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Can Ibs Cause Cancer
I have suffered badly from stress past few years, believe it's caused by work. Now have aches, pains & IBS. Concerned stress could cause cancer?
Unknown: I do not know that anyone can absolutely answer your question. I do know that stress can cause a host of other issues. My suggestion is to speak to one of your employers about your job and perhaps have your position modified to allow you less stress. I know speaking to your employer may be risky, but if you have a good track record at your job, they will want to help you. Good luck. ...Read more
Ibs is diagnosed after all organic causes are ruled out (eg, infection, inflammation). Gi docs use a clinical criteria called rome iii. Pts must have abdominal pain/discomfort associated with 2 or more of the following at least 25% of the time: 1. Symptoms improve w defecation, 2. Stool frequency changes, 3. Stool appearance changes. Constipation-type vs diarrhea-type are ...Read more
I was Dx w/IBS younger. Im 28. What causes variation in stool size & shape excluding cancer? Could tension/anxiety/IBS cause the change? Why? Thank yo
See answer: altered bowel habits is a feature of IBS and relates to several factors including spasms of the bowel, altered bacterial environment, and sensitivity to certain food triggers. For many IBS patients, stress/anxiety seem to provoke the already sensitive nerves and can flare up their IBS symptoms. More info here: http://www.uptodate.com/contents/irritable-bowel-syndrome-beyond-the-basics Good luck! ...Read more
Are there any other conditions besides colon cancer that can cause thin stools and constipation for so long? I have no pain at all, so IBS seems unlikely. I also don't have much of an urge to urinate, either, however, the urine comes out just fine. I also
An adolescent has frequent yellow/pale stool. Could this be caused by anxiety/IBS? Pancreatic cancer?
I have ibs. But recently read an article of someone dieing from bowl cancer when they thought they had its. This has worried me. Should i be concerned?
IBS: Should only be a diagnosis of exclusion. That is to say it should be diagnosed after all other more serious causes of your symptoms are ruled out and that may entail a complete upper endoscopy and colonoscopy and other appropriate testing based on your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think ihave ibs. It started 1 year ago i was tested for cancer its negitive i got onstapation that goes away and keeps coming back i'm 28 male?
Probably not: Ibs probably does not lead to colon or rectal cancer. Certainly, no studies have found this. However, some of the symptoms of ibs, particularly ibs with constipation, may delay diagnosis of colon and rectal cancer. It may be harder to notice a change in bowel habits when your bowel habits change from day to day. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have been diagnosed with IBS, but I'm concerned about colon cancer which seems to have similar symptoms. What's the best way to distinguish the symptoms, and particularly the type of pain?
See answer: FIRST OFF, IF YOU ARE IN YOUR 20'S OR 30'S COLON CA IS UNCOMMON. The incidence increases with age. Colon cancer has NO symptoms in it's early phase. Cancer of the right colon presents with anemia, changes in BM or pain are a very late sign. Cancer of left colon may cause rectal bleeding and/or anemia and eventually a change in BM. see> http://bit.ly/1JhGenE and http://bit.ly/1VlC078 ...Read more
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