years?
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?
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
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
When colon cancer causes blood in stool, is occult blood present in the whole stool, or can blood be present only in some parts of stool?
Blood doesn't: Have to be uniform in the stool. ...Read more
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
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
Can a normal polyp that isn't cancer/precancerous cause symptoms like mucus and blood in stool? How big risk is a cancer in colon/rectal in a 18 yr boy
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.
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
Been having blood in stool on on it for two weeks significant amount could this be colon cancer also have small hyatal hernia but taking meds?
Check with your doc:
do not wait and do not procrastinate! ...Read more
Blood work is fine, stool test result; no blood in stool or parasites. Why am I still losing weight? Scared it's cancer. I'm 18 I feel fine also?
If 8 months colonoscopy was done and a CT scan 2 months ago and all clear, what could be the cause of blood in stool? Could cancer redevelop in 2 months
Unlikely: In a female of your young age colon cancer would very unlikely unless there are genetic causes the colonoscopy is more sensitive than a ct scan in finding early polyps and cancer polyps can be missed by the doctor if the procedure is not thorough or done by an experienced operator common causes of blood if on surface of stool or in the bowl are hemorrhoids or anal causes. ...Read more
28 yrs old, male. Do narrow stools always indicate colon cancer or are there other reasons? No blood in stool. Bloating and gas.
No – but what's up?: And narrowed caliber of stool can be commonly associated with colon carcinoma in any age group. It relates to the relative constriction of the rectum prior to evacuation. Other conditions include rectal stenosis, a sizable rectal polyp, or other conditions serving to narrow and constricted the normal sized stool. Best let a gastroenterologist evaluate you by colonoscopy and anoscopy. ...Read more
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
I have a slight pain near my tail bone. I have also recently had blood in stool but I do have hemmorroids. Is colon cancer likely?
Positive for blood in stool. Dr. Won't do colonoscopy because I'm not a candidate for surgery. (have stage 3b lung cancer & severe copd) any suggesti?
Possibly repeat test: Occult testing often leads to false positives. Abnormal test results may occur after eating meat, a nosebleed or gum bleed. It does not necessarily indicate internal bleeding. With stage iiib lung cancer and severe copd, I suspect your doctor believes there is really no benefit to further testing due to these very severe illnesses that will probably limit lifespan. ...Read more
Been having thin/narrow stools. Clear rectal exam by gp/no blood in stool. Should I fear colon cancer? I'm 39 &had adenocarcinoma insitu of cervix 4yrago
Possible lesion: In situ adeno unrelated unless some for of radiation employed that could narrow distal bowel. Narrowing of stool suggests that there is some constriction of bowel causing a narrowing of the lumen and thus the stool. Blood does not have to be present but relying on a gp rectal not satisfactory. Sigmoidoscopy at a minimum and colonoscopy more accepted for this problem. ...Read more
Do I have cancer? Losing weight & I eat a lot. My hair is brittle, always tired & nauseated, little blood in stool & bum. Period is late 2x in 2 month
I did a CT scan came back negative for diverticulitis but showed a narrowing of the colon. 3cm. Other organs are ok. Does it mean I have colon cancer? I have no blood in stool but I had two episode of complete blockage with vomiting. Colonoscopy next
Colonoscopy, that you planning, should settle the issue.
Wish you good health!
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You Should consider: Normal PSA (Prostatic Specific Antigen) 2.5- 3.0 ng/ml Based on the levels, examination of prostate, due to peak incidence at your age, your doctor recommended and follow your doctor's advise, it is a low risk procedure, At your age yes if you are two more decades older (75) then will be no (now most take that path) ...Read more
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
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