Colon cancer vs hemorrhoids

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Avatar f tn It is difficult to comment without examining. Frank blood is usually not a sign of colon cancer. However since you bleed and itch around anus I feel they could be hemorrhoids that have got infected or twisted. These could also be anal skin tags or even warts. “Medical treatment of hemorrhoids is aimed initially at relieving symptoms.
Avatar n tn I have no history of colon cancer in my family, though I had a benign polyp removed about 4 yrs ago. I am diagnosed with IBS. I have no weight loss (other way around) but have been very stressed past couple of years. My toilet habits have not changed, I have had no fever. My stool looks normal shape and color (other than mucus and blood). I ma due for an endoscopy and colonscopy soon. But I want to know; is this most likely cancer?
Avatar m tn One cannot exclude colon cancer or colon polyps as a source of the bleeding without an examination. I notice that you are 52 years old and hopefully you have had a screening colonoscopy. I would advise that you see your healthcare provider to be assessed. Hope this helps. Best, Frank Farrell, M.D.
Avatar f tn t think the bleeding is from her being backed up or having trouble going to the bathroom. Could this be something else like colon cancer or maybe just hemorrhoids? What other symptoms can I check for?
Avatar m tn It's extremely rare to have colon cancer at such a young age, but you need to see a doctor about this to put your mind at ease. There are many non-serious things that can cause your symptoms and catching anything early is always best. At what age did your parents have colon cancer? You should see a Gastroenterologist for an evaluation as this is their specialty and go from there.
Avatar f tn Can you tell me the symtoms of colon cancer? My husband has been bleeding for about 12 years on and off when he has a bowel movement. Is this something to be concerned with?
Avatar m tn Can you tell me about the reliability and accuracy of abdominal ultrasound and fecal occult blood tests in screening for colon cancer?
Avatar f tn Through colonoscopy Doctor can examine your colon to identify the polyps which are lead to colon cancer. All polyps are not cause colon cancer and if he find any polyps that cause cancer they can be removed.
Avatar n tn Not to say that you have colon cancer, but with the bleeding and no hemorrhoids, it definitely should be checked for!
Avatar n tn oh, as far as the heat in the area, I have that as well. BTW. I also see a gastro dr., but for hemorrhoids they even suggest a colon rectal specialist.
Avatar n tn Blleding from intestine is NEVER normal. Blood may come from hemorrhoids (most common cause), from inflammation or from cancer.
Avatar n tn I'm an 18 year old male. I don't think colon cancer runs in the family. About a year and a half ago I notice bright red blood in the toilet and on the toilet paper after a bowel movement that I had felt slightly constipated during. After that, on and off I noticed blood in my stool. Everntually the bleeding stopped and I also noticed mucus on the toilet paper that smelled foul.
Avatar m tn Faecal Occult Blood Test is used to detect invisible blood in a bowel motion. This used help determine if a person has polyps and bowel cancers. This test has nothing to do with your 2nd degree internal hemorrhoids.
Avatar m tn m not sure if that is much of a reassurance, but colon cancer is a pretty slow growing cancer (at least from what I can see). And even the worst case scenario, being on top of it like you are can make all the difference in the world.
280234 tn?1532986249 Hi Annie, thanks for your reply. I'm sorry that you had to deal with that at age 35. I hope you are doing well now. There isn't a family history in our family either that I know of, but my mom & dad are both in the early 50s, and haven't had colonoscopies. My GI doctor has told me that they need to have one very soon, since I have adenomas. I know colon cancer doesn't care what age you are.
Avatar f tn If this was caused by colon cancer, you would have found out a long time ago. Colon tumours spread and grow really fast, especially in the colon where new cells are always being shed at a faster rate compared to other areas of the body. Without treatment, you wouldn't have survived for very long. I don't think what you have is cancer. I'm not a doctor, but this just sounds like a case of severe constipation to me.
351724 tn?1267537018 i asked if her stools are hard , soft or watery she said between hard and soft i guess u can say normal , and i asked her about the color she said brown . the only colon cancer i know of was my great grand mother which just recently died the day before thanksgiving she had colon and pancreatic cancers after knowing she had them she didnt last long afterwards . cpl of months tops . she was also very old 92 yrs old .
Avatar m tn Hi, colon cancer symptoms include a change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool, rectal bleeding or blood in your stool and unexplained weight loss or fatigue. So, primarily mucus secretion alone is more common with polyps. The colonoscopy will help confirm this. So, please dont worry. Regards.
Avatar f tn Ohkay, *touch wood* i don't wish i would have it, i am a vegan but i don't really take vegetables, i am 15 years old this year and i have afew of the symptoms! i've been telling my mom but she says i don't have and obviously its kinda childish telling every single one you have cancer...-.- ok, i have hemorrhoids i think, because i have constipation for years and last year i found blood on my toilet paper and from there i check on internet and it says its hemerrhoids.
Avatar m tn As you are getting blood on your stool then it clearly shows the symptoms of colon cancer. There are some test you can do at home, such as fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) and other tests, such as a colonoscopy which can be done in clinic or hospital.
Avatar m tn While colon cancer in a 34-year old is uncommon, it's still possible. So, I would go ahead with a lower endoscopy, either a flexible sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. If the tests are negative, treatment for hemorrhoids, which statistically is the most likely cause, could be pursued. But I would do so only after endoscopy to exclude cancer. This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only.