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Frequent Bowel Movement After Surgery For Cancer
For the past two months i've had changes in bowel movements, lots of pressure, fullness and upwards movement of food. Afraid of cancer, when to worry?
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
When I have a bowel movement, their is green and orange grease? Is this something i need to worry about? 58 female had cancer have diverticulitis
I've had surgery for a polyp & fissure about a week ago and I still have painful bowel movements. How long before it stops hurting to have a movement?
It can take: A few weeks for sure. Are you taking stool softeners regularly and drinking enough water? ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor 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?
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