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Bleeding And Colon Cancer
Not good, but: Each person is unique. Discss this question w/ the doctors involved in treatment. It's not good, but there are certainly cases that will do better than others. All life ends. Stage 4 cancer is quite advanced and life expectancy is shortened significantly. Overall health can matter a lot for how long and how good. ...Read more
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
My brother passed two years ago with colon cancer so I'm a bit worried now about the bleeding from my bum.
Not always.: Early in colon cancer, there are typically NO symptoms until the cancer tumor grows large enough that it begins to cause problems in the digestive tract. Small, asymptomatic cancers can be found by screening colonoscopy. Larger tumors may cause changes in bowel habits (diarrhea/constipation/change in consistency of stool), blood in stool, unexplained weight loss, weakness/fatigue, persistent pain ...Read more
Had rectal bleeding for a few weeks 2.5 years ago. No bleeding since. Dr said it was likely fissure that healed. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?
Rectal bleeding: If your rectal bleeding has come back, then okay to get in to your doc for evaluation. More likely this is a hemorrhoid or recurrent fissure. Cancer in your age group is very low incidence. However, an exam under anesthesia will lead to a diagnosis, and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
24 yr old bright red rectal bleeding for a few weeks almost 3 years ago. No bleeding or symptoms since. Dr said ok. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?
I'm 25 and had a baby 7 months ago. I also have 4 out if 6 symptoms of colon cancer including rectal bleeding. How likely is this? I have appt w/ gi.
IFOBT test Dec 2014, no occult blood. April 2nd, 2015 minor rectal bleeding, stop 1 day after. April 17th, 2015 started again. I'm 22. Colon cancer?
My boyfriend has colon cancer and his body is so weak to a point were he can sleep all day and still feels so tired and he's been bleeding profusely e?
See answer: Very sorry to hear this. I wasn't sure what question you were asking? Is he in hospice? If so contact them immediately for advice. Otherwise, If he is bleeding profusely he should be transported to an ER for evaluation. ...Read more
How accurate % Is the schebo stool test in colon cancer? I mean how can it miss a tumor since it decects bleeding and nonbleeding tumors
Schebo colon ca test: ScheBo tumor M2-PK Stool Test is a totally new approach for bowel cancer screening. Previously, only non-specific tests for blood in the stool could be used to give an indication of an existing bowel cancer (24% accuracy). With the new ELISA method for Tumor marker M2-PK in the stool it′s now possible to detect bleeding or non-bleeding bowel cancers, as well as polyps (80-90%, sen.- specificity) ...Read more
Is post menopause bleeding and pelvic pain a sign of colon cancer? Endo cancer ruled out as biopsy clear.
No: Vaginal bleeding is gyn not colon! Uterine ca is not ruled out by a pap. Need a d+c to look for uterine ca. ...Read more
Does a intestinal or colon cancer show in a blood test thru the WBC? And if there is no bleeding is it possible to be cancer?
Rectal bleeding. Thin stools. I'm 18 and have no cancer in my family! Is it safe to say that I DON'T have colon cancer given my age and family history?
25 y/o. Recurrent anal bleeding. Blood in toilet, paper, can't tell if on feces or from dripping. Maternal grandfather had colon cancer. Anysuggestion?
I had post menopause bleeding. Not endometril cancer as biopsy clear. Pap smear ok. Ultrasound shows slight hyperplasia. But could it be colon cancer?
Please clarify...: Are you asking about a source of vaginal bleeding, bleeding per rectum, or are you not sure of the site of bleeding? At age 51, you certainly qualify for and should undergo a screening colon exam (if you have not already accomplished same within the intervals established by medical convention). ...Read more
Would you bleed from colon cancer every day? Also what about bleeding after having to pass an abnormally large bowel movement?
My mom, has had vomiting diarrhea for 5 days. She also is having bladder spasm now. Her dr is questioning internal bleeding and colon cancer?
Unusual presentation: She is most likely dehydrated with 5 days of vomiting and diarrhea. If she is admitted to hospital for hydration that is very reasonable. For cancer of the GI tract obstruction might occur usually not vomiting and diarrhea. Your doctor will try to make her better then do testing to determine if she has a tumor. Colon cancer is 3rd most common cancer after lung and breast. ...Read more
Colon cancer, bleeding mass, havng cath/stent/bypass. Risk of hemorrhage/complications from thinners during/after procedures? No CAD symptom, pos tgxt
Too complicated...: To address in this forum. You need to ask these questions of your team of docs-your primary doc and whichever secondary docs you have: gi, surgeon, cardiologist, interventional cardiologist, cardiac surgeon, . ...Read more
Is there difference of amount of bleeding due to colon cancer vs something benign like hemorrhoids? Once in while ill get small blood spot when I poop
No: There is no way to tell the differencee. Please have it checked. ...Read more
When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?
Both: Or none. Bleeding may not be seen only occult blood Speak to your doctor if you are concerned at the age of 19 ...Read more
Loosed/mushy stools for months, constant bloating, fatigue, loss of appetite & weight. No rectal bleeding or pain. Anxious about colon cancer. I'm 25.
Rare but possible: At 25 it would be very unusual to develop colorectal cancer and almost always would be related to an inherited family predisposition like having 2 or more first degree family members with colorectal cancer, ovarian or endometrial cancer or someone with a lot of polyps. At your age these symptoms are usually not cancer but you absolutely see your doctor for a check up ...Read more
21yr old male, could this be colon cancer? Blood on stool, Rectal bleeding (bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.
Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read more
Complications: The natural course of untreated colon cancer includes local and systemic effects. Local effects may include bleeding, perforation, intestinal obstruction, and growth into adjacent organs. Systemic effects include spread to other organs such as the liver and lungs. Of course, the best time to treat a cancer is as soon as it is diagnosed. ...Read more
When they say colon cancer bleeds intermittently, do they mean every few days? Week?, months? Years? My dr said most colon cancers bleed continuously.
Colon Cancer Bleed: The colon cancers that bleed are usually located on the right side of the colon. The bleeding from these cancers is usually very slow and are not often detected by the naked eye. You may notice that your bowel movements appear darker in color. More significant bleeding would appear bright red. ...Read more