Red flag symptoms in GI conditions

May 9, 2018

This was originally published by AllergyAI Education. The original and references can be read here.

What are the red flag symptoms you should look out for?

Red flag symptoms that should prompt referral to secondary care:

  • Abdominal masses
  • A family history of ovarian cancer
  • Rectal masses
  • Anaemia
  • Rectal bleeding
  • Unintentional and unexplained weight loss
  • A family history of bowel cancer
  • Aged >60 years change in bowel habit lasting >6 weeks