scared it may be cancer
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An_245750 posted:
I am a 41 year old female.I had a complete physical only 3 months ago and it was all thumbs up. I have also had IBS for over 20 years, which I completely changed my diet and it seems to almost be gone. However 2 days ago I had blood on my toilet tissue and in my stool. It wasnt bright red, it was maroonish. I also had lower abdominal discomfort, almost the sensation as if gravel was passing through my intestines. The discomfort lasted about 24 hours and I had felt it once or twice before.
I am scared to death honestly because I have lost several friends to cancer in the last 5 years.
Does anyone know what this can be?
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thickage responded:
Lots of possibilites here, so I wouldn't assume cancer - especially at your age. That said, WebMD has a great article about this:

http://www.webmd.com/digestive-disorders/blood-in-stool

Good luck - stay positive!