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A 34-year-old female asked:

Belly pain for 1 year. cat scan and upper scope. showed inflammation in stomach. constipation also. ibs..but worried colon cancer?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Constipation: Has the gastroenterologist addressed your complaint of chronic constipation? He/she can give you dietary advice. Good fluid and fiber intake is important. Taking a gentle daily bowel stimulant like senokotS could help. To assuage your fear of colon cancer a simple flexible sigmoidoscopy in the office would be helpful or you could undergo a full colonoscopy.
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Last updated May 16, 2017

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