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2,712 Views 1 Reply Last post: Jun 8, 2012 12:14 AM by telemando RSS
paulv21981 14 posts since
Jun 5, 2012
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Jun 7, 2012 11:08 PM

Blood in your poo



I heard that one symptom of cancer is blood in your poo, but how regular would you have to have blood in your poo? Are we talking every day or every other day?

I had blood in poo I would say once a month. I kept a log started on 21st May and had no problems until today. I tried to go the toilet but I couldn't I pushed a little and nothing but I wiped myself and had bright red blood on the tissue. Later that day I managed to go to the toilet I noticed blood in my poo but when I wiped myself no blood on the tissue. I couldn't see if the blood was bright red or dark - And I couldn't tell if it was in the poo or around.


Just before the 21st May I went to the Doctors because I was concerned and she said it was ok - she did finger test and couldn't find anything. She also said come back if it becomes frequent. I have a full blood test on Monday, do you think that if something was wrong it would show up on the blood test?





telemando 167 posts since
Jan 12, 2011
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1. Jun 8, 2012 12:14 AM in response to: paulv21981
Re: Blood in your poo

Hi Paul


You passed blood several times and this needs to be investigated without undue delay. I'm afraid a finger up the bum is next to useless in this case.


It's time for you to insist on an speedy referral to the local hospital for investigations. These will almost certainly include a colonoscopy of the lower GI tract, and maybe a barium follow through of the upper GI tract. My wife went through this last year and fortunately was given the all clear, so it doesn't automatically follow that you've got cancer, but it needs to be eliminated, and soon.


INSIST that your GP refers you to hospital without delay. DO NOT TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER.



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