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Blood in the stool. Is it colon cancer?

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I see a bright red blood in my stool..

It started around 6 months back. When I go to home and have bowel in non-western toilet, the blood came. After that when I used western toilet it went off. It happened twice when for a period of 5-6 days when i went home and used non western toilet.

Now it is coming again with western toilet as well. I am scared... Please help me with it. Is it a colon cancer. I remember my dad also had same problem some 8 years back.
Posted Fri, 27 Apr 2012 in Digestion and Bowels
Answered by Dr. Kiran Kumar 1 hour later

Thanks for your query.

You most likely have Hemorrhoids. In common language its called Piles.
Here, there are blood vessels which get enlarged in the anal canal which start bleeding on and off due to increased pressure or trauma.

At your age, its highly unlikely to be due to any cancer. So be reassured.

You must consult a general surgeon and get your self evaluated.

It can be cured with simple procedure.

Wish you good health

Take Care

Dr Kiran
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Follow-up: Blood in the stool. Is it colon cancer? 20 hours later

If it is Hemorrhoids, then I guess it should be continuous... It happens continuously for 2-3 days and for months I am normal.. Does this still fit the hemorrhoids?

Answered by Dr. Kiran Kumar 2 hours later

Thanks for writing back.

Yes,It does.

Hemorrhoidal bleed can spontaneously stop and start.
So its likely that you have one.

A simple examination will help ascertain.

Take care

Dr Kiran
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