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I have had bright red blood in stool recently and occasionally diarrhea. Do I have colon cancer?

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Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Radiation Oncology
7 doctors agree

In brief: Probably not.

More common causes of blood in stool include hemorrhoids.
It would be exceedingly rare for a 19 year old to have colon cancer. If the bleeding does not stop, see your physician.

In brief: Probably not.

More common causes of blood in stool include hemorrhoids.
It would be exceedingly rare for a 19 year old to have colon cancer. If the bleeding does not stop, see your physician.
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
Dr. Matthew Solhjem
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Dr. Victor Yang
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Low likelihood

At age 19 and if without family history cancer is unlikely but colitis is possible.
You need to have it checked out.

In brief: Low likelihood

At age 19 and if without family history cancer is unlikely but colitis is possible.
You need to have it checked out.
Dr. Victor Yang
Dr. Victor Yang
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Dr. Diane Minich
Blood in the stool is never normal so have it checked out by a GI specialist.
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