Thank you for your question.
If you have blood in your stools, it is important you see your GP for an assessment in order to rule out any possible causes for the bleeding. This may entail your GP referring you to a Gastroenterologist to assess whether a colonoscopy is required.
To read more about the symptoms of Bowel Cancer, please follow this link http://www.bowelcanceraustralia.org/bca/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=141&Itemid=297
If you would like to see Bowel Cancer Australia's screening pathway, please go to www.bowelcanceraustralia.org and follow the ‘Bowel Cancer’ link, press the ‘worried’ link, and then go to Bowel cancer screening pathway.
I hope this helps to answer your question.
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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