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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Tuma
Dr. Gary Tuma answered
24 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Infection?: Sounds like possible pelvic infection. You should see your surgeon as soon as possible.

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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Brad Snyder
Specializes in General Surgery
That's not normal: The fever is the worrisome part. It is possible that you have a chronic abdominal infection from the surgery. An abscess may drain through the colon a ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
46 years experience in Internal Medicine
Cancer unlikely: Irritable bowel more likely. FODMAPs in diet a likely culprit. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di- Monosaccharides and PolyAlcohols. Read more a ... Read More
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A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in Gastroenterology
Means cancer ofcolon: What else do you want to know?
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
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
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Yes: The large intestine and the colon are words to describe the same anatomic structure in the abdomen.
A 86-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chakshu Gupta
22 years experience in Pathology
No: Chrmotherapy is used for cancers that have spread beyond the wall of the intestine and into the nodes. For tumors that are confined to the wall of the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sometimes: Some colon cancers are related to specific genetic mutations but the majority are not.
A 51-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: In general, no, cancer itself does not cause pain. But if cancer spreads to other organs, spreads to bones, or causes intestinal blockage or obstructi ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Can be: The fastest-growers are the ones that follow genetic pathways associated with the lynch loci. They may not even be preceded by a polyp -- colonoscopy ... Read More
A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience in Medical Oncology
Yes: In some people there is a link. Genetic mutations can be passed through families that iincrease risk for both breast and colon cancer. These syndrom ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Rarely.: Some hereditary mutations may increase the risk of both breast and colon cancer. Nevertheless, the majority of all breast and colon cancers are not h ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joey Bluhm
16 years experience in General Surgery
It can: If the cancer perforates the wall of the colon allowing feces to spill into localized area, an abscess can form. This more commonly happens with dive ... Read More
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A 68-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
18 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so import ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce J. Stringer
46 years experience in Radiology
Could Be: You have a known breast ca? Any other mets? Typically, one would expect mets to bone before abdomen. If pathology on both sites is the same then proba ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Usually not: Infections can co-exist with, but not cause, colon cancer. Ulcerative colitis, which is not an infection but an inflammatory disease, is tied to inc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Location: Cancers that arise from the epithelium of the large intestine are similar in most ways whether they are in the colon or rectum. Discussions of "colon ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Some times: Genetic abnormalities like brca 1 increase the risk for both ovarian and colon cancer. In most cases the two are not related. Please see this site fo ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience in Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Yes. Many people are cured with colon cancer. If found early surgery alone may be curable. If more advanced (eg, lymph node involvement or metastatic ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience in Pathology
No stage.: Polyps are not cancer yet. There are many forms of polyps. Some, like tubular adenoma and villous adenoma, need a full colonoscopy, and surgery if t ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Heredity & diet: The cause is not known in most cases. In a small number the cause is clearly heredity, e.g., apc and hnpcc. In the garden variety colon cancer, a di ... Read More
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Moez Khorsandi
26 years experience in Urology
Yes: Untreated bladder cancer can metastasize to other organs and structures when left untreated. The more aggressive the bladder cancer, the higher the li ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
No: Colon cancer is generally an adenocarcinoma of the lining of the large intestine, usually treated with surgery and sometimes chemotherapy. Anal cancer ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Jain
33 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: Anus is about 3-4 cm long from skin to the rectum which is the last part of colon. Colon is lined by columnar lining and cancer of this is very common ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Zbigniew Moszczynski
28 years experience in General Surgery
Bag is rarely needed: Colostomy( external bag ) is rarely needed for elective cancer surgery. It is more frequently used if the cancer is located very close to the anus, Al ... Read More
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