2. Bloody Stools
Bloody stools can be caused by hemorrhoids and colon cancer. It is important for you to be able to differentiate between symptoms of the two conditions. With hemorrhoids, small amounts of bright red blood may be noticeable when you wipe your bottom. With colon cancer, black or dark red blood may be present in your stool. Whether the blood is bright red or black, the presence of blood indicates a problem that needs to be examined. If you detect blood in your stool, this condition should not be ignored. Immediately schedule an appointment with your physician to be tested for colon cancer.