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Do you think I have colon cancer? Bleeding from rectum
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
2 doctors agree
In brief: Maybe
Get checked. Could be anal fissure or hemorrhoids.
Don't want to miss a cancer in its early stages.

In brief: Maybe
Get checked. Could be anal fissure or hemorrhoids.
Don't want to miss a cancer in its early stages.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Need more informatio
Is this fresh blood or altered blood? Bright blood per rectum is more likely to be due to hemorrhoids than cancer.
But bleeding from even hemorrhoids can cause anemia and related health problems. Any bleeding from any orifice is a good reason to see your doctor asap.

In brief: Need more informatio
Is this fresh blood or altered blood? Bright blood per rectum is more likely to be due to hemorrhoids than cancer.
But bleeding from even hemorrhoids can cause anemia and related health problems. Any bleeding from any orifice is a good reason to see your doctor asap.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Tushar Patel
Radiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: See a doctor
Rectal bleeding can be from a variety of causes including hemmorhoids, colon cancer, diverticular disease, etc.
You need to get it checked out by your doctor.

In brief: See a doctor
Rectal bleeding can be from a variety of causes including hemmorhoids, colon cancer, diverticular disease, etc.
You need to get it checked out by your doctor.
Dr. Tushar Patel
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: You should see MD
I think it is not normal and you should see your doctor and have a further evaluation.
It could be bleeding from hemorrhoid, could be from diverticulosis, could be from the upper GI area- stomach etc, could be from mass or cancer in the rectum/colon etc. What ever the cause is- rectal bleeding is never normal and should be evaluated further. Colonoscopy would need to be done +/- endoscopy.

In brief: You should see MD
I think it is not normal and you should see your doctor and have a further evaluation.
It could be bleeding from hemorrhoid, could be from diverticulosis, could be from the upper GI area- stomach etc, could be from mass or cancer in the rectum/colon etc. What ever the cause is- rectal bleeding is never normal and should be evaluated further. Colonoscopy would need to be done +/- endoscopy.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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