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Can bladder cancer occur in teenagers?

Can bladder cancer occur in teenagers?

Yes, but very rarely: Bladder rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare, but very dangerous type of bladder cancer, usually occurs in much younger children, but occasionally in teenagers. Some children can survive with very invasive treatment. I have seen and treated a low grade transitional cell cancer in a ciggarette smoking boy who was also exposed to 2nd hand smoke from both parents from whom he stole ciggarettes! ...Read more

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more


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Can menstruation cause diverticula (not infected) in colon to cause some pain/pressure/discomfort in pelvis? Us of pelvis fine.

Can menstruation cause diverticula (not infected) in colon to cause some pain/pressure/discomfort in pelvis? Us of pelvis fine.

No: There is no association between menstruation and diverticula. You're very young even to have diverticula. Was this seen on a colonoscopy? You can have endometriosis within your pelvis (including on your colon) which can feel worse around the time of menstruation. Treatments for endometriosis include Depot-Lupron, surgery, continuous BCPs, daily Letrozole. Endometriosis is hard to see by sonogram ...Read more

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Are the people with family history/genetic factors the only ones who have colon cancer in their lower twenties?

Are the people with family history/genetic factors the only ones who have colon cancer in their lower twenties?

No: The prevalence of identifiable genetic risk factors much higher among young people who get colon cancer. However, not all such young people have identifiable genetic risk factors. It's likely that many genetic abnormalities leading to cancer have not yet been discovered. ...Read more

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On-line doctor writes that colon cancer is extremely common among healthy people in their sixties. So, everyone in age group will get colon cancer?

On-line doctor writes that colon cancer is extremely common among healthy people in their sixties. So, everyone in age group will get colon cancer?

Colon Cancer: The lifetime risk for developing colon cancer is about 4.5%. The median age at diagnosis is about 70. It is the 3rd most commonly diagnosed cancer. So, relatively speaking, it is a common cancer, but it is not extremely common. Most people won't get colon cancer. ...Read more

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Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Can av fistulas in the brain cause menstral problems in women?

Not usually. : Dural av fistulas should not cause menstrual problems directly. Knowing that one has a fistula may cause a feeling of anxiety and stress, which may indirectly affect the menstrual cycle. Also, there is some suggestion that hormonal problems could play a role in dural fistulas, which could suggest that the menstrual imbalance may have contributed to developing a fistula. ...Read more

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Any reported cases of idiopathic small fiber neuropathy effecting women in their young 20's?

Any reported cases of idiopathic small fiber neuropathy effecting women in their young 20's?

Surely: There are cases like this, although they are not idiopathic. Some reports are for rare inherited causes of this condition, which are not routinely tested for in clinic. Are you certain of the diagnosis? This is not an easy diagnosis to make. ...Read more

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Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

Are fertility problems more common in men or women?

About equal: In a reproductive clinic it is most common to find contributory factors on both the male and female side of the subfertility problem. Testing is more exhaustive for women and most initial therapy includes treating the woman in some way. Ivf/icsi, for example is used to treat severe male factor, even if the woman is "normal", and that therapy involves extensive manipulation of the woman's system. ...Read more

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Why women taking Tamoxifen suffer from the risk of developing other cancers of the reproductive tract in comparison to all other women ?

Why women taking Tamoxifen suffer from the risk of developing other cancers of the reproductive tract in comparison to all  other women ?

Hormone effect: In the breast tamoxifen blocks any estrogen activity but in the uterus it is just the opposite where tam stimulates the uterine lining just like estrogen. This can causes overgrowth of the lining (endometrial hyperplasia) which is a risk for cancer. The same risk is present with hormone replacement with estrogen only which is why progesterone needs to be given as well with HRT. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer ever occur in young people?

Does colon cancer ever occur in young people?

Yes: In certain hereditary disorders such as familial polyposis, colon cancer can occur at a relatively young age. ...Read more

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Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Any pregnancy problems in thin women with thyroiditis?

Several.: Preterm birth, small babies and preeclampsia are all more common among women with thyroiditis. Seek maternal-fetal medicine care to avoid/minimize such complications and optimally manage your thyroid function throughout pregnancy and postpartum. ...Read more

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Can ovarian cysts cause increase sensations in the female organs?

Can ovarian cysts cause increase sensations in the female organs?

Yes: Cysts can stretch the ovary and cause pain. It is very different from person to person. If you experience pain with intercourse or constant pain, please see you gyn doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of endometriosis, pcos, and tumors in young women?

What are the symptoms of endometriosis, pcos, and tumors in young women?

Various symptoms: Endometriosis may cause pain with periods, sex, bowel movements, and with ovulation. Pcos usually manifests as irregular cycles and impaired fertility. Tumors may present with mass effects, pain, pressure, bloating, or may be completely asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Are fibrodenomas common in women in their 30s?

Are fibrodenomas common in women in their 30s?

Let me explain: These are most common in women who are from 15 to 30 years old and in pregnant women. Fibroadenomas occur in 10 percent of all women, but in 20 percent of african-american women. They are much less common in postmenopausal women, unless the women is on estrogen therapy. ...Read more

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Is there any link between colon or intestine problems and prostatitis in young men?

Is there any link between colon or intestine problems and prostatitis in young men?

Maybe: Some cases of prostatitis may be due to an inflammatory, non-bacterial process resulting in chronic pain. These symptoms may also be seen in individuals with inflammatory bowel disease, peri-rectal disease or proctitis. ...Read more

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How rare are stomach and / or colorectal cancer occurances in teenagers?

How rare are stomach and / or colorectal cancer occurances in teenagers?

Fewer than 1%: Of stomach or colon cancers occur in teens. Familial genetic risks may increase personal risk, but it is not a national problem. ...Read more

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Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Can someone in their twenties get urinary incontinence problems?

Yes, at any age: Can develop with urinary infections, after pregnancy, with multiple sclerosis or spinal cord pathology. Needs to be evaluated by a urologist for causal diagnosis ; treatment. ...Read more

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How many cases of colon cancer among people in the 20s age froup?

How many cases of colon cancer among people in the 20s age froup?

Rare BUT...: There are cancer-family syndrome in which many of the affected individuals have colon cancer by their mid-20's. If you have any reason to ask, a good primary care physician will tell you whether the risk warrants being 'scoped. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more