SymptomChecker Symptom Checker

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Pinpoint Signs
and Symptoms

Checker For Colorectal Cancer

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Symptom Checker

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How it works

5 Simple Questions

This Pinpoint - Signs and Symptoms Checker will help you identifying when you need to check with your doctor. It works like a traffic light.

Read the information in the table carefully
and check what is applicable to you?

Green:

Things look good, you’re doing fine

Amber/orange:

Watch it, there are things changing… things are not as good as it should be, check with your doctor if persistent

Red:

Stop at once... do not longer wait; go get an appointment with your doctor immediately

Look & See
Look & See
Feel & Sense
Feel & Sense
Check The Change
Check The
Change

Question 1

What is the color of
your stool in the toilet?

Look & See

Check The Change

Choose the answer which best suits you:

  • Brown. Things look good
  • Occasionally, a speck of bright red blood.
  • This is likely a small hemorrhoid or harmless fissure
  • If persistent (more than 2 weeks) - check with your doctor
  • Regular or Large amounts of red blood, maroon or black-tinged blood
  • This might be a sign of bleeding – check with your doctor immediately

Question 2

What is the color
of stool on the toilet
paper post-wipe?

Look & See

Check The Change

Choose the answer which best suits you:

  • Brown. Things look good
  • Occasionally, a speck of bright red blood.
  • This is likely a small hemorrhoid or harmless fissure
  • If persistent (more than 2 weeks) - check with your doctor
  • Regular or Large amounts of red blood, maroon or black-tinged blood
  • This might be a sign of bleeding – check with your doctor immediately

Question 3

What is the consistency
of the stool (Soft, hard,
or runny stool?)?

Feel & Sense

Check The Change

Choose the answer which best suits you:

  • Smooth soft
  • You feel "complete", like you've evacuated everything
  • Things look good
  • Occasionally, everyone gets constipated or has more soft stool
  • This is likely related to low-fibre diet (constipation) or maybe to a stomach flu (diarrhea)
  • If persistent (more than 4 weeks) - check with your doctor
  • A persistent change in bowel habit: severe constipation (more than 4 days) or diarrhea (more than 4 days) - check with your doctor immediately

Question 4

What is the Size
(and shape) of the stool?

Feel & Sense

Check The Change

Choose the answer which best suits you:

  • Looks like a sausage or a snake
  • Things look good
  • Occasionally, your stool is pencil-thin
  • This is likely a small hemorrhoid
  • If persistent (more than 2 weeks) - check with your doctor
  • Your stool is constantly kind of "stringy," pencil-thin your stool is forced into a narrow, ribbon-like shape
  • This might be a sign of a 'blockage' - check with your doctor immediately

Question 5

Feel, sense and check
the change

Feel & Sense

Check The Change

Choose the answer which best suits you:

  • It's normal to feel full or bloated after a big meal
  • It's normal to feel full or bloated after a big meal,
  • If you regularly feel like your stomach never empties out all the way, check with your doctor
  • Chronic, abdominal discomfort like bloating, cramps, gas and pain that lasts for more than four weeks, check with your doctor

Your Results

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Please Read

  1. We recommend every European citizen older than 50 to be screened for colorectal cancer.
  2. If you’re younger than 50, and the test above shows that you may have symptoms that can be related to colorectal cancer, we suggest that you talk to your doctor.

Mostly Green

Your answers are all green: things look good, you’re doing fine!

NEXT STEPS

  • Keep looking, feeling and check for changes on a regular basis

FOR SUPPORT OF ADVICE

Visit your doctor for more advice about your symptoms.

Go to digestivecancers.eu to find out information regarding prevention and screening for colorectal cancer and to see what patient organisations are available in your country.

Mostly Amber

Your answers are mostly green, but also some amber: this means you should carefully watch! Be alert! There are things changing...

NEXT STEPS

  • Keep looking, feeling and checking for more changes
  • Things are not as good as they should be, check with your doctor if persistent!

FOR SUPPORT OF ADVICE

Visit your doctor for more advice about your symptoms.

Go to digestivecancers.eu to find out information regarding prevention and screening for colorectal cancer and to see what patient organisations are available in your country.

Mostly Red

Amber and some red: Red alert: STOP AT ONCE…

NEXT STEPS

  • Go get an appointment with your doctor immediately!

FOR SUPPORT OF ADVICE

Visit your doctor for more advice about your symptoms.

Go to digestivecancers.eu to find out information regarding prevention and screening for colorectal cancer and to see what patient organisations are available in your country.