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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Miller
9 years experience Family Medicine
Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arabinda Behura
10 years experience Hospital-based practice
Unlikely: If the part of the colon that's under your diaphragma if it's inflamed or has an infection it might cause left chest pain and left shoulder pain but t ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: The splenic flexure is the part of your colon that is tucked up under your left diaphragm and can cause pain that radiates upward into the left chest. ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sameer Gupta
17 years experience Medical Oncology
May not be any: Signs and symptoms may not occur till cancer growth is large. Sometimes stool can test positive for blood due to occult bleeding but sensitivity is 50 ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Sometimes...: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, ... Read More
A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kevin Windisch
24 years experience Pediatrics
Hard to know: The colon is part of your intestine so i'm not sure what your son was really told. I suspect that he was told he has a malrotation (though this is di ... Read More
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Wt loss: And early satiety are not normal, and you need a real vs a virtual person to ask you things, examine you, and see if further tests are needed. The one ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes and yes: Aphthous stomatitis involving the common canker sore can occur in up to 15% of americans, and may involve some bacteria like staph epidermidis. Howev ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Colon wall: If the thickening was the result of only one episode of diverticulitis, it may eventually recede. Repeated episodes of colon inflammation could cause ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Helicobacter pylori: This will seldom affect the nature of your stools. This is probably due to another issue.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety focused on: health issues suggests a POSSIBLE phobia or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Continue to see your doctor and please see a mental health professional fo ... Read More
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