A 26-year-old male asked:
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persistent pain in abdomen for 6 month, around transverse colon and small intestine, worried could it be colon cancer?, r there other reasons for pain?

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Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Colon cancer...: ...Seldom causes pain, ; would be unusual for an otherwise low risk gentleman in his 20's. There are lots of reasons for abdominal pain (see the many healthtap answers on the subject). However, the information you provided is insufficient to render a differential since we don't know the quality, timing, duration, severity of your symptoms, associations, nor the results of testing. Help us out--.
Answered on Jun 19, 2015
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Dr. Neel Karne
17 years experience General Surgery
Unlikely: Abdominal pain in a 26yo male is unlikely to be colon cancer although the symptoms you have described are vague. Other more likely causes could be constipation, heartburn, gastric ulcer, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease. You would need to provide details about bowel habits, location of pain in abdomen, and relation to food intake.
Answered on May 25, 2014
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