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5. Blood In Stool

Finding drops of blood on the stool is quite common, and is mostly caused due to hemorrhoids or anal fissures. Even though it is not dangerous most of the times, it can be a symptom of cancerous or precancerous conditions. The Precancerous polyps present at the end of the colon look like bleeding from hemorrhoids. They exist in the colon before they become cancerous, and can be removed with surgery. Patients who tend to ignore this bleeding for years are diagnosed with colon cancer, assuming it to be hemorrhoids. Symptoms of polyp and colon cancer are more likely to show up with people aged ab

6. Change In Bowel Habits

These habits differ from person to person, based on their diet, hydration, consistency of bowel movement and the color. A significant and unexplained change in bowel habits indicates a problem in the gastrointestinal tract. Few abnormal changes include black, tarry stools, brown-colored stools, deep red stools, white-colored stools. Few disorders that cause change in bowel habits are celiac disease, crohn’s disease, diverticulosis, irritable bowel syndrome and thyroid disorders.

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