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Is dull pain in colon cancerous?

Is dull pain in colon cancerous?

Maybe, maybe not...: Lots of things give dull pain in abdomen. Harder to tell which organ, e.g. Colon, as opposed to gyn, stomach, gallbladder, etc. Yes, cancer of colon can be assoc with dull pain, but also no pain at all, sharp pain, visible blood, occult blood, no blood, change in bowel habit, weight loss, etc. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more

Dr. Adam Lewis
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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


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Sharp pain in abdomen.

Sharp pain in abdomen.

Some possibilities: If one has very uncomfortable tummy pain, and is normally in good health, plus is not pregnant, the possibilities include: appendicitis (usually has fever), gall stones, kidney stone (very painful), constipation (crampy), stomach flu, etc... Most people with "sharp pain", meaning more than mild pain, need a doctor's evaluation to be sure it is not appendicitis, which would need surgery. ...Read more

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Sharp pain felt in lower pelvic area, gas?

Maybe: Could also be a host of other things like intestinal inflammation, appendicitis, ovary inflammation, etc. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Can a herina in rt side groin cause pain in lower rt abdomen? Twinges of pain and constant dull ache?

Can a herina in rt side groin cause pain in lower rt abdomen? Twinges of pain and constant dull ache?

Maybe: Usually, pain or discomfort from a groin hernia is in the groin. I have seen many patients with and without hernias however that have pain in the right lower abdomen. Best way to find out is to see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Lower left stomach pain in women from colon or bowel?

Possibly but...: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more

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Horrible shooting pain in vaginal, rectal area and lower abdomen?

Horrible shooting pain in vaginal, rectal area and lower abdomen?

Physical examination: A physical examination by your primary doctor or ob/gyn doctor will determine whether there are any physical problems such as a rectal fistula, pilonidal cyst, vaginal tear, or even something as simple as a urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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Pain in left upper abdomen after passing stool?

Pain in left upper abdomen after passing stool?

This is a common: complaint in patients with IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) and is possibly due to CONTRACTION of the now empty bowel! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

Searing type pain in lower left abdomen?

See a physician : You should see a physician . This could be a serious medical condition. ...Read more

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Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

Throbbing sharp pain in left stomach?

More info: Need better history please. Did you have trauma? When was last bowel movement? Etc. need more history to help you please ...Read more

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Gnawing pain in left rib and lower abdomen, kidney infection??

Possible : That is possible. Do you have any urinary symptoms? Frequency, burning, urgency? Get evaluated. Could also be a colon issue. ...Read more

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What causes nagging shooting pain in upper abdomen with bloating?

What causes nagging shooting pain in upper abdomen with bloating?

Possible ulcer: Could be an ulcer, gastritis, ibs, gallbladder issue. See you doctor to see what tests need to be done. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in abdomen groin area and lower back. Black stool frequent urination?

Sharp pain in abdomen groin area and lower back. Black stool frequent urination?

See a doctor: You should see a physician as soon as possible. Black stool, especially if you are taking a lot of ibuprofen, can represent a bleed in GI track, normally in your stomach. While the pain does not seem to fit that classically, you may have a bleed somewhere else. Any peptobismol use?-also causes black stool. Best recommendation without more info is to see a doctor for physical exam and workup. ...Read more

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Sharp shooting pain starts in bladder area?

Sharp shooting pain starts in bladder area?

Where does it go?: Maybe cystitis, or inflamed bladder. Drinking lots of water, and making your urine acidic with cranberry juice, may help. A visit to your doctor to get your urine tested would help eliminate it as a cause. ...Read more

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Sharp pain in lower abdominal and dull and achy pain in upper stomach after eating. Any ideas?

Sharp pain in lower abdominal and dull and achy pain in upper stomach after eating. Any ideas?

See details: There are several possible causes for your symptoms and without a thorough history and exam, it is impossible to be specific. You should have the issue evaluated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Slight twinges of pain in rib cage and middle back pain cancer?

Cancer pain: Not knowing your current medical condition, it is hard to say. If you are healthy, it may be a sign of fatigue or muscle aches and pains. If its worse not relieved by over the counter medication or topical remedies, i would see your physician to check out all the possibilties of the back/rib pain. ...Read more

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Is dull pain in colon cancerous?

Maybe, maybe not...: Lots of things give dull pain in abdomen. Harder to tell which organ, e.g. Colon, as opposed to gyn, stomach, gallbladder, etc. Yes, cancer of colon can be assoc with dull pain, but also no pain at all, sharp pain, visible blood, occult blood, no blood, change in bowel habit, weight loss, etc. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more

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I have this dull pain it feels like I Ned to have a bile movement but when I try it's blood I had this happen before they did colon scope and gastrosc?

I have this dull pain it feels like I Ned to have a bile movement but when I try it's blood I had this happen before they did colon scope and gastrosc?

Bloody bowel movment: How long ago was colonoscopy? Could be diverticular bleed or hemorrhoids. Was diverticulosis or hemorrhoids noted at colonoscopy?? To prevent bleeding from that eat high fiber oats, lentils brown rice barley every day , kale avocado .Drink 2-3.5 liters water/gatordaie juice a day (a combo too much water dilutes sodium) F/U with your doctor may need another colonoscopy if persists ...Read more

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I am experiencing aching muscles, specifically between left shoulder blade and Colon vertebral. The pain: soreness is deep, felt when contracted or stretched. It's been there for a couple months, someday worse than others, ?

I am experiencing  aching muscles, specifically between left  shoulder blade and Colon vertebral. The pain: soreness is deep, felt when contracted or stretched. It's been there for a couple months, someday worse than others, ?

Muscular spasm: is the reasons this occurs are multiple: overuse, trauma, stress, tension, anxiety, electrolyte imbalance,low levels of calcium and magnesium. Your condition requires x-rays of your thoracic spine, blood testing and a thorough physical exam. ...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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Oval stool for 3 weeks lower left pelvic and occasional upper left dull ache very gassy have to go after every meal. No blood worried its colon cancer. Stool has been narrow for about a month sometimes a little less narrow but typically oval shapped?

Oval stool for 3 weeks lower left pelvic and occasional upper left dull ache very gassy have to go after every meal. No blood worried its colon cancer. Stool has been narrow for about a month sometimes a little less narrow but typically oval shapped?

Fiber and water: Colon cancer is unlikely at your age. You need to increase your intake of fiber and water. You may take a fiber laxative like Metamucil and drink enough water daily so that your urine is colorless. For the long term you may try to increase your intake of fiber foods. Consult this site for fiber foods.
http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/in-depth/high-fiber-foods/art-20050948 ...Read more

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Prolonged dull ache in lower left tummy/pelvis and lower left back. Ovary ultrasound was normal. Scared about colon cancer. No bowel movement changes?

Prolonged dull ache in lower left tummy/pelvis and lower left back. Ovary ultrasound was normal. Scared about colon cancer. No bowel movement changes?

ER rare: Colon cancer would be very rare at your age. Many other things can give you those symptoms. Why colon cancer v? Is there a family history ? See your MD. He/she can order a CT of the Abdomen or schedule for a colonoscopy to look closer. ...Read more

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I have lower colon pain. Colon rectal area. Achy, dull, and uncomfortable, what to do?

See your doctor: Have you seen a doctor? Have you had any tests done? Have you ever had a colonoscopy? You need to see your doctor so that the proper evaluation can be done and therefore the proper treatment can be rendered. ...Read more

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I had fissures for 7 years...I get pain in my colon, left side - it's like...A dull achy but noticeable pain. Are these linked? Cancer? Im 17 year old

I had fissures for 7 years...I get pain in my colon, left side - it's like...A dull achy but noticeable pain. Are these linked? Cancer? Im 17 year old

Anal Fissures: Anal fissures do not cause cancer, but a complication can develop known as a fistula. A cool-rectal surgeon should examine you and see if this is the problem you have developed. ...Read more

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Would I be able to feel a hard lump in my lower left abdomen with colon cancer. I have a heavy dull feeling there?

Would I be able to feel a hard lump in my lower left abdomen with colon cancer. I have a heavy dull feeling there?

Not necessarily : Usually there is no lump associated with colon cancer unless it is advanced. It sounds like your worried however, and should definitely see your primary care provider for an exam and more complete evaluation. Timing depends on severity of symptoms and your level of concern. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I have been having some dull aches in my lower abdomen and just feeling malaise lately. Chance this is colon cancer? Male age 20.

I have been having some dull aches in my lower abdomen and just feeling malaise lately. Chance this is colon cancer? Male age 20.

Very small chance...: ...Given that you're 20 years old, but nothing's impossible. You may want to review the many healthtap answers regarding causes ; cures for lower abdominal discomfort, but your best reassurance will come from your doctor after appropriate exam ; tests prove unremarkable. Be well--. ...Read more

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I have colon pain. No bloody stool, no diarrhea, just like an ache and some sharp pain here and there, mostly left side. What could it be?

Dr. John Fung Dr. Fung
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See GI or colorectal: There can be several causes of localized left sided pain, including colonic reasons, but also urinary causes such as a kidney stone. Unless you have had an evaluation such as colonoscopy, one cannot eliminate causes such as colitis or inflammatory bowel disease. Diverticulitis can cause localized symptoms. In addition, once these are ruled out, irritable bowel disorders can also lead to spasm. ...Read more

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2nd day after colon&endoscopy an stomach hurts bout 4-5 pain scale constant ache urge to poop but can't had polyps removed told to young to have norm?

2nd day after colon&endoscopy an stomach hurts bout 4-5 pain scale constant ache urge to poop but can't had polyps removed told to young to have norm?

Maybe not okay...: Air used to inflate your colon ; permit inspection during the colonoscopy procedure may persist for several hours. Post polypectomy syndrome can occur at sites of electrocautery. Microperforations, colon abrasions, laceration or trauma to adjacent solid organs may not be readily apparent at onset. Fever, bleeding, abdominal tenderness, weakness, vomiting are worrisome signs. Call GI doc for help. ...Read more

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Increased bowel movmnts, gas.Oval shaped stool no blood.Aches radiate between lower/upper left abd. Can also be felt on left side. Dull but annoying. started week ago.Colon cancer makes me nervous read there is a huge increase my age. Very stressed?

Increased bowel movmnts, gas.Oval shaped stool no blood.Aches radiate between lower/upper left abd.  Can also be felt on left side. Dull but annoying.  started week ago.Colon cancer makes me nervous read there is a huge increase my age. Very stressed?

Other causes likely: If you have had abdominal pain for a week, it is time to get checked. Cancer is far less likely than several other things. I have seen strep present only as vague nagging abdominal pain! Also stop any new supplements or over the counter meds. Sucralose and stevia (but not aspartame or saccharin) can cause abdominal discomfort too. So see a doc and get checked out.: causes likelier than CA. ...Read more

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How common is loopy colons?

 How common  is loopy colons?

How loopy: most of people older than sixty and used to take a lot of laxatives, and used to strain, and suffered from constipation will have loopy colon, is more common than you think. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a question regarding collapsing colons?

You can ask it on: Healthap. Please submit a clear & specific question about colons. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more