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A 33-year-old male asked:

I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. is this colon cancer?

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
General Practice 54 years experience
IBS: Symptoms of loose stools ; abdominal cramps in young adult male suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Intestinal cancer would be most unusual. Personally, i would be interested in history of extreme sports participation ; chronic low back pain, which I have found concommitent with these symptoms in young adult males. The symptoms suggest that a primary medical doctor evaluation is in order.
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Also consider lactose intolerance. Try taking Lactaid before meals and switching to lactose free milk. You'd be surprised how many products have dairy in them. Been there, done that.
Jul 29, 2013

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