Doctor insights on:
Do You Always Have Blood With Sigmoid Cancer
No: However, blood in stool should definitely be a flag. That is why colonoscopy is being recommenced as a screening tool....To find cancer before they cause obstruction or bleed enough to be detected. Screening criteria are always changing with the research. Your doctor will guide you. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
Almost: Uterine cancer is usually associated with some bleeding, but there are always exceptions. I trust that you are getting PAP smears done as that can serve as a screening test for uterine cancer as well. If you have not had a PAP smear in more than 3 years, it would be prudent to get one and discuss your issues with your doctor. ...Read more
If you were diagnosed with HPV in your 20's and still have cancer causing HPV in 30's and abnormal paps does this mean you have a weak immune system?
To some extent: The immune system is responsible for clearing infections from the body, including hpv. If you had hov in your 20's, it may have been cleared and your current problem is a new infection. If your body has not cleared the hpv you had in your 20's , then your immune system may lack the ability to eradicate that particular infection. If that is the case, then your risk for cervical cancer is higher. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do you know if you have a family history of colon cancer if all the old folks get colonoscopies, get polyps removed, and say nothing about it?
Ask: Go to your older relatives & ask them- not just about colonoscopies, but about their parents/grandparents, who had what & who died from what. You'll get valuable family history on a number of topics. Only about 5% of colon cancers occur in families with a history of colon cancer, so screening is more important than family history for this. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What are the odds of developing esophageal cancer if I have Barrett's with no dysplasia? How often should I have endoscopy to follow up?
It is a risk factor: But odds are low. Your endoscopist knows guideline for frequency. It's also related to coverage. ...Read more
Should i see a doctor if I have blood clots with bowl movements for 3 days colon cancer is my cancer since if in the family history
What does it mean to have a large friable polyp? I have a family history of colon cancer and have to wait 2 weeks for the results.
Patience: Waiting for test results can be torcher. Usually it takes 3-4 days for the pathologist to prepare the speciman and then evaluate, although different labs can vary in their time. A larger polyp would be concerning but the friability of the polyp would not change the potential diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Stone/germ/tumor: One of the more common causes of bloody urine is kidney stones that rake the walls of the urinary tract on their way out thru your pee. They can pass up to ~ pea sized & you would remember it happening. Other traumatic events, infection or tumor would round out my initial worries. All will require you visit your doctor & get some testing done. Wait it out & u may loose your chance. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How quickly do colorectal cancers progress once symptoms like blood in stool show? no symps just always have high anxiety about getting cancer.
Surveillance: The fact that you are worried -- whether or not the actual risk is worth it -- is a reason itself to begin getting occasional colonoscopies. If there's a family history, all the more reasons. In the absence of the non-polyposis colon cancer family syndromes, colon cancers are usually preceeded by benign polyps removable for cure. Ask whether you can start intensive surveillance now. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are my odds of colon cancer at age 22 I have no family history but I do occassionally see bright blood on stool?
Very, very low: More than 90% of colon cancers are diagnosed in patients above 50 years old. People less than 30 yrs of age in the us have about 0.06% chance of developing colon cancer over 10 years and < 1% chance over next 30 years of their lives. The incidence in younger (< 50) persons has actually increased slightly over the last decade. Blood in the stool could be due to benign causes - if in doubt, see md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could you get ovarian cancer if you don't have family history and you never had breast cancer early.?
If I have polyps in my colon, should I have genetic testing to see if I will likely have colon cancer?
Maybe, maybe not: Depends on family history of colon polyps, ca, other cancers, e.g. Ovarian, types of kidney ca, , age of affected relatives, your age, number of polyps, types of polyp. Most cases of colon polyps and colon cancer are sporadic (not hereditary). Discuss with your gastroenterologist and primary doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Says I have inflammation in anus that's why see streak of blood in stool. 41 still worried colon cancer no family history of it though. Do I worry?
Get examined: You won't be able to calm down until you've got a colonoscopy. Go for it. A streak of blood in the stool is almost always from having passed a hard stool and getting a small tear, rather than from colon cancer. On the other hand, your concern is indication enough for a real exam. ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Do you have problems after a sigmoid colectomy?
- Skinny thin stool symptom of colon cancer
- Spitting up mucus with stage 4 lung cancer blood tinged
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Colon cancer stage 4 coughing up blood and mucus
- Once you have chlamydia do you always have it
- Do you always have a fever with pneumonia?
- Colon cancer blood in urine
- Talk to a oncologist online for free