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Signs of a colon problem?

Signs of a colon problem?

Many and varied: Depending on the problem, signs can include nausea and vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, bleeding from the rectum, abdominal cramping, weight loss or gain or no symptoms at all. If you suspect some sort of problem with your colon, see your doc right away for an examination and evaluation. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Can left chest pain be related to the colon and possibly be a sign of problems with my colon?

Can left chest pain be related to the colon and possibly be a sign of problems with my colon?

Yes: The splenic flexure is the part of your colon that is tucked up under your left diaphragm and can cause pain that radiates upward into the left chest. It's not very common but can happen. ...Read more

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What would be an early sign of cancer in the ascending colon?

What would be an early sign of cancer in the ascending colon?

May not be any: Signs and symptoms may not occur till cancer growth is large. Sometimes stool can test positive for blood due to occult bleeding but sensitivity is 50%--colonoscopy is recommended to evaluate further. ...Read more

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I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?

I understand colon cancer is rare in my 20s im 22 but is early satiety or loss of appetite specific symptoms of colon cancer? What are the main signs?

Wt loss: And early satiety are not normal, and you need a real vs a virtual person to ask you things, examine you, and see if further tests are needed. The one thing i'm fairly sure this is not is colon cancer. Can produce overt or covert blood, cramping, varied and changed bm patterns. A physical exam and full history would help a lot before mor costly testing. ...Read more

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Can 2 months of serious anxiety can become the cause of health issues such as , digestive problems and oral cankers or it is sign of colon anal cancers?

Can 2 months of serious anxiety can become the cause of health issues such as , digestive problems and oral cankers or it is sign of colon anal cancers?

Serious anxiety: Serious anxiety can definitely be associated with digestive problems and canker sores. At 23, it's unlikely that you have colon or anal cancer, but in your other info you've written that you have "black terrible stool" at times. I suggest letting your physician investigate this so that anything potentially problematic is taken care of. Referrals can also be made for help with anxiety. Be well. ...Read more

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Is irregular bowel movement sign of colon problem?

Is irregular bowel movement sign of colon problem?

Sometimes...: Bloating, irregular stools, and fullness may reflect diet (check your fiber intake), alterations in the population of healthy gut flora we each carry, food intolerances, maldigestion due to problems of the small intestine, pancreas, or biliary tree, changes in GI motility (how well your GI tract mixes and moves food along), various infections, and even irritable bowel syndrome. Testing is easy. ...Read more

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My son was told after a colonoscopy, that his small intestines were on one side of his body and his colon on the other. His birth weight was only 4lbs and 5 oz. Born only two weeks early he was considered full term. Can this cause problems later?

My son was told after a colonoscopy, that his small intestines were on one side of his body and his colon on the other.  His birth weight was only 4lbs and 5 oz. Born only two weeks early he was considered full term. Can this cause problems later?

Hard to know: The colon is part of your intestine so i'm not sure what your son was really told. I suspect that he was told he has a malrotation (though this is difficult to tell from colonoscopy). This is a dangerous condition and needs to be surgically corrected asap- to be able to say more i'd need to know the medical terms that were used. ...Read more

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Can stomach problems( h pyolri infection, pud or gasritis) cause loose stools? Or is this a sign of colon problems too ? :|

Can stomach problems( h pyolri infection, pud or gasritis) cause loose stools? Or is this a sign of colon problems too ? :|

Helicobacter pylori: This will seldom affect the nature of your stools. This is probably due to another issue. ...Read more

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I'm 23 yr old having stomach pain, gas, inflammation, and bowel problems. My grandmother had colon cancer. Can i test for cancer this early?

I'm 23 yr old having stomach pain, gas, inflammation, and bowel problems. My grandmother had colon cancer. Can i test for cancer this early?

Probably not...: At 23, you should pay attention to what and how to eat a healthy foods such as those with less sugar, fat, and salt, with more vegetables and fruits, with less junky foods, with more nuts, beans, etc. Besides more exercise, better sleep, and no overindulgence and obsession for everything we do in life, will help live a long happy life. As to concern for family history of colon cancer, ask doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of colon problems?

What are the symptoms of colon problems?

Agree: I would just add that all of the above can be caused by other diagnoses than colon cancer. But i agree if any of the above are present please get evaluated by a specialist. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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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


Colonic (Definition)

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