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Re Bowel Cancer. I 've heard that one of the first symptoms

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Re Bowel Cancer. I 've heard that one of the first symptoms is bleeding from the anus. Once this has happened what is the timeframe for more (serious) symptoms?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr. Saha replied 8 years ago.

This can not be predicted.

Bleeding may occur early in the course of cancer or it can come after the tumor progressed to an advanced stage.

Again the growth of the tumor itself is variable.

So when there is any bleeding the cause should be searched for to rule out cancer.

There are more benign causes like hemorrhoid , fissure, polyp , inflammatory bowel diseases, diverticulitis etc also.

I hope this information will help.

Please ask if you need any clarification.

Best wishes.
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