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Blood in stool, pain, diarrhea. Stool test report normal. Family history of cancer. Should I be concerned?

hi ! i m 36 yrs old and been having blood in my stool with no accompanied pain for the pass 2 yrs. I m 5 8 135lbs BMI 20.3 and bodyfat percentaage is 4%. I visit a physican for the problem and took a stool test 1 yr ago and the results was negative. the physican advise me to included more fiber into my diet.Its still persist off and on when i have diarrhea or hard stools in trivial amounts.I m concern.i have no family history of any sort of cancers.What should i do?
Asked On : Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Do you have abdominal distension/ loss of appetite/ fever along with mentioned symptoms?
Blood in stools is an alarming sign and it should be taken seriously.
Although you have negative history of any type of cancer but still your symptoms suggest for thorough work up.
You should consult with internal medicine specialist/ gastroenterologist.
You should go for colonoscopy along with complete blood count, thyroid profile.
You should also go for CT scan abdomen with angiography, if colonoscopy is normal.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Wed, 19 Dec 2012
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