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Would be reasonable: Someone could very well have digestive issues if there were any type of peritoneal tumors. ...Read more
Depends: How disease is viewed depends on time, society and context. Usually, higher socio-economic status correlates with better access to healthcare. For example, diabetes in poor areas might be associated with poor access to healthful foods and education, while in affluent areas, might be due to sedentary life-style and overindulgence. ...Read more
Not likely: The appendix is a small 'appendage' that extends off the start of the colon--about six ft long (large intestine)--where the small bowel (@20ft long) empties into at the right lower quadrant of the abdomen. It is an evolutionary leftover piece of tissue which has no function; however when it becomes blocked and inflamed, appendicitis, it needs removal (i suppose this functions to help the surgeon). ...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
Size, pathology: All adenomatous polyps should be removed. If they are too large to remove endoscopically, then surgery is usually warranted. If the polyp is removed completed on colonoscopy, but has a suspicious or worrisome pathology, then surgery is sometimes required to complete the resection. However, if the pathology is benign, then usually no further treatment is needed. ...Read more
Have anal fistula for 16 yrs. 10 surgeries haven't fixed it. No ibd or health issues. Looking at bowel resection. Opinions please.....
Seek experienced Drs: If you havent already, seek a colorectal surgeon who has seen and dealt with these complex problems. Mri's can sometimes identify other branching points or tracts. If your current symptoms aren't too bad, living with the condition is an option. Seton's can help drain and minimize the baseline state. In extreme situations, bowel resections are worth it and do have happy and satisfied patients. ...Read more
Not in 400 character: Many genes are linked with an increased risk of colon cancer (and others), so those with a family history of colon, uterine and other cancers are at increased risk as they may inherit these genes from their parents. Genetic testing can pinpoint some of these genes and thus indicate whether you are at increased risk, thus allowing earlier detection/prevention/treatment so get checked if this appies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Uncle had 3 colon polyps at 49, mother has never had any but their father had colon cancer at 87.No other colon in extended family.Genetic problem?
Do you recommend daily baby aspirin for colon and/or preventive for skin cancer issues if I'm 66, no heart issues, recent benign colon polyp? Thanks!
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Colon Cancer is often a silent disease in its early stages. That is why a colonoscopy examination is advised at the age of 50 years.
Some people will present with rectal bleeding(Blood in the stools). Abdominal pain and anemia related symptoms(fatigue) can also be a signal of colon cancer. Stool tests(2 of them) are also available through your PCP. ...Read more
1/4" diameter of mucus in stool 3X/wk, loose stools 1x/wk. severe health anxiety. Worried about Colon cancer. No family history. Cancer or IBS?
Hypochondrasis: I feel your distress about having Colon cancer. Relax about “No family history. Cancer or IBS” Feel good about lack of abdominal pain, bloody stools, diarrhea alternating with constipation, or severe constipation. Do not be victim of severe health anxiety, Be Captain of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors. See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for anxiety due to stresses; coping skills and medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some colon cancers: Are hereditary. Vast majority are not. The two common hereditary forms of colon cancer are familial adneomatous polys and lynch syndrome. Let me reiterate that hereditary colon cancers are a minority. See this site for more info. http://www.mskcc.org/cancer-care/hereditary-genetics/inherited-risk-colorectal. ...Read more
Dr Eric Chevlen stated right sided bowel cancer does not cause loose stools. Can any other Health Tap doctors validate this?
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
Should relatives of stage IV lynch syndrome patient (28yrs old) have a colonoscopy? Other tests or procedures? Thank you.
Need screening plan: Lynch Syndrome (LS) causes increased risk for a number of cancers including colorectal, uterine, kidney, and others. If a family member has a gene change that causes LS, genetic testing of all family members is needed to determine risk and make a cancer prevention plan. Colonoscopy should be considered by age 20 or 2-5 years earlier than the earliest colon cancer if it is diagnosed before age 25. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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