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Doctor insights on: Inflammation Of Sigmoid Colon 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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Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

No, not common: Bowel obstruction can occur due to post op adhesions (uncommon) or tumor left behind (this will happen if the cancer was advanced/late stage. Your doctor will have to sort out which of these two possibilities apply to your case. ...Read more

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After 15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs. What's the solution for colon cancer patients stage 1?

After 15 days of sigmoid colon operation constipation, burning and pain occurs. What's the solution for colon cancer patients stage 1?

Bowel regimen: Constipation is common after colon surgery/ any surgery. A bowel regimen will be helpful. The goal 2 soft bowel movements daily. Use water/dilute juice (up to 1.5 liter/day), fiber, stool softner, laxative, less solid food, walking to achieve goal. Diagnosis of colon cancer stage 1 means monitoring, surveillance, oncology consult. Fever, worsening pain means you need to get evaluated. ...Read more

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What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?

What's the standard treatment of post op adhesions which causes obstruction in the small intestines after a sigmoid colon cancer surgery?

None: There is no rx for adhesions themselves. If they cause a bowel obstruction then that will be treated with a tube through the nose to decompress the bowel and no food for a few days. If that doesn't work then surgery may be required. ...Read more

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Can a colon inflammation lead to colon cancer?

Can a colon inflammation lead to colon cancer?

Possibly: Long-standing colonic inflammation as seen in chronic ulcerative colitis and crohn's colitis can increase your risk for colon cancer and is a known risk factor for colon and rectal cancer. Patients with pancolits (involving the whole colon and rectum) should begin colonoscopic surveillance after 8 yrs of disease and left-sided colitis after 15 years. ...Read more

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My Dr. Said I had inflammation in my anus put me on cream. Was better now I saw blood on stool again. Nervous is colon cancer I am 41 no history of cc?

My Dr. Said I had inflammation in my anus put me on cream. Was better now I saw blood on stool again. Nervous is colon cancer I am 41 no history of cc?

What tests?: What tests have you had so far? If he/she did a rectal exam and saw for example hemorrhoids then that's probably why you had cream prescribed. However, if you have a family history of colon cancer, or the medication doesn't work it is then a good idea to pay a visit to a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. Follow up with your doctor as well as recommended. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I have inflammation in anus that's why see streak of blood in stool. 41 still worried colon cancer no family history of it though. Do I worry?

Dr. Says I have inflammation in anus that's why see streak of blood in stool. 41 still worried colon cancer no family history of it though. Do I worry?

Get examined: You won't be able to calm down until you've got a colonoscopy. Go for it. A streak of blood in the stool is almost always from having passed a hard stool and getting a small tear, rather than from colon cancer. On the other hand, your concern is indication enough for a real exam. ...Read more

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Is carrageenan in Tom's toothpaste safe in first trimester or pregnancy? I read it's linked to inflammation, colon cancer, & depressed immune system.

Is carrageenan in Tom's toothpaste safe in first trimester or pregnancy? I read it's linked to inflammation, colon cancer, & depressed immune system.

Doubtful: Vegetable gum is used in many products as thickeners and binders. Even if you ingest it, I am not aware of any proof on the conditions mentioned being associated with. Since nearly no one swallows the toothpaste, it should not a problem even if it does all these things. ...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 can be done for bowel Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient? Can chemo cause this?

What can be done for bowel Inflammation in a metastic colon cancer patient? Can chemo cause this?

There are many: Reasons for intestinal inflammation whether or not someone has colon cancer and is utilizing chemotherapy. Without having more information like the symptoms associated or the circumstances around how the inflammation was identified, it's difficult to better guide you. Though this is a question that a patients oncologist should readily be able to help out with. ...Read more

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Belly pain for 1 year. Cat scan and upper scope. Showed inflammation in stomach. Constipation also. Ibs. But worried colon cancer?

Belly pain for 1 year. Cat scan and upper scope. Showed inflammation in stomach. Constipation also. Ibs. But worried colon cancer?

Very small chance...: ...Given that you're 34 years old, but nothing's impossible. You may want to review the many healthtap answers regarding causes & cures for lower abdominal discomfort, but your best reassurance will come from your doctor after further appropriate exam & tests prove unremarkable. Be well--. ...Read more

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I had a polyp removed from my sigmoid at age 20 and it was benign. No direct family history of colon cancer. What tests should be done ongoing?

I had a polyp removed from my sigmoid at age 20 and it was benign. No direct family history of colon cancer. What tests should be done ongoing?

Typically: It depends on type of polyp found/ removed and why scoped. Consider full colonoscopy if there was one, there could be more. Typically a colonoscopy every 5 yrs is indicated with a family history of colon cancer or a personal hx of polyp or cancer (at a minimum). Consult a GI specialist for further management. ...Read more

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Can pain caused by colon cancer switch locations? For some time period its in the sigmoid, then in transverse, etc. (pain is felt only at one part)?

Can pain caused by colon cancer switch locations? For some time period its in the sigmoid, then in transverse, etc. (pain is felt only at one part)?

See below: It is highly unlikely that you have colon cancer.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
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My Dr. Said my anus is inflammed that's why I c streak of blood on stool. Do u agree? He said not to worry about colon cancer. I could have hid hemmrh

My Dr. Said my anus is inflammed that's why I c streak of blood on stool. Do u agree? He said not to worry about colon cancer. I could have hid hemmrh

Blood in the stool: Also called rectal bleeding can be caused by many conditions such as hemorrhoids, anal fissures, infections, polyps, just to name a few. The proper diagnosis requires evaluation by your physician or GI specialist and in many cases colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Chance of colon cancer? Age 44 female. Diangosis w/diverticulosis 3 mo ago after divertic attack. Ct showed moderate wall thickening and mod. Fat stranding with visualized diverticulum in the area of pericolonic inflamation. Remaining colon normal. Ct wa

Chance of colon cancer? Age 44 female. Diangosis w/diverticulosis 3 mo ago after divertic attack. Ct showed moderate wall thickening and mod. Fat stranding with visualized diverticulum in the area of pericolonic inflamation. Remaining colon normal. Ct wa

Need colonoscopy: Your history and ct study are classic for acute diverticulitis. Nevertheless, we always advise having a colonoscopy after your first episode of diverticulitis (well-after the episode resolves) since inflammatory bowel disease or even colon cancer can demonstrate comparable ct findings as described. ...Read more

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Is this normal? Enteritis found on ct with a lot of bowel inflammtion. Person not eaten since Wednesday and now too much weakness. Y not able to eat? Metastic colon cancer pt

Is this normal? Enteritis found on ct with a lot of bowel inflammtion. Person not eaten since Wednesday and now too much weakness. Y not able to eat? Metastic colon cancer pt

Normal?: With metastatic colon cancer, its hard to say what "normal" is. There are many, many factors that could cause bowel thickening seen in a ct scan. Best to discuss with the patient's health care team. Hope this helps! ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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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