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Red blood, mucus stool.Dr did rectal exam found lg.Rubber textured growth.Scheduled colonoscopy.Other than cancer what could it be?45yr, female.Thanks

Red blood, mucus stool.Dr did rectal exam found lg.Rubber textured growth.Scheduled colonoscopy.Other than cancer what could it be?45yr, female.Thanks

Benign polyp?: A rubbery growth could be a cancer but could also be a benign polyp that has not become a cancer yet. At colonoscopy the growth might be able to be removed or might be judges too large to remove safely but pieces (biopsies) will be obtained to tell what it is. The video image is usually very accurate for an experienced endoscopist. ...Read more

Polyp (Definition)

A polyp may occur anyplace on the body, but is most commonly seen in the colon when a colonscopy exam is done. It is a bump or protrusion from the lining of the GI tract and colon, which can can be benign or turn ...Read more


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Extreme anemia, pale stool with mucus always diaherra that's thin . Pelvic pain . When passing normal stool it's hard and i bleed.. Colon cancer?

Extreme anemia, pale stool with mucus always diaherra that's thin . Pelvic pain . When passing normal stool it's hard and i bleed.. Colon cancer?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that you have colon cancer. But if you have anemia and bleed on passing stool, you must see your doctor for an evaluation. It may be as simple as taking a fiber laxative to soften the stool and taking iron supplement to correct iron deficiency. However, that can only be determined after examining you and it has to be done in person by your doctor. ...Read more

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Dx with IBS, 4 Ct scans over last 3 years, just show diverticulosis (not itis), narrow stools or small pebbly stools, mucus, ocaisional blood, cancer?

Dx with IBS, 4 Ct scans over last 3 years, just show diverticulosis (not itis), narrow stools or small pebbly stools, mucus, ocaisional blood, cancer?

Probably not: This is probably not caner, but you may want to report your symptoms to your doctor to see if she thinks a colonoscopy would be helpful. ...Read more

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Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. abdominal pain. could it be colon cancer? Im 18 years old. (No cancer in family)

Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. abdominal pain. could it be colon cancer? Im 18 years old. (No cancer in family)

You need an exam: although it would be rare in someone your age to have colon cancer, especially without a family history, you should definitely be seen and examined by a qualified colorectal surgeon or GI... if you are also having sharp anal pain with BMs you might have something simple like an anal fissure, which can also cause bleeding and (occasionally) pencil thin stools. ...Read more

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21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read more

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Does a little bit of bloody mucus mean rectal or colon cancer?

Does a little bit of bloody mucus mean rectal or colon cancer?

Blood needs check-up: Bleeding from the GI tract (whether identified via mouth or rectum, whether visible in stool or found on fecal occult blood test) is never normal. Even "a little bit" of bleeding deserves evaluation to identify source. For most patients, however bleeding as you describe does not mean cancer, but rather inflammation, broken blood vessels, diverticulosis, infection, ischemia, fissures, hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Polyp removed in upper rectum and solitary rectal ulcer sowed in flexible sigmoidoscopy. still start tip of stool is hard and red blood on stool help!

Polyp removed in upper rectum and solitary rectal ulcer sowed in flexible sigmoidoscopy. still start tip of stool is hard and red blood on stool help!

Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &a assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent ...Read more

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Passed a round, 1/2" diameter "ball" from rectum after extreme diarrhea. Did search photos of polyps & hemmoroids. Looked exactly like colon polyp. ?

Passed a round, 1/2" diameter "ball" from rectum after extreme diarrhea. Did search photos of polyps & hemmoroids. Looked exactly like colon polyp. ?

Go to GI doctor: It would be very unusual to pass a colon polyp. It may be a blood clot. It would be very wise to see a gastroenterologist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Can watery stool mean I have colon cancer?

Can watery stool mean I have colon cancer?

Unlikely: It would be very, very unlikely at the age of 16 to have colon cancer. Watery stools would most likely be related to a viral illness that should last no more than 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. confused?

Uc flare with thin stools, chunks of blood in stool, and frequency. Egd, colonoscopy, biopsies & digital perianal & rectal exam all normal. confused?

UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. Flares may occur acutely, even after an unremarkable colon evaluation. Don't delay in ruling out superimposed infection, & seeking help from your gastroenterologist. Call him/her now-- ...Read more

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Pencil shaped stool: could this indicate bowel cancer?

Pencil shaped stool: could this indicate bowel cancer?

Possible: A rectal cancer could be a cause of decreased caliber stool, but there are others, so you need to seek an immediate physical exam, starting with the most basic technique, the digital rectal exam. Your doctor can guide you, but seek help. ...Read more

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Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Docs, could a large colon polyp mean colon cancer?

Not really: Not really the size of the polyp does not determined if it is cancer or not of course large polyp can do more damage and depend on location can cause obstruction and bleeding the histology of the polyp determined if it is malignant or pre malignant. ...Read more

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I have anal fissure cuts in my rectum no constipation soft dark stool light dark blood doctor examined saw veins burst can this be hemorrhoids also?

I have anal fissure cuts in my rectum no constipation soft dark stool light dark blood doctor examined saw veins burst can this be hemorrhoids also?

Hemorrhoids fissures: Hemorrhoids are venous structures. Fissures are a tear with scarring in this delicate tissue. Constipation, is local trauma to anal canal as large, hard stool passes. Straining, coughing, lifting lead to increased venous pressures and rectal trauma. Fissures once started can progress. Care and treatment is the same, decrease anal trauma, get evaluated by local doc or surgeon. Good luck, be well. ...Read more

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How often are colon polyps malignant? What if the polyps was causing bloody stool?

1-3%: Approx 20% of patients >50 years old have adenomatous polyps (potentially precancerrous).The vast majority of colon polyps are benign, but if they remain in the colon for a long time(>10 years) they have the potential to progress to a cancer.Both benign and cancerous polyps can cause blood y stools all patients with blood with bm should be examined. ...Read more

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Small hard painless lump in rectum. Occasional bleeding from rectum. What can this be? Young female

Small hard painless lump in rectum. Occasional bleeding from rectum. What can this be? Young female

Need tests: Need endoscopic examination and biopsy for diagnosis and treatment with out this is speculative , speak to your doctor and get it done soon. ...Read more

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Do colon cancer polyps cause constant blood in the stool or intermittently? Do polyps only bleed when they're ruptured from straining passing stool?

Do colon cancer polyps cause constant blood in the stool or intermittently? Do polyps only bleed when they're ruptured from straining passing stool?

Intermittent: Bleeding form polyps is intermittent and depends on the size and type of polyp. That is why yearly testing is recommended. You may consult this site for information about blood in stool. http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-stool#1 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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I'm 19 and they found 2 inflammatory polyps, .59 cm hyperplastic polyp, and rectal juvenile polyp in my colon. What's the risk of future colon cancer?

Genetics consult: 19 yo woman PMH sig for iron deficiency anemia with colonic polyps found on virtual colonoscopy. You need a referral for a standard colonoscopy where the polyps will be removed and examined pathologically. With your history, you may have Inflammatory Bowel Disease and or some type of familial polyposis which may give you a higher risk in future but your expert GI doc will always watch out for you ...Read more

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DR Dx internal hemorroids- bright red bleed,pain -like a tear, itching,w/ BM- can feel tiny lump outside of anus. Is this normal?ho constipation 32yo

DR Dx internal hemorroids- bright red bleed,pain -like a tear, itching,w/ BM- can feel tiny lump outside of anus. Is this normal?ho constipation 32yo

Old external hemorr.: Internal hemorrhoids and external hemorrhoids share the same underlying veins and are often found together, although not necessarily enlarged/inflamed at the same time. An external hemorrhoid is usually very painful with sharp pain and feels different than the burning/pressure of an internal hemorrhoid. When an external hemorrhoid resolves, it a little non-tender "skin tag" next to the anus. ...Read more