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I have been constipated now for about a month and at least two or three times saw specs of blood and hard poop. I am scared and nervous because now I'm starting to fail a lot of anxiety, if somebody can please answer this for me to help relieve my worries I will be very grateful. I am scared to go to the doctor because I'm scared of what I find out like cancer

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replied June 15th, 2018
Colon Cancer Answer A64003
Hi, and thanks for your query on eHealth forum!

First of all, your symptoms hardly sound like cancer. It is very common for individuals with chronic constipation to strain at stool. This causes blood to come along with stool either from hemorrhoids or piles or due to fissures or because of injury to mucucs membrane. All these are caused by straing at stool. So the remedy is to trek constipation.

Chronic constipation can be due to diet poor in roughage or fiber and also due to dehydration. A high roughage with low water too could be a cause. Diabetes and hypothyroidism, colon disorders, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticular diseases, cancers, severe acidity etc can all cause constipation. It can also be due to milk allergy and other food allergies.

So, all these problems will need to be ruled out. A healthy lifestyle with respect to food and water has to be adopted. More of greens, fruits, high fiber cereals into the diet along with plenty of water, real fruit juices, along with regular non-veg diet.

Please consult your healthcare provider for further guidance. This reply to your query is just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit and treatment by a doctor who can examine you. Hope this helped you in making an informed decision about your health. Take care!

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