Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.
Rectal bleeding is especially concerning if you are having symptoms that could result from colon cancer or from another serious illness. Please review the following symptoms that should raise additional concern:
soaking night sweats
stools that are much less frequent than is usual for you
stools that are mostly made out of mucus
stools that are never wider than a pencil.
Do you have any of the concerning symptoms listed above?