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Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Would bleeding associated with bowel cancer or small cancer get worse over time?

Sometimes: Sometimes bowel cancers bleed, but not always, and they may or may not get worse. If you are concerned please see your oncologist or gastroenterologist to discuss. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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Can Crohn's disease be associated with increase in bowel noises and movement?

Can Crohn's disease be associated with increase in bowel noises and movement?

It can be: Associated with these symptoms but just because you have these symptoms doesn't mean you have Chrons ...Read more

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Is excessive gas associated with colon cancer?

Is excessive gas associated with colon cancer?

Late symptom: As a sign of colon cancer, gas and bloating are late symptoms. An obstruction caused by a tumor could lead to bloating and the trapping of gas within the colon. If you have a family history of colon cancer, genetic polyp disorders or are concerned about your risk of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about scheduling a colon cancer screening exam. ...Read more

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Radical resection of stage IV endometriosis [pelvis, intestines, bowel] in sept 2013. Symptoms recurring with addition of full on back spasms-related?

Radical resection of stage IV endometriosis [pelvis, intestines, bowel] in sept 2013. Symptoms recurring with addition of full on back spasms-related?

Pelvic muscle spasm: In St 4 endometriosis, complete resection of every last implant or area of endometriosis is sometimes difficult and a second laparoscopy after complete healing will allow visualization of those areas that were missed on the first extensive surgery. As well, it is important to evaluate the pelvic floor muscles as these can be in spasm and cause continued pelvic pain and back pain. ...Read more

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Have symptoms of irritable bowel Recently underwent colonoscopy which came negative. However multiple times toilet, incomplete bowel evacuation feel, soft flat stools persist. Request advise.

Have symptoms of irritable bowel  Recently underwent colonoscopy which came negative. However multiple times toilet, incomplete bowel evacuation feel, soft flat stools persist. Request advise.

Irritable bowel: If your gastroenterologist is comfortable that enough work up has been done to rule out other causes and feels that IBS is the culprit, it is time to start trying to treat it. Adding extra fiber to the diet is a good start. There are medications such as anti-spasmodics which tend to work well in some situations also. Talk to your G.I. doctor about what is the next step. Good luck. ...Read more

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Diagonised with rectal cancer, after ileostomy reversal, frequent bm's, abcess withleakage at the surgery site. alternatives tocolostomy ?bowel trnspl

Diagonised with rectal cancer, after ileostomy reversal, frequent bm's, abcess withleakage at the surgery site. alternatives tocolostomy ?bowel trnspl

Insert drain: Ileostomy after rectal cancer is used to protect the rectal resuturing to establish continuity in the bowel. II there is some kind of abscess and leakage it can occur where the ileostomy has been reversed or at the site of the rectal suture line which may not have been ready for closure. Interventional radiology can place a suction drain to the site and left there until everything has healed. ...Read more

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Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

No, not common: Bowel obstruction can occur due to post op adhesions(uncommon) or tumor left behind(this will happen if the cancer was advanced/late stage. Your doctor will have to sort out which of these two possibilities apply to your case. ...Read more

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Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation? (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)

Is golytely (polyethylene glycol) fatal to pts with partial obstruction with colon perforation?  (Stage 4 CRC with mets to lung)

No: Golytely (polyethylene glycol) is a bowel diuretic drawing fluid into the colon. If there is a patient with partial obstruction and with possible colonic performation, why would a bowel diuretic be employed that could cause a greater leak of GI fluid into the periotoneal cavaity, especially in the face of lung mets.? Laparoscopic evaluation of a possible leak may be necessary if not proven by radiologic evaluation ...Read more

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Is "soft" stool and frequent bowel movement common with colitis?

Is "soft" stool and frequent bowel movement common with colitis?

Not always: If you have symptoms such as bloody stools or urge to go but nothing happens, or abdominal pain, or weight loss, then I'd be more suspicious for colitis. Nevertheless it would be a good idea to get your stool tested for inflammation and infection. ...Read more

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Is anal tightness associated with colon or rectal cancer?

Is anal tightness associated with colon or rectal cancer?

Not likely.: Anal tightness on its own is not likely to be associated with colon or rectal cancer. However, if this is an aquired symptom along with hemorrhoids and/or anal fissure, you should see your doctor and get tested/checked out for rectal or colon cancer to be sure you don't have it also, and to prevent you from getting it. ...Read more

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Constipated since early teens, i'm 39 with rectal bleeding, d-sect is blocked even picolax doesn't work? Been impacted 6times, with failed barium enema

Constipated since early teens, i'm 39 with rectal bleeding, d-sect is blocked even picolax doesn't work? Been impacted 6times, with failed barium enema

See your doctor...: Your symptoms of chronic constipation and rectal bleeding warrant a lower GI evaluation by a gastroenterologist. There are remedies available for the chronically constipated by prescription so see a specialist for further guidance. Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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 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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What type of bowel movements should be expected with a stent put in for colon cancer ?

What type of bowel movements should be expected with a stent put in for colon cancer ?

Depends on location: If the obstruction being treated if up in the colon and successfully opens up the blockage, the bowel movements may be normal. If the stent is in the rectum, close to the anus, the stools will likely be more thin than normal. ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer lethal?

Is bowel cancer lethal?

Depends: It depends. See my prior answer on colon cancer. The "bowels" can include more than colon cancer, but depending on the stage and other factors gi/bowel/colon cancer can be cured. ...Read more

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Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Is bowel cancer hereditary?

Somehow yes: There is some genetic predisposition in families with hx. Of colorectal cancer. Diet also plays a rol ( low fiber diet increases cancer). Familiar poliposis increases chances of colon cancer. Colon polyps may degenerate in cancer. Small intestine cancers are rare and difficult to find. In general there are families affected by cancers and families affected by atherosclerosis but both together too. ...Read more

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I need some info about bowel cancer?

What part of bowels: Bowels could large or small depend on location small bowel could be in the beginning called duodenum or the middle called jejunum or the last part called ileum small bowel cancer very rare large bowel start with area called cecum then the right part of the colon then the transverse colon then the descending or left colon then the sigmoid and the rectum and finally the anus each cancer different. ...Read more

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What is bowel cancer and what causes it?

What is bowel cancer and what causes it?

Cancer: Cancer is an overgrowth of abnormal cells, and can occur most anywhere in the body. Intestinal cancer can more commonly affect the large intestine or colon, but also stomach or small bowel less commonly. It is an adenocarcinoma. Causes are uncertain and can be genetic, eating fatty foods, not eating healthy fruits and vegetables, obesity, lack of exercise, smoking, etc. ...Read more

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What cure rate for bowel cancer that advanced?

What cure rate for bowel cancer that advanced?

See below: http://www.cancer.org/cancer/colonandrectumcancer/detailedguide/colorectal-cancer-survival-rates.

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Does a dukes bowel cancer progress to dukes 2?

Does a dukes bowel cancer progress to dukes 2?

yes: Duke's classification of colon cancer is relation of tumor to bowel wall , lymph node involvement ( and metastasis ) yes if untreated will progress to next stage ...Read more

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What are the earliest symptoms of bowel cancer?

What are the earliest symptoms of bowel cancer?

None: Early colon (bowel) cancer will have no symptoms. Microscopic invisible blood in the bowel movements can be tested for with a doctor's visit. Colonoscopy can find early colon cancers. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are signs of bowel cancer?

Could you tell me what are signs of bowel cancer?

Bowel issues: Depending upon where in the colon or bowler the cancer arises and how advancednitnis it can cause different sympts or none at all. This screening is very important with routine stool exams for blood and colonoscopies once 50yo in non high risk patients. Bright red blood can mean a lower colon or bowel problem, dark blood or stool can b due to upper colon or stomach issue. Pain/change in stool. ...Read more

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How does bowel cancer change your overall health?

How does bowel cancer change your  overall health?

Depends: It depends in the stage. Early stage bowel cancer can be effectively treated with survival that often exceeds 10 years. Talk to your doctor about your stage and prognosis. ...Read more

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Is it urgent to have bowel cancer symptpoms investigated?

Depends on which: Symptoms i suppose. But how can you rest with bowel cancer symptoms? Don't you think you should go to a doctor to find out? I don't quite understand your question here, because if you have bowel cancer symptoms as you say, that would be a really really good reason to see a doctor. ...Read more

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What is the death rate for young people with bowel cancer?

What is the death rate for young people with bowel cancer?

Difficult to say: Bowel cancer prognosis (Large or small bowel) depends on the stage at the time of diagnosis, regardless of the age of the patient. The younger the patient the more aggressive the cancer is. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have got bowel cancer at the age of 14 ?

Please: Consider having an adult or someone who is at least 16 years old ask this question for you. You need to be at least 16 years old to post questions on Healthtap. Thanks. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the signs/symptoms of lower bowel/rectal cancer?

I was wondering what are the signs/symptoms of lower bowel/rectal cancer?

See below: Often there are no symptoms in early stages. Signs and symptoms include bleeding, change in bowel habits, occult blood in stool, abdominal pain, intestinal obstruction, anemia and if metastases develop, jaundice and abdominal swelling. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/rectal-cancer/basics/definition/con-20036554. ...Read more

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I think i may have bowel cancer, what are some of the symptoms that would be expected?

I think i may have bowel cancer, what are some of the symptoms that would be expected?

Varies: Most patients have not symptoms in early stages. Symptoms depends on size and location of the cancer. Symptoms may be: a change in bowel habits (diarrhea, constipation or a change in the consistency of stool), rectal bleeding or blood in stool, persistent abdominal discomfort (cramps, gas or pain), a feeling of incomplete bowel emptying, weakness or fatigue, or unexplained weight loss. ...Read more

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What are the big warning signs for bowel cancer? And are there and additional symptoms some May experience?

Rectal bleeding: is the most common sign of bowel cancer. Changes in bowel habits - constipation/diarrhea usually aren't. If you are asking this question for yourself and you have no family history of bowel cancer, you are at extremely low risk of bowel cancer at your age. You may want to visit your GP for a checkup. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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I have had two bowel oppstrictions 11 years apart with greaves diease. Wit that should I be concerned about bowel cancer?

I have had two bowel oppstrictions 11 years apart with greaves diease. Wit that should I be concerned  about bowel cancer?

Unrelated: Adhesions ( the most common source of intestinal obstruction) is unrelated to cancer. Grave's disease is also unrelated. But colonoscopy every 4-5 years prevents colon cancer. ...Read more

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What happens if you are female and two male biological family members have had bowel cancer, does it mean a female relation?

No: Unless there is a congenital syndrome that initiates bowel cancer, two members having tumors of the bowel are not that uncommon. There might be some infectious pattern to forming bowel cancer. ZurHausen claims that colon cancer Is caused by te polyoma virus and someone susceptible catching the virus may see this tumor develop. Otherwise there is not familial relationship ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Bowel (Definition)

The bowel is the intestinal tract in the body. The small intestine ...Read more