Aunt Xue discovered that her stools had suddenly become thinner in the past few days, as thin as her little finger. She remembered that her neighbor Aunt Liu had also found this symptom of bowel cancer a while ago. She was very scared and worried all day. Finally, I went to the hospital for a specialist examination. The doctor said it was caused by hemorrhoids, and Aunt Xue was relieved.
What's wrong with fine stool
Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a familiar disease, and the incidence is also very high. It is known as "nine hemorrhoids in ten people". Refers to one or more soft venous clusters formed by varicose venous plexus at the bottom of the anorectum and around the anus. The main symptoms are blood in the stool, pain if accompanied by blood clots, and the enlarged hemorrhoids can cause the stool to become thinner. Bleeding from hemorrhoids is caused by abrasion of the venous mass around the anus during defecation. The blood that drips down with the stool is mostly fresh blood. The blood and feces are not mixed, and most of them have no mucus adhesion.
Rectal cancer: It usually occurs in people over 40 years old. There are often no obvious symptoms in the early stages. The stools of patients with rectal cancer are often accompanied by blood, mucus, and thick fluids, and the stool habits change, diarrhea and constipation alternate. The frequency of bowel movements increases, the bowels become thinner, the anus often has irritation symptoms, and they often want to have bowel movements, which is the phenomenon of tenesmus. Patients with rectal cancer will also experience changes in systemic symptoms, such as significant weight loss and anemia in the short term.
Rectal polyps: refers to the protruding lesions of the rectal mucosa protruding from the intestinal cavity, including adenomas, inflammatory polyps and polyposis. From the pathological point of view, the content is different, some are benign tumors, and some are the consequences of inflammatory hyperplasia. Blood in the stool is fresh blood and is covered on the surface of the stool without mixing with it. The pedunculated polyp at the lower part of the rectum can protrude outside the anus during defecation. When polyps are infected with ulcers, there may be mucus, bloody stools and tenesmus.