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Bright Yellow Mucus In A Bowel Movement Pancreatic Cancer
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
I don't have IBS but I am having thick chunks of mucus in my bowel movements. Could this be cancer?
Been having large amounts of yellow mucus without any bowel movement. I usually see mucus but never this much. What could it be from?
Sounds irritable: Sometimes excess mucous can be a result of an over active intestinal tract. We typically call this syndrome irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). Other symptoms include alternating episodes of constipation and diarrhea, and cramping. Your physician may be able to help you with symptom control as some medicines have been shown to work in this condition. ...Read more
Almost every time I have a bowel movement first I pass a lot of mucus (yellow-brown, not clear), the stool is normal.Why that excessive mucus?
I have bowel movement every 3-4 weeks, when I go it's covered with thick yellow mucus, I don't have any discomfort, tried bowel clean, nothing happens?
Cancer Risk: Bile acids are excreted in the stool unchanged in less than 24 hours. However, if the bile acids remain in the body more than 24 hours, they break down into potent carcinogens. Prolonged contact with the intestines and colon result in carcinogenic changes--i.e., bowel cancer. Vitally important to have a bowel movement every day! You need more fiber (psyllium husks), magnesium, and water. ...Read more
I am feeling very fatigued, with small bouts of diziness, i have irregular bowel movements 1-2 times per week but very little and it has yellow mucus.
Diet and exercise: You may wish to increase your intake of fiber foods. Drink enough water daily so that your urine is color less. If you are able to increase intake of fiber foods, you may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink lots of water. 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. 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
Is the kras gene behind pancreatic cancer & mucinous borderline malignant tumors? My aunt died from pancreatic this yr & i had the mucus tumor-*stg 1a
Two different types: Your aunt had the garden variety pancreatic cancer, your own tumor was different and it has a much better prognosis than your aunt's cancer. Ras gene is often mutated in pancreatic cancer but, as of now, it has no impact on diagnosis or on treatment of pancreatic cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi, this is probably me being over concerned but recently I've noticed 2 or 3 yellow patches of skin on my legs and its making me nervous. Liver failure but I don't drink excessively. Pancreatic cancer? Should I be worried?
I've gad yellow stool for about a week now. My mother died from pancreatic cancer and this scares me?
I am being evaluated for pancreatic cancer. My stool can ocasionally be yellow. But usualy brown. If yellow is not continuous can this still be tumor?
An adolescent has frequent yellow/pale stool. Could this be caused by anxiety/IBS? Pancreatic cancer?
For three months I have had low grade fevers and extreme nausea every day. For the past week I have had yellow stools. Could this be pancreatic cancer?
What do yellow eyes signify in suspected pancreatic cancer...Does it suggest a certain stage of cancer?
My stool is solid, with a yellow-brown colour. This has been going on for a couple of weeks. My Stool is usually fully brown. Is it pancreatic cancer?
Paretic cancer: At your age almost certainly not.Get a more detailed answer ›
Hi 19 years old been having yellow stools for a while now almost all my life recently found out on internet that could be pancreatic cancer scared!!
Relax: Stool color is determined by two basic factors.The first is the colorant,which is the bile made by your liver & added early in digestion.It is ultra green.The second is the action of germs in the gut that gradually changes the bile through shades of green to yellow to brown depending on how long your poop takes to go through. You can check with your doc,but are likely normal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If gallbladder and liver are normal on ultra sound, and I have no other symptoms such as jaundice, but yellow stools sometimes that greasy and float, could it be pancreatic cancer. Scared!!
Dark yellow/orange loose stool. Gas, upper left abd/up left back pain. Sometimes lower left pain. Panicking about pancreatic cancer. Very stressed ?
Cancer unlikely: You are at very low risk for pancreatic cancer at your age. 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. 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
Pancreatic cancer?I had a pancreatic protocol ct/hida/liver, pancreas, CBC blood test/stool test/colonoscopy.All perfect.I still have light/yellow stool
Stop worrying: You have nothing to worry about except that fact that you are still a smoker, which i hope you'll stop. If everybody with light-colored stools consumed health-care dollars searching for pancreatic cancer, it'd be a huge waste. Evidently you're not even jaundiced. Please stop reading internet scare stuff, look for another cause of your abdominal pain ; stop reading internet scare stuff. ...Read more
How frequent can be CT-Scans be taken and still be considered safe - esp. looking at the abdomen? I worry about Pancreatic Cancer even with IBS-C
Additive exposure : Each ct scan is well within the safe limits of radiation exposure, but each one is additive in terms if exposure, making ct scan a poor choice for any life long routine imaging tool. In other words, the effect of radiation exposure doesn't go away over time. IF you really need serial imaging, maybe MRI is a better choice. (Note the IF part) Hope this helps! ...Read more
Like material that functions to moisten and protect inner body surfaces. The viscous slippery substance that consists chiefly of mucin, water, cells, and inorganic salts and that is secreted as a protective lubricant coating by the cells and glands of the mucous membranes. The free slime of the mucous membranes, composed of secretion of the glands, various salts, ...Read more
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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