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Colon Cancer

I`m not sure what I have!

11/26/2007

Question:

I am a 35 year old male and for the last couple of weeks i`ve been having some clear blood with my stool. I`ve been to 2 GP`s and both recommends a scope as soon as possible. I`m actually scared to find out the truth. Some days there will be nothing and other days my insides want to drop out. Please help.

Answer:

In a man your age, it’s most likely going to turn out to be a small tear near the anus or hemorrhoids. However, you should not ignore it just in case it turns out to be something more significant like a polyp. I agree that for piece of mind and to exclude other sources of bleeding, you have a colonoscopy.

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Response by:

Gregory S Cooper, MD Gregory S Cooper, MD
Professor of Medicine
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University