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Difference Between Ibs And Colon Cancer
IBS not risk factor: Ibs (irritable bowel syndrome) is not a direct risk factor for crc. You should have a colonoscopy at age 50 or earlier if you have family members with polyps or cancer. You should see your doctor if you are having any symptoms like change in bowel habits, blood in stool, abdominal pain, weight loss, fatigue or weakness. ...Read more
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
I've been diagnosed of IBS 8 months ago.My question is if this was colon cancer things would be much worse by now right?"
Not necessarily: Some colon cancers are very slow growing and may not have significant worsening of symptoms over 8 months. However, the symptoms of colon cancer are usually quite different than ibs symptoms. But having ibs does not mean you might not also have colon cancer. The best way to be sure you don't have that is to get a colonoscopy. In the us screening colonoscopies are advised for all people at age 50. ...Read more
How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old female? My family has no history of the disease. I've recently been diagnosed with ibs.
Colon cancer: Colon cancer is rare is young people but can be see in association with diseases such as familial polyposis. Patients with ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease involving the colon with longstanding colitis are at greater risk of developing colon or rectal cancer than the general population. Patients who develop IBD at a younger age may be at an increased risk when they are older. ...Read more
I've had IBS symptoms for 4 years now ? I just recently found out that colon cancer has the same symptoms. Could I possibly have colon cancer ?
I have been diagnosed with IBS, but I'm concerned about colon cancer which seems to have similar symptoms. What's the best way to distinguish the symptoms, and particularly the type of pain?
See answer: FIRST OFF, IF YOU ARE IN YOUR 20'S OR 30'S COLON CA IS UNCOMMON. The incidence increases with age. Colon cancer has NO symptoms in it's early phase. Cancer of the right colon presents with anemia, changes in BM or pain are a very late sign. Cancer of left colon may cause rectal bleeding and/or anemia and eventually a change in BM. see> http://bit.ly/1JhGenE and http://bit.ly/1VlC078 ...Read more
I've had two colonoscopies in the last 10 yrs, w/ the last 3 yrs ago? Dr thinks I have IBS. What are the odds of having colon cancer now?
Remote: A clean colonoscopy result three years ago and your age essentially rule out colon cancer. For 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. ...Read more
Im 34 female.had ibs history from 5 yrs.3 months now extreme gaziness upper and lower abdo pain.constipated almost of time.no colon cancer in family?
Gaziness: I do not understand gaziness. Please translate. ...Read more
Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?
Cancer is rare...: These are not typical presenting symptoms of colorectal cancer but could be seen in cancer patients in some cases. On the other hand these ARE common IBS symptoms. An easy way to reassure yourself is see a surgeon or GI doc who will be able to examen you and do some tests including a colonoscopy which. They can set your mind to rest. Feel better soon ...Read more
Green stool in past bm's. Today they were sort of flat. Colon cancer? Ibs? Great grandma had colon cancer at 70. Should i worry? No other symptoms.
Relax and remember: Most troubles can easily be investigated early. These symptoms are not likely predictors of a problem. The usual suggestion of trouble is blood mixed in the stool. A change in the bowel habit may also suggest a problem. If you feel concerned see your doctor to discuss having a colonoscopy performed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
M 22..have IBS symptoms fr years..had soft stool with mucous..some mucous had a speck or so of red...is bloody mucous a symptom of colon cancer?
How fast does colon cancer grow. CT Scans 2 1/2 years apart both negative. Would there have been some change by this point?Pcp says IBS.
It depend: first CT scan is not the best way to discover or screen or rule out colon cancer so negative CT scan does not mean anything as far as colon cancer concern colonoscopy is the best way to screen colon cancer you are kind of young for colon cancer most likely your colon problems are caused by something else like IBS good luck thank you for using health tap ...Read more
I have a friend that needs some help with what to ask a dr about or what to look for abdominal pains, lower bk pain, slight buldge in abdominal area, shooting pains up rectum, diarrehia, low immunity, colon cancer runs in family, currently has IBS and has
Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs.Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks.Symptoms are chronic diarreah.Pain.Gas.Weight loss which i gain back.
28 yo. Colon cancer fear. No family hist. Ibs diagnosis. Have had tiny specks of blood on tp. Doc said hemmroids. Negative occult test. do you agree?
Too young for it!: Colon care is uncommon under the age of 50 years, so you should not live under this fear when you are so young. The fact that your doctor has checked you and found hemorrhoids as the cause of your questionable bleeding. Once you get to the age of 45-50 years. screening with Colonoscopy would be the best security to avoid any fear of this Cancer which is easily detectable and preventable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ive had diarrhea for about6-7 weeks.and ive seen dark brown & red in my stool which i hope is undigested food.Do you think i have ibs or colon cancer?
IBS?: 6-7 weeks of problems with your stool strongly suggests you must see your primary doctor. If there is a wait to get an appointment, a visit to the nearest Emergency facility would be a good move. ...Read more
4xday diarhea, fever, headache -food poisoning, IBS or colon cancer? I was diagnosed with IBS and had all of the symptoms yesterday.Feeling good today
What's the question?: If you stay feeling better than this was some transient illness from which you have recovered. If not, then you may well have ibs, but not having access to your medical records and not having examined you makes it impossible to diagnose. Ibs may have intermittent symptomatic expression. ...Read more
Are there any other conditions besides colon cancer that can cause thin stools and constipation for so long? I have no pain at all, so IBS seems unlikely. I also don't have much of an urge to urinate, either, however, the urine comes out just fine. I also
What are the odds of a 33 year old male getting colon cancer? I have loose stool, incomplete evacuation, itch, constipation, urgency. Could it be IBS or something else?
Low risk for cancer: Your worry is understandable and made worse by financial concerns. Check your local area for cash prices, non-insurance clinics and free health clinics. You will benefit from a doctors care, a good gp. Check out the bowel regimens for chronic constipation on healthtap. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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