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    Old 09-25-2007, 06:19 PM   #1
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    Can it be Cancer if no blood visible?

    I tested postive 2 out of 3 of my hemocult tests. I can't see any blood, but I do see black spots. I have very firm stools & thought this may be why I am testing positive for blood. I have been going every day, so it's not like I am constipated, but my stools are still firm & hard. Doesn't it have to be bright red blood visible on the tissue or in the toilet if it is cancer? Besides, I am in my early 30's & colon cancer is something that hits people in their 50s+....

    My pcp has referred me to a general surgeon for an EGD & colonscopy. I don't have insurance & I think this may be a bit excessive. I do have weight loss & some other symptoms, but NO diahrrea.

     
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    Old 09-28-2007, 10:51 AM   #2
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    Re: Can it be Cancer if no blood visible?

    Well, my appointment with my general surgeon is on Tuesday. I will post when I get back.

    I keep hoping it's just from my firm poo. Anyone who might have info on this, it would be greatly appreciated.

     
    Old 09-29-2007, 06:29 AM   #3
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    Re: Can it be Cancer if no blood visible?

    I have no info for you but Im interested in the outcome. I think hard poo can give you hemorrhoids. Good luck at your appt.

     
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    Re: Can it be Cancer if no blood visible?

    I told him I had very firm poo, but he didn't ask me any more about it. I don't have visable blood & no other bowel symptoms. He didn't really say what he thought, but he did talk a lot about colon cancer. It kinda scared me a bit. I lost more weight, 4 lbs in 8 days. I am now underweight. Ugh. I just have to wait for my scopes to find out what we are dealing with. I will let you all know but it is probably going to be weeks before I know.

     
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