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Bright red blood in stools, feeling fullness, cramping in lower abdomen and passing gas. Is it cancer?

I have the following symptoms for about 3 weeks and there not getting better. Bright red blood clots on the stool , blood clots in the toilet water, feeling of fullness, increased passing gas (this part s been going on for a number of years), slight cramping in abdomen area lower right. What could be causing these symptoms. I m worried it s cancer .
Asked On : Tue, 12 Mar 2013
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hi and thanks for the question,
passing out blood as such is some what a medical emergency. It is imperative to exclude a gastrointestinal bleeding of hemorrage. Uncontrolled bleeding could cause hypotension and shock in some cases. Other causes of bleeding like hemorroids and infections are possibilities.
Consulting a gastroenterologist for a clinical evaluation, stool exams and endoscopic examinations to exclude bleeding is urgent and very important.
hope this helps,
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Wed, 13 Mar 2013
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