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Rectal Cancer Or Hemorrhoid
Pressure in rectum during/following recent bout of constipation. Normal bm with some ball turds here and there. Colon/rectal cancer? Hemorrhoid?
Constipation: Common things being common, you are unlikely to have colon cancer or prostate issues at your age. Constipation is another issue, and i suspect you've still got it. Retained hard stool in your rectum may be causing your symptoms, or a hemorrhoid caused by straining. Try a laxative, lots of water, and adding more fiber to your diet. ...Read more
Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the rectum this can occur in the cells that ...Read more
I've had blood in my stool for years. I've had hemorrhoid problems for a while but it has always been bright red. Chance of rectal cancer?
I have hemorrhoid for 2 years.Infrequent narrow stools. I feel a bulge on my anus when defecating. Do I have colon/rectal cancer?Im so worried.
Doubt cancer: But it is possible. A simple look at your behind by your doc should be reassuring. ...Read more
I'm 25 could I have rectal cancer? I'm scared and have no health insurance. I have no blood in my stools maybe its hemeroids?
Not sure: You say you have no blood in your stool so what are your symptoms? If you are having rectal pain, pressure in the rectal area, changes in your bowels or weight loss then you should see your doctor. Rectal cancer in your age group is not common but the above symptoms need to be checked. ...Read more
Great question, no: Piles, or hemorrhoids, are a normal part of our anatomy. They do not turn into cancer. But what we see too often is patients assuming that rectal bleeding, pain, etc is due to hemorrhoids and not get seen. In other words, the symptoms of piles can be the same as rectal cancer. Even though it's uncomfortable and embarrassing people with these symptoms should get examined ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not likely: While it is possible for a rectal tumor to cause bleeding or pain, the more common presentation would be changes in bowel movements. Blood on toilet paper is far more likely to b due to internal hemorrhoids, constipation, or rectal irritation from something else. Colon cancer can cause dark blood in stool while brighter red blood would be more related to the rectum&anus. See md for office exam. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely.: Anal tightness on its own is not likely to be associated with colon or rectal cancer. However, if this is an aquired symptom along with hemorrhoids and/or anal fissure, you should see your doctor and get tested/checked out for rectal or colon cancer to be sure you don't have it also, and to prevent you from getting it. ...Read more
Male 50 robot prostectomy 1/20213:i have recently observed blood, clots and mucous in bm. Am i at risk for rectal cancer? Colonscopy will be sched asap
Recommend GI eval.: Assuming you have had no radiation treatments related to treatment of your prostate cancer, the bleeding in your stool is unrelated to your prostate cancer and related to some underlying GI problem: polyp, cancer, colitis, hemorrhoids, diverticulosis, etc. Agree with colonoscopy as next step. ...Read more
The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more
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