Thank you very much for your question.
Please refer to our earlier answer to a similar question on Healthshare at - http://www.healthshare.com.au/questions/48507-do-i-need-tests-done-if-i-have-blood-in-my-stools
If you have blood in your stools, and also due to your family history, 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.
We hope this helps to answer your question.
The team at Bowel Cancer Australia
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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