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If there is blood in my stool do I have bowel (colon) cancer?

Blood in the stool is a common symptom of bowel (colon) cancer, but it can also be caused by many other conditions. However, if you find blood in your stool, it is important to have it properly assessed by your doctor.

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Author: Karen McCloskey BHSc
First answered: 23 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Rectal bleeding (blood in stools)


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