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Posted by: Catherine | 2010-04-29

Blood in Stool.

Hi

Sorry such a gross subject. I am not 100% sure, but I think I am seeing blood in my Stool. It isn''''t every time and is usually in larger peaces. I see like a dark red something in the cracks of the stool. When I wipe there is no blood, but I do sometimes have mucus. I am in no pain or anything, I am not even constipated.

I am now 5 months pregnant and I am not sure if I should panic or not. Could this be cancer?

Kindest Regards
Cath

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Hallo Cath
If you have blood in the stool, especially if it is mixed with stool you need to have an examination to find the cause - this could be an indication of bleeding high up in the colon which can be due to serious problems like cancer or inflammation or a bleeding polyp. Take a fresh stool sample (about 1 teaspoon full) to your doctor in a clean empty container and ask him to send it to the lab to test for blood if you aren't sure.
Dr Bets

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Posted by: John | 2010-04-29

See you Dr ASAP

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Posted by: cyberdoc | 2010-04-29

Hallo Cath
If you have blood in the stool, especially if it is mixed with stool you need to have an examination to find the cause - this could be an indication of bleeding high up in the colon which can be due to serious problems like cancer or inflammation or a bleeding polyp. Take a fresh stool sample (about 1 teaspoon full) to your doctor in a clean empty container and ask him to send it to the lab to test for blood if you aren't sure.
Dr Bets

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