A 36-year-old member asked:
i'm having chronic diarrhea. what are the chances that this is colon cancer at age 30 years old?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Radiation Oncology 22 years experience
Very very low: Diarrhea is an unusual presentation alone of colon cancer. Additionally it is very very rare for a 30yo to get colon cancer. When colon cancer gets a bit advanced it can cause constipation or intermittent diarrhea and constipation or pain or bleeding or bloating. You should see a GI specialist or your regular doctor to discuss what might be causing the diarrhea and how to remedy it.
5262 viewsAnswered Apr 12, 2018
Colon and Rectal Surgery 15 years experience
Low: The chances are low.
Yet this does not mean that you should not discuss with your primary care physician or GI specialist in further detail. There are certain clues in a history we use to determine a risk profile.
This can only be ascertained in a face to face discussion. This forum is subpar for this type of discussion.
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Last updated Apr 12, 2018
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