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Suggest treatment for bowel cancer

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Posted on Mon, 18 May 2015
Question: hi , ive bleeding when i go to toilet , could i have bowel cancer? its an ongoing problem, thank u
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Answered by Dr. Klarida Papaqako (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Not much concerned about cancer, but better to rule it out anyway.

Detailed Answer:
Hello XXXXXXX
Thank you for posting your question to HCM,

Visible bleeding in the stools is rarely a sign of cancer, but it can not be ruled out.
In general hemorrhoids are the cause of it, which are varicose veins or the rectal area. They get swollen, painful mostly because of long time constipation in patients. You can see them sometimes in the anal area like painful lumps.

Though, we can never say that something is not a cancer, unless we confirm/rule out the diagnoses for sure.
I would recommend you consider a visit to the specialist, who will check for hemorrhoids and if he will not see evidence for them, doing a colonoscopy would be the best next exam who will tell for sure if it is cancer or not.

Another thing you should have in mind to check is a Complete blood count, and see for Anemia, because loosing blood continuously may bring to it.

I have to say also, that because of your age, the history of constipation and the fact that bleeding is visible, I'm not much concerned about cancer, but checking for this kind of diagnoses and making sure its not the case, would be good to make you be not concerned.

Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need any more clarification.

Take care,
Dr. Papaqako

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Suggest treatment for bowel cancer

Brief Answer: Not much concerned about cancer, but better to rule it out anyway. Detailed Answer: Hello XXXXXXX Thank you for posting your question to HCM, Visible bleeding in the stools is rarely a sign of cancer, but it can not be ruled out. In general hemorrhoids are the cause of it, which are varicose veins or the rectal area. They get swollen, painful mostly because of long time constipation in patients. You can see them sometimes in the anal area like painful lumps. Though, we can never say that something is not a cancer, unless we confirm/rule out the diagnoses for sure. I would recommend you consider a visit to the specialist, who will check for hemorrhoids and if he will not see evidence for them, doing a colonoscopy would be the best next exam who will tell for sure if it is cancer or not. Another thing you should have in mind to check is a Complete blood count, and see for Anemia, because loosing blood continuously may bring to it. I have to say also, that because of your age, the history of constipation and the fact that bleeding is visible, I'm not much concerned about cancer, but checking for this kind of diagnoses and making sure its not the case, would be good to make you be not concerned. Hope this is helpful. Let me know if you need any more clarification. Take care, Dr. Papaqako