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Tailbone pain and colon cancer

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
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
Dr. Daniel Popowich
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Not likely: Tailbone pain is very common and NOT considered an independent symptom of cancer. If associated with swelling, fever and chills this is consistent w... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
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
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 47 years experience
Bright red blood originates from near the outlet.Dark red to purple blood originates from further up. Black stools could be from as high as the stomac... Read More
A 60-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nancy Mckinney
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so import... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Genes: Most colon cancers are not inherited. However, there is a subset which is associated with inherited genetic abnormalities such as hereditary polyposis... Read More
A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 51 years experience
Stage IV: When the cancer has metastasized to other organs and there is no controlling it by medical or surgical means
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 40 years experience
None really...: In the majority of patients (over 80%), colon cancer is silent. Symptoms and signs of altered stool pattern or appearance, weight loss, blood in the ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
General Surgery 30 years experience
Colon cancer: Signs or symptoms can include any of the following, change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation, change in the consistency of your... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
Colon and Rectal Surgery 43 years experience
Depends: 20% are genetically caused, the remainder being environmentally caused by some as yet unknown combination of exposures to various agents. The person w... Read More
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