Is it possible to have blood in your stool, but not have colorectal cancer?

Yes. The most common causes of rectal bleeding are diverticular disease, arteriovenous malformations of the colon, and hemorrhoids. The bleeding caused by colorectal cancer is typically not significant enough to be seen by the naked eye.
Blood in stool. The most comman source of blood in the stool is Hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Evaluation for colon cancer is a more age related issue. Patients over age 40 should be evaluated with colonoscopy to rule out other possible causes of bleeding, eCenter if there hemorrhoids are prominent. Under 40, if office exam reveals minimal findings, then colonoscopy should be completed on a case by case basis.
Yes. Other causes include diverticulosis, ulcerative colitis, crohn's, ischemic colitis, infectious colitis, polyps, hemorrhoids and fissure.

Related Questions

I have chronic dry, hard stool and go 4-6d/wk that started 6 mo ago. How often is this the only sign of colorectal cancer?

Not likely. Now, if you have a change in stool diameter , or color, such as black or red stained stools, that would be suspicious. Hard, dry stool is often a sign of lack of water and/or dietary issues. I suggest lots of water, a balanced diet with fiber, vegetables, and fruits. Limit alcohol intake. Talk to your doctor or health provider. Don't take more fibre supplements than are recommended. Good luck. Read more...
Cancer unlikely. First, you are very young. Colon cancer almost never occurs at this age. Second, this would not be a typical symptom at any age. I encourage a diet high in fruits and vegetables and that you drink plenty of fluids. If the problem persists, see your doctor. Read more...

I am having mucus in stool, not much but still can see them. I'm scared and worried is that colorectal cancer? And how colorectal Cancer stool looks?

Stool test for blood. It is very unlikely that you have colorectal cancer. You may do a stool test for blood, called Fit test. 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...

I am 23 male. I had symptoms of hemorroid for one year. I fear it be colorectal cancer as my stool is thin but not much may it be?

See colorectal doc. Best way to identify the problem at hand is visiting a colorectal surgeon who can examine the area and advise you accordingly. Read more...
Unlikely. You should get an examination done by your doctor. He can tell you if it is hemorroids or something else as the cause. Colorectal cancer is quite rare and unlikely in a 23 year old. Yet you should get an examination done to find out what is wrong with your anorectal area. Read more...
Yes. Anyone with symptoms such as a change in bowel habits, bloody stools, or a change in caliber of stool need to have a colonoscopy. No exceptions. Read more...

What is a highly likely sign of colorectal cancer? I'm curious because I've heard bloody or jet black stool are sure signs.

Black stools. can indicate several things. There may be internal bleeding. It is important that you see your doc ASAP. He/she will find the cause and help. Peace and good health. Read more...

I have chronic dry, hard stool and go 4-6d/wk that started 6 mo ago. Fiber&fluid only s/w help. How often is this the only sign of colorectal cancer?

Very rarely. The. whole point of most cancers, & many other diseases (such as arterial disease which ~50% of population has started by later childhood), is that there are no symptoms, the whole point of focusing on other indicators such as colonoscopies for colon cancer, BEFORE symptomatic. Read more...