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A 30-year-old female asked:

i'm having some colon problems \u0026 still on diagnosis \u0026 tests phase. my c.e.a level is 21.65, should that be an alert for something?

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Dr. Michael Sawyer
General Surgery 36 years experience
Could be: Cea or carcinoembryonic antigen is a tumor marker and when elevated is concerning but not specific for colon cancer. Continue with the diagnostics and it will all be sorted out.

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A 21-year-old member asked:

What are the symptoms of colon problems?

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Dr. Nadu Tuakli
Family Medicine 41 years experience
Change in stool: When problems arise in the colon (the large bowel) it usually affects the bowel movements. So you could have diarrhea or constipation or blood in the stool, anything that is a change. This change can affect frequency, color or consistency and there could be mucous. Sometimes there is a nagging discomfort or an increase in flatulence (gas). Sometimes large bowel problems are familial.

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Last updated May 19, 2016

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