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Forum Name: Anal Cancer
|murakakumo - Fri Jan 09, 2009 3:57 pm||
I've been having a recent bleeds whenever I... pass my stool. I've read other forums and they see to have numerous symptoms such and pain and tenderness when dealing with cancer while the the bleeding and maybe frequent gas is the only symptoms that I have, or the only symptom I at least have noticed. It comes out bright red even though my feces is average normal colors. I am a heterosexual virgin male and I have never had anal intercourse.
There was 1 case of spinal meningitis in my shop, although I'm 90% sure its not that.
I am also around a lot of chemicals, jp8 Fuel, hydraulic fluid, oils, Aircraft Sealants CS3204-B1/2 and such.
I have two places that I can get this checked out, a clinic and a medical hospital but if the symptom is minor I don't want to miss work and also I am very uncomfortable talking about this subject to my boss and explaining why I miss work.
Thank you for your time.
|Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat Jan 10, 2009 6:59 am||
This is something that you will have to address at the clinic/hospital. Direct medical examination is the only way to make a diagnosis.
That said, your symptoms could be due to hemorrhoids. Classically they present with painless bleeding related to the passage of stools.
Anal cancer has of late become common in male patients younger than 35 years of age but this is largely confined to male homosexuals and those with a history of receptive anal intercourse. Have you noticed any unexplained weight loss recently?
Other risk factors include sexually transmitted diseases as well as a history of genital warts.
Because you do not have any sexual risk factors this reduces the chances of anal cancer. However, other cancers of the GI such as rectal cancer may present with a similar presentation. An examination is necessary even if it is a hemorrhoid it needs to be treated so that it doesn't cause complications and unnecessary distress.
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