Medical Questions > Cancer > Colon Cancer Forum

Blood In Stool

Must Read
Colorectal cancer is serious and life-threatening. This section outline types of colorectal cancers, causes and risk factors for development. Get the facts here...
Although most colon cancers begin slowly, there are some people who are more at risk of developing colorectal cancer than others. But who? And why?...
As symptoms of colorectal cancer appear, they typically vary upon location and size. Learn to identify signs and symptoms early. Know when to seek help....
I noticed last wed. My stool had blood. It wasn't black, it wasn't bright red, it was somewhat dark red. When I went thursday, there was blood on the tissue. I went to the doctor's on friday and he said there was no hemerriods and the rectum examine showed no blood. I have to give three stool samples and he has requested a gi. I am a 37 yr old female and I have no drastic weight loss. Can someone tell me what exactly is a upper gi (what it consists of) and what exactly is an upper gi?

Thanx
Did you find this post helpful?
|

User Profile
replied January 21st, 2006
Upper Gi
An upper gi is when they give you barium (radioactive liquid) to drink and that allows Dr.S to do an xray of your upper digestive track. It is painless and easy. I have had an upper and lower gi so speak from experience.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 21st, 2006
Thanx for the info, unfortunately or fortunately the specialist went right for the colonoscopy and found colon cancer. The surgery should be in the next two weeks and waiting for the catscan.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 21st, 2006
Extremely eHealthy
Oh my goodness, sweetie. I am glad they went ahead with extensive tests, and they are taking care of it right away. They found it early, and going in to take it out, chances are great for complete health --right?

I pray .God helps you thru this, and makes sure you become completely healed from it.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied January 22nd, 2006
Thank u very much!! God bless my general doctor who ordered tests and stool samples right away. I wish people knew if there's blood in the stool please get it checked out right away. Hopefully, it hasn't spread anywhere else.

Thank u again for your prayers.
|
Did you find this post helpful?

replied February 8th, 2006
Thats horrible :( please keep us updated with your progress

*big hugz*
|
Did you find this post helpful?
Quick Reply