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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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Are stringy and sticky stools suggestive of colon cancer?

I am experiencing a change in my bowel movement. They have become increasingly stringy. The tend to stick to the sides of the toilet bowel. Today I had a bowel movement that was pretty dark. I have been watching for blood in bowel movement but I have not detected any, though the dark color of the one I passed today could indicate blood. Are there any other possible explanations for these symptoms beside colon cancer? I have a colonoscopy on Tuesday. I just want to prepare myself for possible bad news.
Mon, 26 Dec 2016
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Dentist 's  Response

Welcome to healthcare magic.

Accoding to your complain you have stringy and sticky stool that may be because of intestinal codition like ulcerative colitis or crohn`s disease .

Irritable bowel syndrome also change a consistency of stool ..
anorectal sticturation also cause string stool.

Intestinal polyp cause blood in stool and abdominal symptoms.
Parasitic infection of intestine may ruled out.
colon cancer is a last option.

consult a gastroentrologist for further colonoscopy.
give a follow up report also.

I hope my guidance helpful to you.
Take care.

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