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difference between colon cancer symptoms and hemorrhoids

A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Not clearly: At your age of 23, colon cancer would be highly unlikely. Both conditions can cause rectal bleeding. Hemorrhoids may cause discomfort and swelling at ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
Here are some ...: Does this question pertain to you? If yes, it is much less likely happening to one at 20. The common symptoms related with colon cancer are changed ha ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
No: Loss of appetite is not a specific symptom of colon cancer as there are many possible causes for a diminishment of appetite. Best to see your doctor t ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No.: Unless a LOT of people in your family have colon cancer below age 50. There are genetic diseases that give colon cancer at a young age. If you dont ha ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience Endocrinology
Colon cancer symptom: Symptoms are very late sigh of colon cancer. But need more detail on what you call symptoms. Blood in stool? tarry stool? obstructed GI signs. Don't w ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Early colon cancer has no symptoms. Later can develop rectal bleeding, change in bowel function with smaller loose bowel movements, and later even col ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience Internal Medicine
No: There is no way to tell the differencee.. Please have it checked.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Hemorrhoids are anal: When hemorrhoid are symptomatic they thrombose, causing anal pain or bleed locally. Colon cancer, due to a lesion in bowel if localized can cause blo ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
NO it is not: You have colonoscopy , as per your info. Did not show cancer so you don't have it , why worry? . Now your constipation could be easily managed by hig ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
No, but: it can cause rectal bleeding, which can confound or delay diagnosis of colo-rectal cancer.

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