Noticed blood after bowel movement, little constipated, undergone successful colonoscopy. Chances of cancer?
I am a 52 year old white male. I do drink alcohol socially although with the holidays upon us, I have been consuming more than normal but not at a volume that would cause concern. in the past few weeks I have noticed a small amount of maroon colored blood and it has a sticky appearance on the toilet paper when I wipe after a bowel movement . I have no pain. I do seem a little constipated but that comes an goes and is not bothersome...just an observation. I had a colonoscopy in May 2012 and other than a small amount of diverticulitis , the results were satisfactory. Question: What might be causing this symptom and should I be concerned that although I recently had a successful colonoscopy, could this be some form of cancer?
you have passed maroon colored blood. may be the cause of bleeding is upper gastrointestinal tract. so you should better go for a upper G-I endoscopy. this is the most important investigation at this stage. consult your physician.
Answered: Fri, 25 Jan 2013
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