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Common Colon Problems
Possibly: We don't really know because most people don't get colonoscopies in their 20's. Most people start at age 50 for colon cancer screening. There are some inherited syndromes like Familial Polyposis that predispose someone to polyps, but they are exceedingly rare. The polyp should be biopsied to figure out what type it is, which will be very informative. ...Read more
Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more
Need more info: What are your symptoms? Pain, gas, bleeding in stool, cramping? ...Read more
I'm having some colon problems \u0026 still on diagnosis \u0026 tests phase. My c.E.A level is 21.65, should that be an alert for something?
I m 37 female. I hv 3 extra flesh outside my colon from last 7yrs . I don feel any problem now but I afraid is thr any chance to get anything seriou?
My son was impacted last year. 2000 ccs removed from colon. Been having problems since age 4 he is 9 now. He goes potty all the time. What is problem?
He is not emptying: Stooling incompletely can allow build of feces. That can stretch the bowel and cause inadequate signals from the brain to the bowel for evacuation. Clean out is essential to constipation therapy. Daily measures are important afterward. Those should continue in cases of chronic constipation for 6-9 months. Consider peds GI evaluation if your pediatrician is out of ideas. ...Read more
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