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My son has a history of chrons disease, for almost 10 years.Today he said he noted black arond his rectum, not stool.Is this a sign of cancer?

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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
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In brief: Depends

On what he is referring to? The black could the tarry stool which s associated with blood in the stool.
If it is the tissue colored black, still notlikely to be cancer, but definitely not normal. By the way, how did you son see his own rectum?

In brief: Depends

On what he is referring to? The black could the tarry stool which s associated with blood in the stool.
If it is the tissue colored black, still notlikely to be cancer, but definitely not normal. By the way, how did you son see his own rectum?
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Dr. Joel Steckelman
need to make sure that there is no upper gi bleeding or is he on certain meds?
Dr. Joel Steckelman
not likely to be cancer
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