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Do constipation, abdominal bloating and blood in the stool indicate colon cancer?

I have been experiencing frequent bathroom visits, up to 4-5 times on some days. The bathroom visits have not necessarily been diarrhea, but they are very hard and constipated. I also have been experiencing narrow or pencil thin stools on occasion with frequent gas and abdominal bloating after eating. I also have noticed blood on the toilet paper when I wipe, but it is usually painful and feeling irritated so I assumed it were a hemorrhoid. Should I be concerned of colon cancer? I am 22 years old. I do have a distant relative within my family that had colon cancer in their lifetime.
Thu, 29 Aug 2019
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Oncologist 's  Response
Hello,

There are a lot of things. How can give those symptoms not only cancer. Of course, you need to consult your doctor.

Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Regards,
Dr. Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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Oncologist Dr. Esmeralda Sera's  Response
Hello,

There are a lot of causes, a cancer it’s one of the causes too. However, you need to consult a doctor.

Hope my answer was helpful. If you have further queries feel free to contact me again.

Regards,
Dr. Esmeralda Sera, Oncologist
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