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I have maroon stools. Is it possible that I might have coloncancer?

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Dr. Carl Van Wey
Radiation Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Needs evaluation

Your md will probably refer you to a GI specialist for endoscopy.
There are many causes for maroon stools, but cancer could be one of them.

In brief: Needs evaluation

Your md will probably refer you to a GI specialist for endoscopy.
There are many causes for maroon stools, but cancer could be one of them.
Dr. Carl Van Wey
Dr. Carl Van Wey
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2 doctors agree

In brief: It is possible

You definitely nee dto be evaluated by your primary care doctor. There are many reasons for maroon stools - many of which are not from a cancer.
However, the presence of maroon stools does require investigation.

In brief: It is possible

You definitely nee dto be evaluated by your primary care doctor. There are many reasons for maroon stools - many of which are not from a cancer.
However, the presence of maroon stools does require investigation.
Dr. Matthew Lublin
Dr. Matthew Lublin
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2 doctors agree

In brief: See your doctor!

Maroon stools indicate a significant amount of blood in your stool.
That can happen for other reasons besides colon cancer, but you will almost certainly need a colonoscopy. Don't put it off!

In brief: See your doctor!

Maroon stools indicate a significant amount of blood in your stool.
That can happen for other reasons besides colon cancer, but you will almost certainly need a colonoscopy. Don't put it off!
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
Dr. Daniel Reichenbach
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Dr. Michael Korona
Radiology - Interventional
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Get checked

Worse to go undiagnosed.

In brief: Get checked

Worse to go undiagnosed.
Dr. Michael Korona
Dr. Michael Korona
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