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is a sore tailbone a symptom of colon cancer

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience in Pathology
Very very unlikely: Tail bone pain is not a usual sign of colon cancer. Unless you have a strong family history or early onset colon cancer, you are too young to worry ab ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Earle
30 years experience in General Surgery
Hemorrhoids?: May be some hemorrhoids, and for sure just local trauma. Drink plenty of water daily to prevent hard stools. See your doctor for an exam anyway. No hu ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience in Medical Oncology
Unlikely: Colon cancer would ordinarily not cause pain in the tail bone except on rare occasions when there is pelvic recurrence from a prior operation for col ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Doubt colon cancer: What you describe is very common especially in folks who do bike, usually after microtrauma. Read online about coccydynia. At your age and without any ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Clarence Lyons
19 years experience in Family Medicine
Not likely: Not likely. See a doctor and get checked to see what it is.
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A female asked:
Dr. Clarence Grim
56 years experience in Endocrinology
Colon cancer: 32 F. 40 lb weight loss, tailbone pain for 7 months, heavy rectal pressure, change in bowel habits. Possible colon cancer? ANS: Possible but not likel ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Lewis Hassell
38 years experience in Pathology
Familial polyposis: If early onset polyps you are at risk for familial polyposis also and should be screened soon. Your symptoms could be tied to polyps or something wors ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
15 years experience in Radiation Oncology
Unlikely: Unlikely. Here is a good overview on symptoms to look for related to colon cancer http://www.Cancer.Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer/symptoms-and ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Tyson
26 years experience in Addiction Medicine
No: Hopefully it is more rare with good family practitioners making their patients have adequate health surveillance. Typically they are picked up with t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes and no: Diarrhea can be a symptom of cancer, particularly if your stool appears black and tar like; but there are far more common and more likely causes of di ... Read More
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