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Floating Bowel Movements Pancreatic Cancer
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
Right abdomen pain and right back pain at times what symptoms would you have with pancreatic cancer? If pain was in this area? Feels tight all around
Pancreatic Cancer is rare under the age of 40, so I seriously doubt that you have this diagnosis.
If your symptoms do not settle down with antacids like Zantac (ranitidine) daily, then you should have a physician examine you and may also do a CT Scan of the abdomen which is the best way to check for any hidden tumor/growth or Cancer. ...Read more
How frequent can be CT-Scans be taken and still be considered safe - esp. Looking at the abdomen? I worry about Pancreatic Cancer even with IBS-C
Additive exposure: Each ct scan is well within the safe limits of radiation exposure, but each one is additive in terms if exposure, making ct scan a poor choice for any life long routine imaging tool. In other words, the effect of radiation exposure doesn't go away over time. IF you really need serial imaging, maybe MRI is a better choice. (Note the IF part) Hope this helps! ...Read more
Girlfriend getting very strong pain in abdomen, her sister died of pancreatic cancer a few years ago. She is 21 and vegan if this makes a difference?
Question?: What exactly is the question? There are multiple multiple things that could be causing abdominal pain in a female. I can understand her concern due to her family history but you and her need to understand that out bodies are complex and there are many other things that could be causing her pain. I advise you to have her go to see a doctor for a physical exam and proper diagnostic studies. ...Read more
Pains in upper abdomen and back. ALT 71. Dual phase pancreas scan normal. Really worried about pancreatic cancer. CT scan reassuring? Thanks
Floating bm's: Floating stools are seen with looser bowel movements causing rapid transit through the intestinal tract and are lighter colored. This could be temporary from dietary factors or virus. They also occur with malabsorption syndromes from pancreatic, biliary tract or liver disorders. If this change in bm's is persistent, notify your oncologist or gastroenterologist for evaluation and advice. ...Read more
May be: Let corectal surgeon be the boss and guide you, quit sugars, lot of fibrous food, 5veges every day, no red meat, 7 fruits and berries, you are too young with this complaint, must see and m.D asap. ...Read more
If blood in the stool is red, it may be from a hemorrhoid. This needs to be evaluated and treated, but is fairly common.
If the blood or stool is darker (black) and has a 'tar-like' appearance, it is more indicative of a bleed in the upper areas of the GI tract. This is more significant and needs more prompt evaluation and treatment.
Seek evaluation by a qualified professional asap to differentiat. ...Read more
Vaginal bleeding: You need to be evaluated by a board certified ob/gyn. This is very unusual. ...Read more
There is a painful mass in my rectum that I can feel when I have a bowel movement. Is it more likely to be cancer or a hemorrhoid?
Either: In either case it should be evaluated by a qualified physician as soon as possible. ...Read more
I sometimes have rectal pains after a bowel movement ; maybe spasms? Is this normal? Had normal colonoscopy 7 yrs ago. No family history of cancer.
? FISSURE: It's hard to confirm in this forum, but anal spasm can be a sign of anal fissure, a recurring tear in the mucosa of the anal sphincter. It's usually painful, and can be associated with bleeding. I suggest you speak with your doctor, who may refer you to a general or colorectal surgeon for an exam. Good luck. ...Read more
Green stools with little black dots in it also when I wipe, should I be concerned? Scared it could be cancer. 18 yes old and one bowel movement a day.
Had colonoscopy diagnosed with internal hemrhoids. Stingy with bowel movement. If fisher what can do to relieve symptoms. Could this be anal cancer?
Possible: Not very likely at your age (with some exceptions) but always possible. Blood in the stool is not normal and should be evaluated promptly. ...Read more
Meds?: Medications might be the cause.Get a more detailed answer ›
This morning I had a bowel movement that was about 12 inches long. Is this a sign of colon cancer?
Do I have colon cancer if I have pain on my front right side and back side and change in bowel movement?
I am experiencing a patch of blood on toilet tissue after bowel movement. No other symptoms. 22 yo female. Hypochondriac. Is this cancer?
I have an internal hemorrhoid (that sometimes "comes out" after a bowel movement). Does the presence of a hemorrhoid increase cancer risk?
Noticed bright blood on toilet paper after bowel movement followed by further tiny specks then nothing. Since then all is ok Might this be cancer?
Dr diagnosed me with hemmrhoids a few weeks ago. Now have pain/ stinging sensation during and after bowel movements? Is this related? Or cancer?
What you described is consistent with hemorrhoids. It is unlikely that you have cancer, however, you should get treatment for hemorrhoids.
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No pains, general feel ok, healthy diet, 1.5l of water a day, no on meds, no drus. Bowel movements every day but incomplete emptying. Can it be cancer?
Yes: Short answer: yes. I'm not sure what you mean by incomplete emptying. However, colon, rectal, or anal cancer cannot be answer by an online forum. If you are having bowel issues you need to see a gastroenterologist (GI) for evaluation and likely a colonoscopy to determine what the issue is. There are other issues that may not be cancer as well. ...Read more
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
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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