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Fecal Matter In Urine Colon Cancer
I started suffering from red blood on my stool coupled with pinkish urine. I drink alcohol but don’t smoke and have a previous history of breast and colon cancer In both of my grandparents. I also have Ehlers Danlos syndrome but don’t suffer with it.
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
Would an intermittent painless split/weak urine stream for years typically be caused by colon cancer or other causes in a male age 36?
Not necessarily: Air bubbles when urinating implies a connection between the bladder and the colon (colovesical fistula), often seen with diverticular disease, and with advanced colon cancer. If there is a lot of bubbles in the bowl following urination, it may be normal, or may suggest increased amount of protein being voided. ...Read more
Urine culture positive for strep bovis and ecoli. On levoquin and feeling better. Should I be concerned for colon cancer given the bovis?
Not necessarily: The strongest association has been seen when people have this infection in their blood and/or heart valves. Even with these infections, colon cancer is only discovered in perhaps 25% of people. The association is not as strong with infections at other sites. Depending on your age and risk factors- it is always a good idea to see a doctor and determine if a colonoscopy is indicated. ...Read more
Are there any other conditions besides colon cancer that can cause thin stools and constipation for so long? I have no pain at all, so IBS seems unlikely. I also don't have much of an urge to urinate, either, however, the urine comes out just fine. I also
Pain in left side & abnormal BM for month- liver, lungs, blood, urine, endoscopy, kidneys, gall bladder, lungs, heart, all ok - possible colon cancer?
Here are some. ..: For the time being, watch for possible food indigestion. Besides, continue to watch for possible colonic diverticulitis. Note that every illness always displays itself along its course & pattern of full spectrum. So, still seek professional attention & counseling timely. Don't give up; time & patience will unfold the true story of an event timely. ...Read more
Test for blood in BM: The fobt tests for blood in the stool. Test is performed on spontaneously voided stool on three separate occasions. Presence of blood in any of the samples is a "positive" test. Blood may indicate cancer, hemorrhoids, blood vessel abnormality, local irritation or a host of other non life threatening things. However, blood in the stool is a finding that needs follow up with a more specific test. ...Read more
Yes, test is for Colo: Yes, this is a test for Screening for colon Cancer. Besides this test, Colonoscopy is a very good screening test, recommended to be done at the age of 50 years. If you have a family history of colon cancer, then you should have colonoscopy done now (at age over 40 years) ...Read more
How accurately will a fecal test find early stage colon cancer? The one that looks for cancer blood markers. Please help!! Approximate percentage.
Pretty low: Conventional assessment of colorectal cancer (CRC) risk largely involves detection of non-dysplastic adenomatous polyps. Standardized sensitivity was 48.2%, for CRC stages I-IV, values were 35.0%, 63.0%, 46.0% and 77.4%, respectively. Specificity was 91.5%. Sensitivity for advanced adenomas was low (11.2%). Ref: Mol Diagn Ther. 2014 Apr;18 (2):127 & Gut. 2014 Feb;63 (2):317 ...Read more
FOBT is screen: Fobt is designed to test for blood in stool. Blood in stool may be due to any bleeding in the GI tract from the gums to the anus; and there are false positives also. If fobt is positive, colonoscopy is generally recommended to look of colon cancer. Fobt per se is not a diagnostic test for cancer, just blood in stool. ...Read more
No: Occult blood in stool suggests a point of bleeding from area near appendix across the colon to the rectum. This could be AV malformation, bleeding polyp, tumor, hemmorhoid or fissure. When blood is detected it has to be defined as to origin. Occassionally colonoscopy will reveal a lesion. Newer stool tests for tumor protein more accurate. ...Read more
Had an open lower anterior resection for colon cancer. Taking metamucil. How long can I expect to have clustering and fecal incontinence? 2mths post
It's really variable:
The anatomy is totally different after the surgery and will work differently.
Metamucil is a very good first step. Frankly, physical ttherapy for anal/rectal tone
If there is a gap in the perineum, SOLESTA can act like bondo and fill in missing areas a bit.
Phys therapy and overview of topic:
http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/268674-treatment ...Read more
Colon cancer age 30?? RUQ pain, fecal occult test negative- CT- Normal- (GI tract WNL no obstruction or perforation) should I get colonoscopy for pain
Colon cancer is unlikely in your age group, but other GI and colon diseases can also cause such symptoms. Have you had your gallbladder evaluated?
Remember, colon cancer has minimal symptoms and CT is NOT a great test for it. In sum though low yield I would likely recommend colonoscopy to you based on what I've read. ...Read more
If colon cancer was causing pain RUQ wouldn't it be big enough to show on CT of abdomen and pelvis? 31 yo- fecal occult blood negative
Not likely colon Ca:
Classic colon cancer causes pain via colon obstruction, so in that case, CT would see it. But this would not be expected in a 31 yo w/ occult neg stool.
RUQ pain can be any number of causes in young adult. Need to know more history and clinical exam by a Dr. To advise work up.
Best screen for colon Ca is colonoscopy, but unless strong family history, may start around 50 yrs old. ...Read more
Persistent painless lower belly bloat/pressure, stool sticks to bowl, normal color, no blood., split stream urine for years. Symptoms not progressing. Colon cancer? No fam history.37 yrs old.
Get checked: The lower belly pain is non-specific adn could be from many other causes including gas, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome or several other conditions including celiac disease. Sometimes, people can have blood in their stool but can't see it. I suggest evaluation by a gastroenterologist and he/she will determine whether you need a colonoscopy or other evaluation. ...Read more
Grossly normal: Most patients with colon cancer have normal appearing stools. There may be some blood occasionally mixed or covering the stool, but usually this is microscopic rather than obvious. If the cancer is advanced, causing obstruction, then the stools can be narrowed, but again, this is for patients with advanced sigmoid or rectal cancers. The best way to diagnose colon cancer is with a colonoscopy. ...Read more
Yes!: Most colon Cancers may not show up in or effect your stool till it is late and quite advanced (enough to narrow or block the lumen of the colon. If there is sufficient risk of colon cancer, then Colonoscopy is the best way to check for Colon Cancer provided the person is 50 years or older (this is the age to begin screening for Colon cancer in an asymptomatic person). ...Read more
But it's not a good idea! When your body sends you the signal that is time to move her bowels, you should listen. It's really pretty smart. Obviously, one cannot always get to a bathroom when we get that signal. But if you do, go move your bowels. Your colon, rectum, and especially the hemorrhoidal veins will thank you (prevent hemorrhoids!)
good luck! ...Read more
If a colon cancer is in advanced stage, it makes the stools thin every day? Because I had thin stool 2 weeks ago, then normal and today again. Help?
Whoa: Forgive me for this. You list yourself as having colon cancer. This will only narrow the caliber of your stool if it's still present. Are you inoperable? Is this a self-diagnosis unconfirmed by a competent physician? The bottom line is that we can't answer your question without more clinical information, and ultimately you need to find a physician whom you trust, cancer or no. ...Read more
If it feels like my colon is full still after I use the washroom, can that mean be normal? I heard of colon cancer, but stool seems normal. No pain.
May be normal: The reservoir of the large bowel is transverse colon and not rectum. One may not be fully emptying that site if having normal BM. The final solution is in colonoscopy where if nothing seen on complete scoping, this would rule out Ca. If such occurs the symptoms may be arising in small bowel and at that point TCT of abdomen would be helpful ...Read more
Not always: You don't want to bet your life on this. ...Read more
For how long?: Anybody can pass a thin one from time to time. If this persists for more than a few days, go in and get a rectal from your physician. It's more worrisome to have the caliber decreasing gradually over time. ...Read more
Not gold standard: It's a pretty good screen but if you're having symptoms, you need to get 'scoped. ...Read more
Here are few thought:
Colon Cancer is often a silent disease in its early stages. That is why a colonoscopy examination is advised at the age of 50 years.
Some people will present with rectal bleeding (Blood in the stools). Abdominal pain and anemia related symptoms (fatigue) can also be a signal of colon cancer. Stool tests (2 of them) are also available through your PCP. ...Read more
Type 6 stool for the past 2 weeks. Is this a sign of colon cancer. Before, stool was more solid. Obstruction?
Sure, but...: ...would certainly consider non-obstructing or nonmass-related causes, like altered GI transit, medication-induced bowel irregularity, depression, metabolic concerns (e.g. thyroid dysfunction, diabetic gut), neuropathies, infectious and noninfectious enteritis, many more. By Bristol stool scale #6 you're indicating diarrheal stool, correct? ...Read more
Do thin ribbon like stool mobements in case of colon cancer continue all the time or is it ab on and off thing?
Stool which is INTERMITTENT are DUE TO SPASM of the lower bowel (old term ="spastic colon") now this is a part of the diagnosis of IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome) which is a DIAGNOSIS of EXCLUSION (other GI problems MUST BE RULED OUT) SO STOP worrying about the "big C" and get yourself checked out by your PCP and at your age a COLONOSCOPY, may be recommended!
Hope this is helpful
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No history of colon cancer in fam. This morning my stool was hard coming out saw a drop of blood on stool. Should I worry?
No: One drop of blood in a hard and difficult to pass stool is normal - if it recurs, have it checked out. Increasing fiber in your diet and fluids may help. Try to have more fruits, vegetables, whole grains and legumes. They will make the stool softer, providing you have adequate fluids. Best of health to you ...Read more
Urine is the product of the kidneys, which is produced to eliminate the waste products of metabolism, manage body fluid balance, &maintain acid-base balance. The blood is first filtered by the kidneys, and the composition of the resulting fluid is then altered depending on the body's needs. It is composed of mostly water, and breakdown products from blood cells impart ...Read more
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