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Forum Name: Anal Cancer
Question: Blood on toilet Paper
|shnswms - Tue Jun 07, 2005 1:35 am||
I am a 23 year old male. I am significantly overweight and have a job that I remain sitting for very long periods of time. I get small spots of blood on my toilet paper occasionally after having a large bowel movement or straining to pass a bowel movement. Sometimes it is itchy following wiping. I often feel a sting when stool passes through into the toilet. My grandmother is a colon cancer survivor (in her 60s) and my mother had a polyp removed awhile back (in her 50s). Does this require further investigation?
|Theresa Jones, RN - Tue Jun 07, 2005 5:33 am||
Any unusual changes in bowel habits, bleeding etc. would warrant an evaluation by your physician. Some instances when bleeding may occur aside from cancerous conditions are minor trauma of the rectum caused by hard bowel movements, straining during bowel movements, hemorrhoids, etc. You may want to increase your fiber intake, drink plently of fluids, and increase your activity. This should help soften the bowel movements.
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