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Colon cancer stool shape

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgical Oncology 65 years experience
Possible: The clinical indications of a tumor growing in the distal bowel or simoid/rectosigmoid region is the appearance of blood, or narrowing of stool. Sinc... Read More

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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
See below: What you described does not seem to be a cause for concern. you may wish to get your stool tested for occult blood. Your doctor can order a FIT test f... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 42 years experience
Probably not: You have multiple problems and concerns that should be evaluated by your physician. Colon cancer would be very unlikely, but the other problems need t... Read More
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
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
It depends: Rectal bleeding can be caused from hemorrhoids(commonest cause) or by colon cancer. So an examination is required to find the exact cause. Any rectal ... Read More
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