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I'm a 16 yr old female, average weight and height, Over the last 4 months, i have been getting bloody stools, and heavy bleeding everytime i go. Like to the point where the water in the toilet bowl is thick red. Also i have been needing to go for 'number 2s' less, and when i do try to go it comes out strange (like i feel like i'm constipated its hard to get out, but once it comes it out its like diahorea) and with the blood.. it hurts after a while too... Also i never get full now.. my body just keeps wanting me to eat even tho i get really bloated.. I've tried changing my diet several times but nothing works... I'm not sure whats wrong with me and was hoping sumone culd suggest sumthing or help before i go to the doctors

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replied February 12th, 2007
Colon Cancer Answer A2295
Blood in the stool (rectorrhagia) should be considered a very serious sign of many possible conditions. Several examinations must be done to locate the source of bleeding. The most common reason for blood in the stool is the existence of bleeding hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids are diagnosed after the possibilities of colon tumors and inflammations are excluded. Any treatment or diet can be discussed only after establishing the precise diagnosis. A physical examination, abdominal ultrasound, colonoscopy and blood work must be done first.
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