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Pink red flecks and red picorce in the stools, severe anxiety, bowel cancer. - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
User :   what kind of doc are u
Doctor :   Please proceed with your query.
Doctor :   I am a General Physician and believe to answer your queries within my expertise and if required you refer you to a specialist.
User :   so I nornally have great bowel movements..however sometimes i see pink red flecks in my stoolll
User :   not all the way through my stool justa few
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I never have had black stool
User :   or blood in the water
Doctor :   Ok
User :   I am wondering if this is food particles
Doctor :   Ok
User :   last week I ate red licorice and the next day it seemed as if pieces of this red picorce came out in my stool
Doctor :   Ok
User :   and since then my stools have be normal with nothing inthem
User :   a light golden brown
Doctor :   Ok
User :   so my questions is....if this were bowel cancer..would my stools be normal..or would they continually get worse
Doctor :   Yes, If it was a bowel cancer then surely the symptoms would worsen as time progresses and if medically not intervened.
User :   so I wouldnt have normal movements they would continue to be bad
Doctor :   Yes, depending on the type of bowel cancer the symptoms would vary and would get worse as they spread.
User :   ok
User :   so what would blood look like in my stool
User :   would it look like pinkish red flecks...????
User :   I notice this whenever I eat salmon and shrimp...and red peppers etc...I do suffer from severe anxiety as welll
Doctor :   Pinkish red flecks could be due fresh bleeding due to any internal injury while passing stools.
User :   it isnt many flecks...
User :   just a few
User :   not even all through my stool
Doctor :   Yes, it could be a very minute injury in the gut which is usually aggaravated while having salmon or red peppers,
User : this doesnt sound like bowel cancer...
Doctor :   Yes, it doesn't sound like bowel cancer and if you are very much anxious then you can get a colonoscopy done or a CT scan of the abdomen to know whether if there is mass or not.
Doctor :   This would be just for confirmation.
User :   I went to my gp and he said there is a greater risk of having a colonscopy than me having bowel cancer
User :   he also said I have no symptoms that correlate with bowel cancer
User :   I am 33 years old...
User :   no history of colonc cancer
Doctor :   Colonoscopy is a simple procedure in which there a small camera that is a size of 5 mm would be passed through the anus in the colon to check the internal structure of the colon.
Doctor :   And this is a very common procedure and I am sure that they are not higher risk for bowel cancer.
User :   ok well...thank you very much...
User :   I appreciate the chat :)
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   Take care
Doctor :   Bye for now.
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