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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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I have an oastomy from colon cancer in nov. I get cramps and have bowl movements that look like puss and smell bad. Run temp of 75 what is the cause?

I have an oastomy from colon cancer in nov. I get cramps and have bowl movements that look like puss and smell bad. Run temp of 75 what is the cause?

That's not normal: The fever is the worrisome part. It is possible that you have a chronic abdominal infection from the surgery. An abscess may drain through the colon and out the ostony. That is why there is pus in the stool. That would be rare but only plausible explanation. Chronic colitis may cause this too but would be associated with abd pain too. Reccomend surgical consult and ct scan. ...Read more

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Is it possible that I possibly have colon cancer since I get anal cramps a lot?

Is it possible that I possibly have colon cancer since I get anal cramps a lot?

No: Butt cramps are usually related to the muscles of the buttocks like the glutes. They have no bearing or very little on colon function and physiology. ...Read more

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Have constant really bad stomach cramps including my sides, worse on left side, nausea too, all I can think is colon cancer what else could this be?

Have constant really bad stomach cramps including my sides, worse on left side, nausea too, all I can think is colon cancer what else could this be?

Hmmmm: Unlikely at 20 Y.O. More common is stomach problem like irritation, infection or ulcer. You could have irrirable bowel as well. Best see your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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I get cramps after eating. Sometimes it's diarrhea. Stomach feels discomfort in general for over a few months now. Blood on tissue sometimes but have hemorrhoids. Could it be colon cancer? I'm 35yr old.

I get cramps after eating. Sometimes it's diarrhea. Stomach feels discomfort in general for over a few months now. Blood on tissue sometimes but have hemorrhoids. Could it be colon cancer? I'm 35yr old.

Cancer unlikely but: You have abdominal cramping after meals and you are 35 years old. It is unlikely that this in colin cancer but it would be a good idea to see your doctor. Even though you have hemorrhoids the blood on tissue paper could be a sign that your intestines are inflamed. Celiac disease among other causes like ulcerative colitis should be evaluated among others. ...Read more

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I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

I am 33 year old male, have had loose stools (not watery) for years. Stomach growling/gas/acid reflux/mild cramps, hemrroids. Is this colon cancer?

IBS: Symptoms of loose stools ; abdominal cramps in young adult male suggestive of irritable bowel syndrome. Intestinal cancer would be most unusual. Personally, I would be interested in history of extreme sports participation ; chronic low back pain, which I have found concommitent with these symptoms in young adult males. The symptoms suggest that a primary medical doctor evaluation is in order. ...Read more

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Crampy lower abdomen, aches felt in stomach and pellet like stool. Great grandma had colon cancer at 70 but my grandma and mom are fine? Ibs or more?

Crampy lower abdomen, aches felt in stomach and pellet like stool. Great grandma had colon cancer at 70 but my grandma and mom are fine? Ibs or more?

Crampy abd pain: The symptoms of colon cancer are a change in bowel habits, blood in stools, pain or pressure in abd or pelvis. Your symptoms if normal for you, seem to be more likely related to poor diet, not enough water intake, and lack of exercise. So try drinking more water, eating foods that have whole wheat and are not processed, and exercising. ...Read more

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Can crampy abdominal pains that feel like menstrual cramps be a sign of colon cancer?

Can crampy abdominal pains that feel like menstrual cramps be a sign of colon cancer?

It's possible: There are no early signs of colorectal cancer - which is why screening is so important. Signs of gastrointestinal bleeding and crampy abdominal pain can be signs of colorectal cancer. They can also be signs of menstrual cramps, irritable bowel syndrome and many other minor problems. It is unlikely that the cramps are a sign of colorectal cancer, but you should have them investigated! ...Read more

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From a 2 months lots of gas smells awful diarrhea stomach or colon cramp my abdomen becom fatty I was 74 now am 80 in 2 month is it colon cancer

From a 2 months lots of gas smells awful diarrhea stomach or colon cramp my abdomen becom fatty I was 74 now am 80 in 2 month is it colon cancer

Cancer unlikely: Irritable bowel more likely. FODMAPs in diet a likely culprit. FODMAP stands for Fermentable Oligo-, Di- Monosaccharides and PolyAlcohols. Read more about FODMAPs and IBS here: http://www. Ibsdiets. Org/fodmap-diet/fodmap-food-list/ Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Does my son have colon cancer? No nausia barely but little stomsch cramp no blood in stool pencil thin stool constipation 13 years moderately active

Does my son have colon cancer? No nausia barely but little stomsch cramp no blood in stool pencil thin stool constipation 13 years moderately active

Virtualy impossible: Colon cancer is practically unheard of in the pediatric population. By the brief history it is conceivable that you have problems due to constipation and an inadequate diet.
Make sure he drinks water and not sugary drinks and eats generous portions of veggies and fruit.
If he still has problems after you modify the diet, consult your doc. ...Read more

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20 male, colon cancer runs in family, dad had polyps since 11. I have huge pressure and aching cramp in butt after poop or random. Narrow stool, blood?

20 male, colon cancer runs in family, dad had polyps since 11. I have huge pressure and aching cramp in butt after poop or random. Narrow stool, blood?

Familial polyposis: If early onset polyps you are at risk for familial polyposis also and should be screened soon. Your symptoms could be tied to polyps or something worse, especially if you observe blood in the stool. Get screened! ...Read more

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Does symptoms for ovarian cancer feel like menstrual cramps?

Does symptoms for ovarian cancer feel like menstrual cramps?

Most of the time: Ovarian cancers grow silently with out any symptoms, a silent killer of woman, how ever few may get cramps in later stages, see your gynecologist for check up. ...Read more

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I am 44 years old. I have a strong family history of ovarian/breast cancer and braca2 of unknown significance. I getvery painful menstrual cramps. Could I have ovarian cancer?

I am 44 years old. I have a strong family history of ovarian/breast cancer and braca2 of unknown significance. I getvery painful menstrual cramps. Could I have ovarian cancer?

The curse of the VUS: Personal and family history trumps genetic testing. If you have strong family history of breast/ovarian cancer, it could be that the vus is truly a deleterious mutation yet to be identified as such or have another gene involved besides brca. I would advise you see your gyn and a specialist with expertise in genetic testing/risk assessment. They will go over ways to reduce cancer risk for you. ...Read more

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Stomach aches. Is that a sign of colon cancer? Or colon pains are down lower?

Stomach aches. Is that a sign of colon cancer? Or colon pains are down lower?

Could be: Hundreds of conditions can cause stomach aches. Colon cancer is one of those conditions which can cause abdominal pain. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more


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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