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    Son has rectal bleeding

    Hey all

    My son is 12 and noticed red blood when he wiped three times this week.
    I've rung the GP and we have a follow up Monday.

    Tonight he's been quiet and he said he's been on Google and is worried he has bowel cancer.

    Ive reassured him that it's extremely rare at his age but his worrying is making me worry. I won't let him know I'm worried.

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    Re: Son has rectal bleeding

    Chances of him having bowel cancer are pretty much 0. My son had some bleeding after BM, he is now 23, but he often when he was much younger, had constipation, and it happened.It may be a tear, which is pretty common. Do not let him google , you do not want him end up at this Forum in 5 years.

    Best of luck on Monday, everything will be fine.

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    Re: Son has rectal bleeding

    Quote Originally Posted by jarmummy123 View Post
    Hey all

    My son is 12 and noticed red blood when he wiped three times this week.
    I've rung the GP and we have a follow up Monday.

    Tonight he's been quiet and he said he's been on Google and is worried he has bowel cancer.

    Ive reassured him that it's extremely rare at his age but his worrying is making me worry. I won't let him know I'm worried.

    This is the problem with google!! A 12 year old shouldn’t be worrying if he has cancer or not.

    He will be absolutely fine, probably just strained a bit

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    Re: Son has rectal bleeding

    It could be piles - I had them when I was about fourteen, I think. Scared the living daylights out of me.

    At the time I was prescribed a vaguely lemon-flavoured paraffin emulsion to take, which helped.

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