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Doctor insights on: Floating Bowel Movements Pancreatic Cancer

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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Could a change in bowel movements be cancer related?

Could a change in bowel movements be cancer related?

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

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Does colon cancer cause painful bowel movements?

Can if: It is a rectal cancer usually. Actual colon cancers may cause a change in your bowel movement with no pain unless the pain is from constipation or diarrhea due to the tumor. But rectal cancers or anal cancers can indeed cause pain during and after the evacuation. ...Read more

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Blood after a bowel movements - how likely is colon cancer?

Blood after a bowel movements - how likely is colon cancer?

Cannot tell: Without an examination with your doctor. Tumors, polyps, cancer, hemorrhoids? See a doctor. ...Read more

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Blood everytime I have bowel movement. Could this be colon cancer?

Blood everytime I have bowel movement. Could this be colon cancer?

It depends : 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

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22 year old. Red blood in bowel movements. Is this a sign of cancer?

Low likelihood, but: Go to a health provider to figure this out. Colon cancer is very, very rare in someone <30 years old. There are many other causes of red blood in stool; that being said, this is something that should be taken care of sooner than later. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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.

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.

Cancer not likely: It is highly unlikely that what you described is due to cancer. In fact you stool is probably normal. Unless you have a close family member who got colon cancer in his/her twenties, you do not need to be concerned. ...Read more

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Blood after a bowel movements - how likely is cancer?

Blood after a bowel movements - how likely is 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

Intestine (Definition)

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


Dr. Debashish Bose
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Pancreatic Cancer (Definition)

Cancer of the pancreas are fast growing abnormal cells. These can be adenocarcinoma that can grow quickly, difficult to diagnose at an early stage & only sometimes can be removed with surgery. Endocrine cancers tend to be slower growing & may produce hormones & are surgically removed. Cystic cancers also may have better success with surgery. All of these can be difficult ...Read more