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A 49-year-old member asked:

I think i may have bowel cancer, what are some of the symptoms that would be expected?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Dang
Radiology 14 years experience
Varies: Most patients have not symptoms in early stages. Symptoms depends on size and location of the cancer. Symptoms may be: a change in bowel habits (diarrhea, constipation or a change in the consistency of stool), rectal bleeding or blood in stool, persistent abdominal discomfort (cramps, gas or pain), a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying, weakness or fatigue, or unexplained weight loss.

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