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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 am scared that i may have colon cancer or some type of bowel cancer. What do you recommend?

I am scared that i may have colon cancer or some type of bowel cancer. What do you recommend?

Some tests: You don't mention symptoms, but a good start would be a test for occult blood and a cytology exam of the stool. These are very simple tests and are done on an out-patient basis. This may lead to further testing/scans. Seek an exam/consultation with a qualified professional to begin the process. ...Read more

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How do I know perforated colon cause from cancer or diverticulitis?

How do I know  perforated colon cause from cancer or diverticulitis?

Perforation: Acute perforation can be caused by acute diverticulitis or colon cancer. Shen there is a perforation emergency surgery is required and the removal of the perforated segment of colon is reviewed by a pathologist which can help differentiate between colon cancer and diverticulitis. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative pan colitis and have been bleeding from my rectum. How do I stop the bleeding?

I have ulcerative pan colitis and have been bleeding from my rectum. How do I stop the bleeding?

Call ur doctor: It usually mean you have a flare up in your uc. Your doctor will give appropriate medical treatment to control bleeding. If uncheck you can be very anemic from persistent bleeding. ...Read more

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I have bleeding from anal passage, should I be concerned about cancer?

I have bleeding from anal passage, should I be concerned about cancer?

MD visit: At your age, cancer is unlikely but, anyone with rectal bleeding should be properly evaluated. It can be cancer amongst many other things. See your doc asap please. Best to you. ...Read more

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I have a family history of rather bad anal fissures. Therefore do you think I have anal fissures?

I have a family history of rather bad anal fissures. Therefore do you think I have anal fissures?

Anal fissures: Just having a family history of a disease does not mean you will get the same disease and an absence of a family history does not mean you won't get it. Unless you have symptoms of anal fissures which include pain upon defecation, blood on the outside of the stool or toilet paper difficulty with starting bowel movements because of pain I would say the answer is no. ...Read more

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Do I have colon cancer or just anxiety ?

Do I have colon cancer or just anxiety ?

See a doctor: I don't see how anyone in health tap could answer your question. See your doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you know if I have anus cancer or just a little blood from a hemorrhoid inside?

How do you know if I have anus cancer or just a little blood from a hemorrhoid inside?

By getting a good: Physical exam. Rectal bleeding from hemorrhoids is by far more common then anal cancer. However, one cannot tell the difference as symptoms from both anal cancer and hemorrhoids include bleeding, itching and some perianal discomfort. ...Read more

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How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.

How could someone know if they had Peritonitis? Are there always symptoms? Or should I go to the doctors to check? I experienced bleeding while in bathroom. Anal Fissure or Colon Perforation? Thanks.

Peritonitis Symtoms: Peritonitis will cause excruciating pain and usually associated with infection in the abdomen. Bleeding can be from hemorrhoids. Anal fissures tend to cause a lot of anal pain. Doubtful that you have colonic perforation. When you see a doctor, they should find a cause for blood per rectum by simple examination and perhaps colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I don't drink alcohol at all and still have rectal bleeding, could I have colon cancer?

I don't drink alcohol at all and still have rectal bleeding, could I have colon cancer?

Maybe: Rectal bleeding is never normal. It always needs to be checked out by a physician. There are many causes of rectal bleeding. It could be something as simple as a hemorrhoid or something as serious as colon cancer. ...Read more

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17, male: I think I have hemorrhoids but am unsure whether or not it is hemorrhoids or anal cancer. How can I tell the difference? I have constipation

17, male: I think I have hemorrhoids but am unsure whether or not it is hemorrhoids or anal cancer. How can I tell the difference? I have constipation

'rrhoids vs cancer: It's very unlikely for 17yo to develop anal cancer (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/anal-cancer/basics/definition/con-20024923). Hemorrhoids (http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/hemorrhoids/basics/definition/con-20029852) are also uncommon in 17yo. Constipation (http://goo.gl/DgBSga) is most likely due to lack of fluids, fiber & exercise. See FamilyDoc to put mind at ease ...Read more

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If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

If I have had uterine cancer, am I more likely to have colon cancer?

Not necessarily: You may have a higher risk of developing colon cancer if your uterine cancer was caused by a certain genetic mutation. This mutation causes a condition called hereditary non-polyposis colorectal cancer (hnpcc). Patients with this have about an 80% chance of getting colorectal cancer and about a 50% chance of uterine cancer over their lifetime. ...Read more

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Can I die from colonic polyps if I ignore it?

Can I die from colonic polyps if I ignore it?

Maybe: Some colon polyps can develop into colon cancer. Some polyps can bleed or rupture. All of these problems can be life-threatening. So talk to your doctor! ...Read more

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Do colon cancers continue to bleed or do they stop? Haven't had rectal bleeding for over a year but did have bright red rectal blood before. I'm 26.

Typically yes: If the bleeding you had one year ago was due to colon cancer, you would have had a number of progressive symptoms by now, so i wouldn't worry (plus colon cancer is very uncommon at age 26). If however bleeding recurs or persist have it evaluated. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be worried about having a adenomatous colon polyp?

Have it removed...: You should have these removed. If totally removed and no evidence of cancer, no need to further worry about that polyp. Left alone, a percentage could grow into cancer over time, so best to remove. You should then be followed as per your doctor's and acs guidelines. ...Read more

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Will i need colonoscopy if I have chronic rectal bleeding?

Will i need colonoscopy if I have chronic rectal bleeding?

Yes : In order to determine the source of bleeding and to stop it if possible. It could be bleeding from a cancer, benign tumor, ulcerative colitis. These are all potentially serious problems. Get colonoscopy if your doctor recommends it. ...Read more

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Are rectal hemorrhoids dangerous and how do they differ from a polyp? I have just had a colonoscopy and have hemorrhoids - not malignant thankfully.

Are rectal hemorrhoids dangerous and how do they differ from a polyp?  I have just had a colonoscopy and have hemorrhoids - not malignant thankfully.

First of all: Hemorrhoids are NEVER "Malignant" and they are not "pleasant" to have but they are not DANGEROUS! Good bowel hygiene and proper diet will help and your Primary Care Provider can outline these suggestions to you! Worse case scenario is hemorrhoid surgery but this is usually NOT necessary!! Hope this helps!!! Good Luck! Dr Z ...Read more

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May I go to colon hydrotherapy when I slightly bleed from rectum? Thanks.

May I go to colon hydrotherapy when I slightly bleed from rectum? Thanks.

No: You need to see your doctor and have the bleeding evaluated to find the cause. Colon cleanses are not recommended and medically unnecessary. ...Read more

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I am having mucus in stool, not much but still can see them. I'm scared and worried is that colorectal cancer? And how colorectal Cancer stool looks?

I am having mucus in stool, not much but still can see them. I'm scared and worried is that colorectal cancer? And how colorectal Cancer stool looks?

Stool test for blood: It is very unlikely that you have colorectal cancer. You may do a stool test for blood, called Fit test. 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. ...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


Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more