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Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Yes: Function of the colon is to reabsorb fluid entering the right sided colon from the terminal ileum. The small bowel absorbs nutrients taken by mouth. Liquid in the small bowel passes to colon where liquid is reabsorbed as it passes to the rectum as stool. Rt. colon Ca has liquid passing over it. When solid stool reaches an obstructing left colon tumor it liquefies to be able to pass. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


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10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

10cm ulcerative sigmoid bowel tumor  found, disease also in s.4&5 liver plus other areas - what options pse? Aflibercept?Massive surgery, stent?

There is good chemot: There is good chemo available. It is often comined with targeted drugs like Avastin (bevacizumab) and erbitux(cetuximab)depnding on the kras mutation status of the tumor. The results of chemoa re quite good, so go for it. Aflibercept is not a particualry good drug...Certainly no better than avastin (bevacizumab). ...Read more

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10cm sigmoid tumor obstructing bowel, terminal colorectal cancer since 2010 extensive disease. Choice is stent or stoma please help not sure what to do?

10cm sigmoid tumor obstructing bowel, terminal colorectal cancer since 2010 extensive disease. Choice is stent or stoma please help not sure what to do?

Sorry : Sorry about the bad diagnosis. I would suggest that, at this point , if stent is possible go that route. A lot easier to recover from and ultimately, if disease is as bad as you say, it will be the same outcome. But don't have to recover from a big operation. ...Read more

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What is a fatty tumor on the bowel?

What is a fatty tumor on the bowel?

Benign Tumor: Lipomas(fatty tumors)can be found anywhere along the intestinal tract, typically bulging towards the intestinal lumen. Though often completely harmless, when large they can erode thru the inner lining of the intestine and cause bleeding. Furthermore, they may cause (small)bowel obstruction, as the intestine tries to propagate the tumor out (intususception). Rx is only required for complications. ...Read more

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Constipation so bad I have bowel obstructions constantly and I've had an soap sud enema. Could there be a tumor in my bowel way?

Constipation so bad I have bowel  obstructions constantly and I've had an soap sud enema. Could there be a tumor in my bowel way?

Fred 61: You should absolutely be evaluated by your physician or a gastroenterologist with either colonoscopy or at the least flexible sigmoidoscopy if you haven't had either in the last 2-3 years. Obstructive symptoms like constipation can definitely be a warning sign that needs evaluation. Thankfully, most of the time, a tumor is not the cause but it must be ruled out ...Read more

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Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

Is it possible for a meningioma brain tumor to cause bowel problems?

yes, rarely: Meningiomas most commonly occur in the head but they can also affect the spinal canal. If they press on the lowest part of the spinal cord they can produce bowel problems. This is not highly likely but can happen. See your physician for full evaluation. ...Read more

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My chiro took xrays, one shows black round spot in area of intestines. Can this be a tumor? I do periodocally experience blood in bowel movements.

My chiro took xrays, one shows black round spot in area of intestines. Can this be a tumor? I do periodocally experience blood in bowel movements.

Seeing Black: Black on an x-ray is air which just so happens to fill your intestines. Therefore, seeing black is entirely normal. A plain x-ray of the abdomen is of no benefit for colon cancer screening. Blood in bowel movements is often secondary to hemorrhoids, but not always. I advise you to see a primary care doctor. If you are over 50 and have never had a colonoscopy, the time is now! ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more