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If you start getting lower left abdominal pain from colon cancer, will it get worse and worse or it could go away?

If you start getting lower left abdominal pain from colon cancer, will it get worse and worse or it could go away?

Prob. diverticulosis: Either Cancer or diverticulitis will worsen over time and both can become deadly. Early diagnosis and treatment can save your life. Seek medical consultation ASAP ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Always bloated, constipated, sometimes blood on tissue, some abdominal pain. Worried about colon cancer 28 year old female.

Always bloated, constipated, sometimes blood on tissue, some abdominal pain. Worried about colon cancer 28 year old female.

Visit your doctor...: Visit your doctor soon to discuss these concerns. The symptoms can be seen in colon cancer, however, other non-cancerous things also have these symptoms. It's always good to be proactive about your health and have symptoms like this checked out. Colon cancer can be cured, but only of it's caught early enough before it spreads. Don't delay this visit. ...Read more

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43, canadian, suffer with chronic constiption, horrible bloating, abdominal pain. Grandad had colon cancer and my doc won't send me for colonoscopy?

43, canadian, suffer with chronic constiption, horrible bloating, abdominal pain. Grandad had colon cancer and my doc won't send me for colonoscopy?

colonoscopy: The age at which people begin screening for colon cancer via a colonoscopy is 50. However, in patients with a strong family history of colon cancer, certain patients with polyps, GI bleeding or significant symptoms a colonoscopy may be performed at any age. See a GI specialist if your questions are not being answered. ...Read more

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Is occasional lower abdominal pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Is occasional lower abdominal pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Not likely: You may consult the link given below for information on this topic, however given your age and the symptom you mentioned you are very unlikely to have colon cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/symptoms-causes/dxc-20188239 For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. abdominal pain. could it be colon cancer? Im 18 years old. (No cancer in family)

Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. abdominal pain. could it be colon cancer? Im 18 years old. (No cancer in family)

You need an exam: although it would be rare in someone your age to have colon cancer, especially without a family history, you should definitely be seen and examined by a qualified colorectal surgeon or GI... if you are also having sharp anal pain with BMs you might have something simple like an anal fissure, which can also cause bleeding and (occasionally) pencil thin stools. ...Read more

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Is abdominal pain a rare symptom.Of colon cancer? I've had minor short abdominal pain.Almost everyday I do have anxiety but I worry its stomach or colon cancer give me statistics please

Is abdominal pain a rare symptom.Of colon cancer? I've had minor short abdominal pain.Almost everyday I do have anxiety but I worry its stomach or colon cancer give me statistics please

Dealing with fear: Good medicine goes much deeper than numbers. The very fact that you have what you rightly characterize as "anxiety" (i.e., concern that is interfering with you doing the things you like to do) warrants a physician's office visit, and probably (since the focus is cancer) endoscopy from both ends to allay your concerns. The 'scope artists won't miss a cancer that's symptomatic. Good luck. ...Read more

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I started having abdominal pain for a week. But it went away. If it was colon cancer, would the pain get larger and larger? I also have a change in BM

I started having abdominal pain for a week. But it went away. If it was colon cancer, would the pain get larger and larger? I also have a change in BM

Stefan: at age 19 I can guarantee that if you are talking about yourself you DO NOT HAVE COLON CANCER! ALSO...if the pain is gone..IT PROVES what I just said! NOT TO WORRY! BE WELL! HOPE THIS HELPS! DR Z ...Read more

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How rare is colon cancer on a slightly overweight male, who is 36 years old and has no history of colon cancer but feels abdominal pain?

Very low: There are many factors that are associated with colorectal cancer, including family history, history of ulcerative colitis, older age, african american race, being female, and others. If you want to calculate your risk score, go to: http://digestive.Ccf.Org and take the colorectal cancer risk assessment questionnaire. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more