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Colon cancer floating stools

A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Kline
Specializes in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Rectal bleeding is one of the signs of colon cancer, especially if it is in the lower part of the colon. The bleeding is caused by ulceration of the t... Read More
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Maybe: If having bleeding you should be checked for colon cancer or other problems that can cause bleeding. However you could have colon cancer without any v... Read More

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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
Yes!: Most colon Cancers may not show up in or effect your stool till it is late and quite advanced(enough to narrow or block the lumen of the colon. If the... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
General surgery, Breast Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Bariatric (weight loss) surgery, Endocrine surgery, Minimally invasive surgery 34 years experience
No!: But it's not a good idea! when your body sends you the signal that is time to move her bowels, you should listen. It's really pretty smart. Obvious... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
A Verified Doctoranswered
Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Usually stay narrow: You have a caliber restricting growth "napkin Ring Lesion" that doesn't get better on it's own. Usually gets worse till it fully obstructs.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Not necessarily: There are many causes of foul smelling stool, e.g., fat malabsorption, c. Difficile infection, certain foods that bring undigested material to colon, ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Not specifically: Bowel movement color is not a factor to watch for colon cancer unless you see blood. See a doctor for an examination.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
Gastroenterology 44 years experience
No: More commonly due to spasm in lower colon. However, sudden change in stool caliber, "pencil thin" stools, cramps, bleeding, nausea, weight loss need ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
Endocrinology 58 years experience
Colon cancer: Good wikipedia question. Look for blood when you poo. Test poo for blood and can test for cancer cells in stool with DNA testing.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
See a doctor: Without seeing what you are describing it is very hard to know what you have. Diet is the most common cause for the color of bowel movements. Any chan... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Hematology and Oncology 24 years experience
Not always: Rectal bleeding can happen in almost 40-50% cases. Other symptoms that can happen include abdominal pain , change in bowel habits, weakness , anemia w... Read More
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