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colon cancer stool shape

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
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
48 years experience Pathology
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
40 years experience Endocrinology
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
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
What huge increase?: Haven't heard of any huge increase in colon cancer in people in their early to mid-20's. Probably 0.5-1.0% of all the colon cancers in the country are ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not specifically: Bowel movement color is not a factor to watch for colon cancer unless you see blood. See a doctor for an examination.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience 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 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Samach
49 years experience Gastroenterology
No: No.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
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
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A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
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
38 years experience General Surgery
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

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