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Having diarrhea,vomiting. Found blood in stool due to internal hemorrhoids Chances of colon cancer?

My husband went to the doctor 2 days ago for vomitting and diarrea and was told he has a stomach bug. Since then, he has had a lot of blood in stools and blood even ran down his leg from his rectum as he was standing in the kitchen cooking tonight. Earlier today, he had a white stool. He has a history of blood in his stools. he had a colonoscopy approx 5 years ago when he was told the blood was from stress & internal hemerroids. The problem seemed to get better for a while, but he has been in Honduras for the past 2 years where he has been under A LOT of stress. He has had a lot of problems with vomitting and diarrea and blood in his stools from time to time. The doctors always tell him it is a stomach bug and that the blood is from stress. He had a blood panel done earlier this year where they checked his organs and everything was fine. He is worried because his grandfather died from colon cancer and his aunt died from a bad liver . With the current situation - could the bleeding possibly be caused by the diarrea aggravating the hemmoroids? He cannot get to a hospital until tomorrow morning.
Asked On : Thu, 10 Jan 2013
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stress ulcer in stomach can cause bleeding but this color should be black. as you have mentioned massive blood loss from anal orifice hemorrhoides are possible diagnosis. But at this age malignancy can not be ruled out. Your husband has strong family history also. It will be better to repeat the colonoscopy. Consult gastroenterologist. take care.
Answered: Wed, 23 Jan 2013
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