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A 34-year-old female asked:

62 yo female w/ stge 4 colon ca has frequent urgency to release stool or pee. she had colon surgery a yr ago. why the freq bathroom trips?

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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
Depends: What portion of the colon was removed at surgery? Removing the lower colon & rectum can result in more frequent bowel movements. I do not know if there are medications that she is taking that may affect her, or history of radiation treatments. Review with her doctor. Colonoscopy may be indicated.

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Last updated May 1, 2013


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