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Colon Cancer Bowel Movements
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
This morning i had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?
Do i have colon cancer if i have pain on my front right side and back side and change in bowel movement?
It depends : If blood in the stool is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common. If the blood or stool is darker (black) and has a 'tar-like' appearance, it is more indicative of a bleed in the upper areas of the GI tract. This is more significant and needs more prompt evaluation and treatment. Seek evaluation by a qualified professional asap to differentiat. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im 18 and i have been under alot of stress latley and i have had a change in bowel movements that is my only symptom do i have colon cancer?
Very unlikely at 18: Start with increasing fiber intake: fruits, vegetables, dried beans, bran cereals. Drink plenty of water 6-8 cups a day, and consider a daily walk or other exercise program. You maybe able to normalize your bowel movements. Otherwise you will want to discuss this problem with your doctor who can perform a detailed history and physical. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not necessarily: Red blood on the toilet is not uncommon occasionally and can be caused by things such as a tiny anal erosion or fissure(especially with constipation) it can also be from a hemorrhoid. Blood mixed with stool or dark stool can be from bleeding farther inside the colon and should be investigated. Screening colonoscopy is recommended once you've reached 50 even with no symptoms. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?
Would you bleed from colon cancer every day? Also what about bleeding after having to pass an abnormally large bowel movement?
Does having rather large bowel movements (ever since I was a teenager) make me more prone to colon cancer by stretching my colon or something?
Having small frequent bowel movements. Felt like I had trapped bowel. Bowel passing now but I'm going a little each time. Worried it's colon cancer. ?
For the passed few days after I have a bowel movement I have a speck of bright red blood on the toilet paper. It is very tiny. Colon cancer ?
Bleeding hemorrhoids: Bright red blood on the stool is usually due to bleeding internal hemorrhoids, especially in a young adult. It's more apt to happen if you're constipated and it's more apt to be intermittent. For more information on diagnosis and treatment see: > http://wb.md/1Jj80zo ...Read more
1 week ago, I had change in bowel movement(looser stools, still continuing) and pain in left abdomen(not severe, improves). Is it colon cancer?19years
Very unlikely: It is very unlikely that you have colon cancer. If loose stools persist for more than a week, it would be prudent to see your doctor. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat 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
Family history of colon cancer have had two small bowel movements while sleeping what could be causing this ?
Im 22 and today after a bowel movement I saw black or maybe dark green lleafy objects in my stool its colon cancer?
Is it colon cancer?: Colon cancer is diagnosed under a microscope by a pathologist looking at a piece of your colon. That piece is collected during colonoscopy, where the inside of your colon is visualized, any polyps, or masses are biopsied and sent to path. Your age is low risk. Your dark, tarry stool, is a symptom. If persists, take a sample to your doc, test it for blood, if positive, doc will order colonoscopy. ...Read more
Im 22 and after a bowel movement I have anal itching with leakage what is the chance its colon cancer?
Im 22 with minor anal leakage after bowel movement with anal itching is anal leakage sign of colon cancer?
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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