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Probably not...: But lots of other things can (some benign and others not). Please refer to the many quality answers on healthtap regarding causes of constipation, and approaches to diagnosis and treatment. At 76 years old, evaluation is definitely in order for you--please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Except many of the symptoms of IBS could actually be indicative of a colon cancer and many dietary irregularities associated with IBS can themselves increase your risk for colon cacner development. Ibs should be a diagnosis of excluding more serious diagnoses. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Colon cancer can very rarely cause obstruction of the duct draining the gall bladder(cystic duct) or liver(common bile duct) by growing directly into these structures and causing an obstruction. This can lead to cholecystitis just like that caused when the obstruction is caused by a gall stone. It is a more serious situation but i believe that I have seen it only once in my 36 year career! ...Read more
No: Although there doesn't appear to be a direct link between diverticular disease and colon or rectal cancer, diverticular disease may make cancer more difficult to diagnose. And rarely, what appears to be diverticulitis may be colon cancer. Because of this, your doctor may recommend a colonoscopy after you've recovered from a bout of diverticulitis. ...Read more
What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?
SIJ Subluxation: ? About intestinal spasm causing inflammation, bleeding, & bloating. These are symptoms along a spectrum from mild (IBS) to severe diarrhea (Crohn's) to bleeding (Ulcerative Colitis). The likely etiology of these disorders are varying degrees of autonomic dysfunctions. IBS-D reflects parasympathetic overdrive & IBS-C reflects sympathetic overdrive. ...Read more
Would be reasonable: Someone could very well have digestive issues if there were any type of peritoneal tumors. ...Read more
DIET NOT constipated: Not constipation per se , but diet may a factor: diets high in whole grain, fruits, and veggies have been linked with a lower risk of colorectal cancer, but fiber supplements have not been shown to prevent colo-rectal cancer. Excess red meats and processed meats can increase your colorectal cancer risk and cooking meats at very high heat may create chemicals that might increase cancer risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Ulcerative pancolitis, is a chronic disease that inflames the gastrointestinal (GI) system. Specifically, ulcerative colitis causes lesions in the colon. With the inflammation there is a higher risk for developing CRC. Two factors associated with cancer risk , is disease duration and extent of colon involvement . Early tumors develop denovo from carcinogens and utilize inflammation to progress ...Read more
Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more
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
Not commonly: Everyone that has had an a abdominal surgery will form some degree of adhesions. Hopefully most will be minimal. Most patients with "adhesions" will have no problems. If there is chronic or recurrent partial bowel obstructions from adhesions then maybe there could be digestive problems. Vitamin deficiency would not be likely unless they are unable to eat a healthy diet. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can having multiple abdominal surgeries cause colon thickening? Lap RNY, abdomnio, gall bladder removal, rt adrenalectomy? History of bleeding ulcers
Is a range of haemoglobin 12 and RBC 3.75 a range to worry in males. Can this mean colon issues...Advise.
Possibly: There are several types of anemia, which are categorized as macrocytic, normocytic or microcytic (size of red blood cells); hyperchromic, normochromic or hypochromic (concentration of hemoglobin respective to red blood cell size). Normal hemoglobin/hematocrit range: 13.5-15/40-45. Acute blood loss due to gastrointestinal bleeding usually presents as normocytic, normochromic anemia. ...Read more
A Gastroenterologist: is the specialist who deals with the colon and colon related problems, but a primary care physician is often a good place to start. Usually they can handle the problem on their own, and they can always refer you along if it is something beyond their training level and expertise. Hope this helps! ...Read more
High ferritn levels 650+ and I have always had colon issues pre-cancer polyps. Test every 2 years. Can ferritin indicate cancer?
High ferritin can be due to iron overload or any form of chronic or acute inflammation including infections but not usually a marker for malignancy.
People who have a genetic disorder leading to excessive iron absorption called Hemochromatosis do have an increased incidence of liver cancer.
If this is a possibility you should have further iron tests to rule it out. ...Read more
Had 5 CTabdomen pelvis over 5 years, all unremarkable, no iv contrat (but with oral), Colon issues for about 6 years.Getting scopesoon Worried cancr?
What are other causes of severe menstrual pain when endometriosis, cancer, fibroids, cysts, adenomyosis, and colon issues have been ruled out?
This link adds more: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/menstrual-cramps/basics/causes/con-20025447Get a more detailed answer ›
Is it likely that three abdominal /pelvic CT scans taken over the course of a year (for colon issues) would miss colon cancer?
It is possible: In a routine ct, the colon can be very difficult to evaluate. Stool throughout the colon makes it difficult to identify small masses (i.e., early cancer). Also, there are almost always areas of contraction in the walls that can mimic tumors. Unless the ct is done after a thorough colon prep and with a specific technique designed to identify polyps, colon cancers can "hide" very easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colon issues 4 years, 4 ct scans Over 4 years show diverticulosis, sigmoidoscopy to 35cm normal, woke to bloody diaherea today colon cancer?
Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?
Diagnostic injection: Most back pain is either discogenic or facetogenic. That is either from your disc or the joints in your lower back. A less common cause is the sacroiliac joint. An MRI is useful if not done. After MRI history and physical exam diagnostic X-ray guided blocks can give you a diagnosis and lead to specific treatment . ...Read more
Male24 187pounds 5^9. After eating spicy food has urgent bowel movement.(Been in same condition for 4 months) father has a colon issue. Genetic?
IBS often is.: Gosh, everyone in my family anyway. http://www.nerdpocalypse.net/irritable%20bowel.html ...Read more
Colon issues 4 yrs, had sigmoidoscopy (35 cm) and 4 Ct over 3 1/2 years. Only found diverticulousis, crampy, mucusy stools, occaisonal blood, cancer?
I've been having a stomach ache with occasional vomiting is this signs of ulcer, colon issues, kidney stone, appendicitis or something else?
Hard to tell:
With your limited history and w/o an exam i would say sign of ulcer. See your doctor.
Had colectomy 10/12. Severe colonic inertia. Dad had 9" removed of colon same issue. Muscles & nerves bad. Any connection? Ibs in family both sides. Can there be a genetic connection?
Depends on why...: Many diseases, some serious, some self-limiting, can cause an inflamed colon (colitis). Some like infections, diverticulitis, ischemia are reversible/treatable and the colon will heal, leaving no trace. Others can wax and wane, leaving scarring and may eventually require surgery sometimes. ...Read more
If I had clean colonoscooy 10 years ago,no family history of colon cancer, no issues, iscologuard ok?
Hi I want to know if the whole CT scan of abdomen with color dye or whole ultrasound of abdomen show Colon (if there are issues in colon)?
Issue today with yellowish, smelly anal discharge...Not taking any new medications...No bleeding...Mild discomfort for few min w/spastic colon. Never had this issue before. Should i see physician?
Yes: If this was a new event and does not recur, it was probable just something you ate and can be ignored for now. If it continues, especially if there is any.Change in your bowel movements, you should see a health care provider. You might be referred for a colonoscopy. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers