A 29-year-old male asked:
29y/o male, had tiny thin stools for a few days followed by constipation happening right now, took miralax and saw greenish black little specks/chunks in my stool, im terrified right now, is this a sign of colon cancer? there was no blood or mucus?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Donald Colantino answered
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Constipation: Colon cancer would be unusual in your age bracket. Blood in stool and change in bowel habits are 2 common symptoms of it. Greenish black specks are nonspecific. To treat constipation, increase both fluid and fiber intake(can also take fiber supplement like Metamucil) in your diet. Try to avoid laxatives. If not improved, consult a gastroenterologist for evaluation and advice.
Answered on Sep 15, 2020
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