Bowel cancer warning: What colour is your poo? Signs to watch out for in the toilet

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    But, just because you find blood in your stools, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you have bowel cancer.

    A small amount of one-off blood isn’t usually caused by anything serious, said the NHS.

    It may be caused by gastroenteritis, a bowel polyp, piles, or an anal fissure.

    You should, however, dial 999 straight away if you find a lot of blood. For example, if the toilet water has turned completely red.



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