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A 31-year-old female asked:

31 yo ruq pain x 8 mos. no weight loss- ct w contrast abdomen &pelvis normal- (gi tract wnl on ct) cmp, cbc, fecal occult blood normal- used to have constipation regularly now stools nml- pain in same spot all the time- could this be colon cancer?

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Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 42 years experience
Unlikely: The most sensitive finding of colon cancer is trace blood in the stool (though blood in stool can be caused by many things). So its unlikely if you have no blood in stool. With a normal CT scan, the chance of pain in the RUQ caused by colon cancer is almost 0.
Dr. Jason Reich
Internal Medicine 9 years experience
Gallbladder: This sounds typical for biliary colic or gallstone disease. You should have a ultrasound of your belly. You are too young for colon cancer.

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