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A 32-year-old male asked:

i have to constantly fart and it smells really bad. my family has history of colon probs, also my grandparents on my mom side both died of liver cance?

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Dr. Randy Villanueva
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Colon cancer: Although flatus or gas doesnt correlate with colon cancer, the bigger picture here is of you have a direct relative with /diagnosed of Colon cancer then you need a colonoscopy 20 years before your relative's age of diagnosis.( if diagnosed at 50, you need it at age of 30, then every 3-5 years after). You gas problems if not related to frequent diarrhea and bloody stools, maybe from the food you ea

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Last updated Feb 20, 2015

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