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Can somebody's colon cancer mimic irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

Can somebody's colon cancer mimic irritable bowel syndrome symptoms?

Sometimes yes: Consult your doctor about your risks of cancer. Only way to know for sure is to get colonoscopy. ...Read more

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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Diarrhea constipation gas swollen stomach = colon cancer?

Diarrhea constipation gas swollen stomach = colon cancer?

Not always.: Although change in bowel habits is a strong indicator of colon cancer, it can signify other things as well, like irritable bowel syndrome, or gallbladder issue, i.e. Stones. Your'e young for colon cancer, and gallbladder issues. So it is likely that the source of this lies elsewhere, like your diet. You should see your doctor for tests like occult blood test, etc to be sure and for diet help. ...Read more

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Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating,  diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Could be.: Could be. Get with your gastroenterologist and have him do colonoscopy, ilescopy , pill cam and enteroscopy if needed along with biopsies to make definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Symptoms of 5 yrs, crippling abdominal pain, bloating, bouts of diarreah, constipation, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Barrett's. Any ideas?

Abd pain/Abn CT: Not sure if i completely understood your questions. If you have chronic abdominal pain with alternation in bowel movement, and given the abnormal ct, you should have a colonoscopy to assure you do not have crohn's disease. ...Read more

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Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Sigmoidosopy diverticulum & hemorrhoid. Past 2 days diarrhea, blood, mucous, pain left side abd. Today same symptoms, no diarrhea. Diverticulosis?

Cannot diagnose: Yes, this may be diverticulitis but would need more info and the ability to examine you. See a gastroenterologist or a colorectal surgeon and be fully assessed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer cause abdominal pain. Diaherra. Constipation. Bloody diaherra.?

Can colon cancer cause abdominal pain. Diaherra. Constipation. Bloody diaherra.?

Yes, but...: So can many other things! in a 24-year-old like you, colon cancer is very unlikely. Inflammatory bowel disease or an infection is more likely. But any time you have bloody diarrhea, it's time to see a doctor! ...Read more

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Colon cancer any signs?

Colon cancer any signs?

Not always: Colon cancer tends to not have any signs or symptoms when it is early (when it is easiest to treat). That is why screening colonoscopies are so important, to remove any polyps that may become cancer, and to directly look for cancers. Colon cancer can cause bleeding from the rectum, tiredness from anemia, stool changes, or abdominal pain. Other things can cause this too. Best to be seen if ?S. ...Read more

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Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?

Colon cancer with hypoactive bowel sounds, distended abdomen, hypoactive bowel sounds, no bowel movement 2 days?

Call your Dr now: Hopefully this is transient, but the description provided is concerning for bowel obstruciton which can in turn lead to serious complications. ...Read more

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Is this colorectal cancer/ tumors? Symptoms: annorexia, depression, bloody stools, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue over 4 mos.

Is this colorectal cancer/ tumors?
Symptoms: annorexia, depression, bloody stools, abdominal cramping, diarrhea, constipation, fatigue over 4 mos.

Could be anything: Need urgent investigation , examination by your physician to find the cause of symptoms from colitis to cancer. Please see your physician for tests including endoscopy of colon. ...Read more

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Does metastic colon cancer cause vomitting and fever?

Does metastic colon cancer cause vomitting and fever?

Yes possible: but check with your doctor , fever and vomiting also due to simple treatable causes , virus infections etc , not necessarily due to metastatic colon cancer . Speak to your doctor , get hydrated ...Read more

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Ct scan showed diverticulitis and sigmoid colon iflamation i'm freaking out the discharge paper said diverticulitis posible colitis and ibd?

Ct  scan showed diverticulitis and sigmoid colon iflamation i'm freaking out the discharge paper said diverticulitis posible colitis and ibd?

Unusual: At your age, and common with aging. You must be symptomatic if you are getting studied. Diverticula, diverticulosis, then irritation called diverticulitis. Your doctor will make dietary recommendations, and you may need colonoscopy to be sure no other issues. ...Read more

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Friend had ct scan with rectal contrast. Diverticulosis without hemmorage sigmoid mural abscess bowel thickening. Surgery? No symptoms heart patient.

Friend had ct scan with rectal contrast. Diverticulosis without hemmorage sigmoid mural abscess bowel thickening. Surgery? No symptoms heart patient.

Possibly: From what you describe, it sounds like surgery is a good option. If this is the first episode of diverticulitis, then the doctor may give antibiotics a try and determine later if surgery is required. Usually surgery is needed at some point. ...Read more

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Ovarian cancer symtoms?

Ovarian cancer symtoms?

None specific, early: Unfortunately there are no specific symptoms in early disease, other than vague symptoms like bloating, abdominal discomfort etc. See the following site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

Gurgling tummy, nausea,hurts in different spots, gas, smelly BM. History of CDiff, diverticulitis, ulcers, hiatal hernia, sludge in gallbladder. CT ok?

Not OK!: You report a number of medical concerns and complaints so you must, as soon as possible, make an appointment to see your primary doctor. Much of your complaints can be carefully controlled. ...Read more

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Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

Can irritable bowel syndrome cause colon cancer?

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 more

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Bloating, loose stools/constipation & nausea come &go (days w/no symptoms, then multiple days w/symptoms) Ovarian Cancer?Do symptoms come/go? Paranoid

Cancer unlikely: It is unlikely that your symptoms are due to ovarian cancer. Irritable bowel is more likely. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor for an evaluation. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk prodFor good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. 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, if you have sex. Get HPV vaccine ...Read more

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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