32-year-old Xiaoye is a new mother. Some time ago, Xiaoye ended her maternity leave and returned to the company to start work. Her work was relatively busy, and she couldn't eat on time in many cases. Most of them just took a few mouthfuls of lunch. A few months later, Xiaoye suddenly found that her stools always seemed to be bloody. She thought that she might have suffered from hemorrhoids after giving birth. Coupled with the high pressure just at work, she didn't care too much.
I think that my mother-in-law also has hemorrhoids. When I get sick, I just take some medicine by myself. Xiaoye also went to the pharmacy to buy some medicine, but the blood in the stool is always getting better again and again, and he has gradually difficulty in defecation. , Tensile and heavy situation. Under the urging of his family, Xiaoye hurried to the hospital for treatment. Was diagnosed with colorectal cancer.
How to distinguish between several types of blood in the stool that are easily confused?
The blood in the stool caused by hemorrhoids is usually bright red, which does not mix with the stool but attaches to the surface of the stool; it can also be manifested as dripping blood before and after the stool, which is severely spray-like, and usually occurs when constipation occurs. Blood in the stool caused by anal fissures is small, and most of them are found on toilet paper; severe pain in the anus may be accompanied by anal fissure.
The blood in the stool caused by rectal and colon polyps is bright red, and there is no discomfort during stool. The stool quality is normal. The blood is often attached to the surface of the stool and does not mix with the stool.
The blood in the stool caused by colorectal cancer is bright red or dark red, which is persistent and chronic with mucus, mixed with feces, and frequent stools. Sometimes only some blood or mucus is resolved without feces. The late stage is accompanied by anorectal drop and weight loss. The farther the tumor is from the anus, the lower the incidence of blood in the stool, and about 80% of rectal tumors have blood in the stool.
Colorectal cancer is very easy to confuse with hemorrhoids. Due to the lack of specific manifestations of colorectal tumors in the early stage, some patients only show habitual changes in stool and blood in the stool of different degrees, so they are often misdiagnosed as hemorrhoids. Therefore, if you have persistent blood in the stool, you must go to a regular hospital for related examinations, so as not to miss the best treatment period due to small mistakes.