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Does Floating Poop Mean Pancreatic Cancer
No: The consistency of stool is not effected by the presence or absence of cancer of the bowel. The diameter may be narrowed and blood may be present but adherence of stool to toilet un related. We have found that the tumors do shed surface protein into the stool that may be of diagnostic importance but again consistency not effected by presence of tumor but possibly diet. ...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
Not always: Hemorrhoids, non-cancerous polyps, some colon infections, and arteriovenous malformations are just some non -cancerous causes of hematochezia (red bleeding). Ulcers and gastritis are causes of upper GI bleeding that is frequently melena ( black tarry stools). Crohn's disease can cause melena or hematochezia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes.: Calprotectin is a biochemical test for intestinal inflammation. As such, anything which increases intestinal inflammation, such as Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, infectious colitis, and bowel cancer can yield positive results. There can also be false positives from certain gastrointestinal medications. If yours is high, you should discuss it with your gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Does green stool means cancer? I sometimes have this problem along with pellet like stool and constipation. Does this mean colon cancer?
Just bile: The greenish color in stool is caused by the bile when it has not been in the gut long enough to go through a change to yellowish or brown triggered by gut germs. It is normal as is a loose consistency if it is greenish. Some digested material will take on a darker tint than others ; the germs in the gut will also impact the final product. I'd ignore the whole issue. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Do yellow stools always mean p/cancer? G/bladder liver had no masses. Amylase/lipase normal, bilirubin,alkaline phosphatase normal. Symptoms, gas/bloat yellow stool only. Wait for CT result. Scared!
Uncertain: This sounds like an extraordinarily high value, and indicates either blockage if the bile flowing out of the liver, or failing liver function. It may or may not be due to the cancer, but is typically an ominous sign. Talk more about this with the treating physician. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Radiology: It means it appears to be normal. ...Read more
Several posibilities: Truly black stools must be tested to be sure that they do not contain blood. If they do you need to be seen asap by a gastroenterologist and fully evaluated for the cause of the bleeding and correction. This will probably result in your undergoing endoscopy from both ends. ...Read more
Elevated d dimer: D dimer is not a marker for cancer. it means there is a risk of clotting , iIt is high in DVT, embolus, dissection, stroke, and after surgery, trauma, in gastritis, and pneumonia. Sometimes in the pre-period before cancer people may clot ( paraneoplastic syndrome ) if high it warrants work up by a hematologist as clotting can be dangerous especially, in the lung ...Read more
No: On the contrary, white discharge is almost always associated with a benign process. Niple discharge that is most concerning is watery or bloody, spontaneous, and occurs in only one breast. Even under these circumstances, this discharge is far more commonly due to a noncancerous condition. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If floating stools were caused by pancreatic cancer, would they look obviously abnormal? Stool is brown, soft & formed but occ. Floats. Ct scan normal
Inflammation: Pancreatitis is an inflammation of the pancreas. This can occur when the ducts within the pancreas become obstructed. It can also occur if there was a recent pancreatic procedure (like a biopsy). It can also occur after eating too much greasy food or alcohol. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can cause an orangish brown stool? Stools are soft and formed. Does orangish stool mean bile duct blockage or cancer?
Abdominal organ. It is digestive organ: it secretes enzymes into the small bowel which break down food and help its absorption. It is also an endocrine organ: it produces hormones involved in sugar control and control of digestion. Insulin is one of these hormones. Diabetics either lack Insulin (type 1 diabetes) or have inadequate ...Read more
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