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I found a little bit of blood in my stool. Could I have colorectal cancer?

Related Topics: Bowel Movement, Colon Cancer
 

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The earliest sign of colorectal cancer may be bleeding. But if you find blood in your stool, don't panic. A number of different illnesses can cause bleeding, not just colon cancer. If you find blood in your stool, see your doctor so that a correct diagnosis can be made and proper treatment received.

Other symptoms to look out for if you suspect colon cancer include:


  • Change in bowel habits (constipation or diarrhea)

  • Unusual stomach or gas pains

  • Very narrow stool

  • A feeling that the bowel has not emptied completely after passing stool

  • Unexplained weight loss

  • Fatigue

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