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why would colon cancer cause narrow stools

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
43 years experience 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 22-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 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 years experience 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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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
19 years experience Urgent Care
Um: Colon cancer could be but not the first thing to consider. You could have urinary issues, stones, infection, irritable bowel. I would see your doctor ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Unlikely : Best test would be a colonoscopy for your symptoms or at least a sigmoidoscopy. Usually if a colon cancer had symptoms a year ago those symptoms would ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
14 years experience Family Medicine
Not always: No, thin or narrow stools do not always indicate presence of colon cancer, but that is one of the causes. Partial bowel obstruction or other tumors ca ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
30 years experience Internal Medicine
Hematochexia: Negative sigmoidoscopy and CT sacn of pelvis and Abdomen. May need a full colonoscopy doubt colon cancer for 3 years without significant progression. ... Read More
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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Yes: Colonoscopy is not the ideal way to evaluate for colon cancer. The most accurate test is a colonoscopy. Contact a gastroenterologist to set this up.
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Myron Arlen
64 years experience 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 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Crystal Twynham
33 years experience General Surgery
No!: But it's not a good idea! when your body sends you the signal that is time to move her bowels, you should listen. It's really pretty smart. Obvious ... Read More
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