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Intermittent Rectal Bleeding From Colon Cancer
When colon cancer reach a level that causes anemia blood in stool became visible or stool became dark or rectal bleeding has started am I right?
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
Not always.: Early in colon cancer, there are typically NO symptoms until the cancer tumor grows large enough that it begins to cause problems in the digestive tract. Small, asymptomatic cancers can be found by screening colonoscopy. Larger tumors may cause changes in bowel habits (diarrhea/constipation/change in consistency of stool), blood in stool, unexplained weight loss, weakness/fatigue, persistent pain ...Read more
I'm 25 and had a baby 7 months ago. I also have 4 out if 6 symptoms of colon cancer including rectal bleeding. How likely is this? I have appt w/ gi.
IFOBT test Dec 2014, no occult blood. April 2nd, 2015 minor rectal bleeding, stop 1 day after. April 17th, 2015 started again. I'm 22. Colon cancer?
Had rectal bleeding for a few weeks 2.5 years ago. No bleeding since. Dr said it was likely fissure that healed. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?
Rectal bleeding: If your rectal bleeding has come back, then okay to get in to your doc for evaluation. More likely this is a hemorrhoid or recurrent fissure. Cancer in your age group is very low incidence. However, an exam under anesthesia will lead to a diagnosis, and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more
24 yr old bright red rectal bleeding for a few weeks almost 3 years ago. No bleeding or symptoms since. Dr said ok. Would colon cancer continue to bleed?
Rectal bleeding. Thin stools. I'm 18 and have no cancer in my family! Is it safe to say that I DON'T have colon cancer given my age and family history?
Loosed/mushy stools for months, constant bloating, fatigue, loss of appetite & weight. No rectal bleeding or pain. Anxious about colon cancer. I'm 25.
Rare but possible: At 25 it would be very unusual to develop colorectal cancer and almost always would be related to an inherited family predisposition like having 2 or more first degree family members with colorectal cancer, ovarian or endometrial cancer or someone with a lot of polyps. At your age these symptoms are usually not cancer but you absolutely see your doctor for a check up ...Read more
21yr old male, could this be colon cancer? Blood on stool, Rectal bleeding (bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.
Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read more
Both: Or none. Bleeding may not be seen only occult blood Speak to your doctor if you are concerned at the age of 19 ...Read more
Been having thin/narrow stools. Clear rectal exam by gp/no blood in stool. Should I fear colon cancer? I'm 39 &had adenocarcinoma insitu of cervix 4yrago
Possible lesion: In situ adeno unrelated unless some for of radiation employed that could narrow distal bowel. Narrowing of stool suggests that there is some constriction of bowel causing a narrowing of the lumen and thus the stool. Blood does not have to be present but relying on a gp rectal not satisfactory. Sigmoidoscopy at a minimum and colonoscopy more accepted for this problem. ...Read more
I'm 22 with freah blood in stool occassionally no other symptoms chances it means I may have colon cancer?
No: The commonest cause of painless rectal bleeding in a young individual is internal hemorrhoids. You should see your pcp who can do proctodscopy and see if the hemorrhoids are bleeding. He can then decide whether you need colonoscopy or a colorectal surgeon for treatment of bleeding hemorrhoids. ...Read more
How rare is colon cancer in a 28 year old male it runs in the family I have had constipation it goes away and comes back there is no blood in stool.
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
I have a slight pain near my tail bone. I have also recently had blood in stool but I do have hemmorroids. Is colon cancer likely?
What are some possible causes of blood in stool, lack of appetite and stomach discomfort? I'm scared I have colon cancer
Blood in stool: GI symptoms. Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI doc or order an upper and lower scope. It MAY be anything from straining when having a BM to something more. It is very important that you follow up. Then you may catch this early and have peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I did a CT scan came back negative for diverticulitis but showed a narrowing of the colon. 3cm. Other organs are ok. Does it mean I have colon cancer? I have no blood in stool but I had two episode of complete blockage with vomiting. Colonoscopy next
Colonoscopy, that you planning, should settle the issue.
Wish you good health!
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I'm 23 years old and im worried I have colon cancer or ibs...constipation heartburn blood in stool mucus in stool stomach achel?
When colon cancer causes blood in stool, is occult blood present in the whole stool, or can blood be present only in some parts of stool?
Blood doesn't: Have to be uniform in the stool. ...Read more
Been having blood in stool on on it for two weeks significant amount could this be colon cancer also have small hyatal hernia but taking meds?
Check with your doc:
do not wait and do not procrastinate! ...Read more
28 yrs old, male. Do narrow stools always indicate colon cancer or are there other reasons? No blood in stool. Bloating and gas.
No – but what's up?: And narrowed caliber of stool can be commonly associated with colon carcinoma in any age group. It relates to the relative constriction of the rectum prior to evacuation. Other conditions include rectal stenosis, a sizable rectal polyp, or other conditions serving to narrow and constricted the normal sized stool. Best let a gastroenterologist evaluate you by colonoscopy and anoscopy. ...Read more
Does my son have colon cancer? No nausia barely but little stomsch cramp no blood in stool pencil thin stool constipation 13 years moderately active
Colon cancer is practically unheard of in the pediatric population. By the brief history it is conceivable that you have problems due to constipation and an inadequate diet.
Make sure he drinks water and not sugary drinks and eats generous portions of veggies and fruit.
If he still has problems after you modify the diet, consult your doc. ...Read more
My brother passed two years ago with colon cancer so I'm a bit worried now about the bleeding from my bum.
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