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is farting a symptom of colon cancer

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience 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

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Lloyd
46 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Passing gas is not a sign of cancer. The most common signs of cancer are bleeding, weight loss, change in bowel habits, and pain.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gutti Rao
Dr. Gutti Rao answered
46 years experience Hospital-based practice
No: Not known to be a sign of colon cancer!
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Patience : I hope you are wrong and there is no cancer but even if so, 3 weeks would not affect the outcome. I know waiting can be hard but try to gather all yo ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Satish Sundar
34 years experience Pediatrics
Common causes first: This might be a sign of a transient food intolerance, with such a short history. Early stage of stomach flu/gastroenteritis can present like this. If ... Read More
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A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
34 years experience Integrative Medicine
Late symptom: As a sign of colon cancer, gas and bloating are late symptoms. An obstruction caused by a tumor could lead to bloating and the trapping of gas within ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Enrique Molina
35 years experience Gastroenterology
Unlikely: it you are 19 and have gas, it is not a typical symptom of cancer. you are unlikely to have colon cancer unless you have strong family history or othe ... Read More
A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Tamler
33 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Flatus: Consider mylicon (simethicone) to absorb the gas.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: While not unknown, colon cancer at your age is uncommon. If you have a family history of early onset colon cancer you may wish to get a colonoscopy. Y ... Read More
A 53-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Maybe: A physician office visit and appropriate studies will settle this. Hopefully and most likely it's something simpler (has your thyroid been checked?) b ... Read More
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