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  • Q&A with Australian Health Practitioners

    Do I Have Bowel Cancer?

    Recently i went to the toilet to move my bowels.
    I first passed some wind and then soft and diarrhea bowel motions came, I sat for a while until I thought i was finished. I then wiped my self and found bright red blood on the toilet paper. then during the day i went at least 4 more times with similar symptoms.
    Then the next day no blood but still moving my bowels.
    Then examined myself that night and there was blood and mucus on my finger and it smelt funny. I'm still passing some blood when i move my bowels, but on and off. I also pass wind alot and it doesn't smell.
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you for your enquiry.
    I suggest you make an appointment with your GP so you can be properly examined and have a full medical and family history taken.
    Any bleeding from the bowel must always be fully investigated to establish the cause.
    Further information about bowel cancer and symptoms is available on the Bowel Cancer Australia website at Bowel Cancer: Symptoms.

    Kind Regards,
    Bowel Cancer Australia Nurse Adviser
    Please Note: The information provided by Bowel Cancer Australia’s Nurse and Nutritionist Advisory Services is intended for Australian residents as a reference guide only. It is not a substitute for independent professional advice and is not intended to be used to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease or disorder.
    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.
    Bowel Cancer Australia, its directors, officers or medical professionals shall not be liable to any person, company or any other body for any loss, direct or indirect or consequential on whatsoever account for any omission or negligent misstatement.

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