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Red specs in stool, ate tomatoes, apple. Colonoscopy scheduled. Family history of colon cancer. Treatment?

I have noticed small red specs, almost like undigested food, in my stool . Because they are red, they worry me. There are very small. I did eat tomatoes but they were crushed and an apple with the skin. I started to notice this recently. Don t remember this happening when I ate these things before. My father was diagnosed with colon cancer when he was 48 so this is scary for me. I am scheduled for my colonoscopy when I turn 38. I am 37 right now.
Asked On : Thu, 13 Sep 2012
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Well.Do you have any other symptom such as pain at defecation or anemia? IF you do then you should do colonoscopy as soon as possible, but you need to know that the most blood in the stool is benign and caused by hemorrhoids or fissurae or polyps so there is no need to worry. Also colon cancer is more often at +50 age. But in future you should definitely do often workups.
Wish you good health.
Answered: Tue, 26 Feb 2013
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