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skinny thin stool symptom of colon cancer

A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
For how long?: Anybody can pass a thin one from time to time. If this persists for more than a few days, go in and get a rectal from your physician. It's more worris ... Read More

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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jefferson Chen
33 years experience in Neurosurgery
It is concerning: You are correct in being concerned, particularly if this is a change. When the stool gets thinned like you are describing, you are concerned that ther ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Whoa: Forgive me for this. You list yourself as having colon cancer. This will only narrow the caliber of your stool if it's still present. Are you inoperab ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unlikely at your age: It would be very unlikely for someone of your age to have colon cancer, unless there's a strong family history that would suggest a genetic predisposi ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Colon cancer: At your age colon cancer is highly unlikely. Hemorrhoids can cause your problem, and occur often with constipation. Adjust your diet with more fruit ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Get seen: You should have seen your physician already. Be brave. There are several possibilities.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
63 years experience in Surgical Oncology
Possible lesion: In situ adeno unrelated unless some for of radiation employed that could narrow distal bowel. Narrowing of stool suggests that there is some constric ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience in 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 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Evaluation: See your Gastroenterology again to be re evaluated it is possible your hemorrhoid.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience in Internal Medicine
Unlikely: A diagnosis of cancer of the intestines at 23 yr of age is very unusual. If you are constipated and there is larger piece of stool blocking passage ... Read More
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