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Is Blood Work Normal With Colon Cancer
Would abd ultrasound and full blood count show something is wrong possibly colon cancer? No blood visible only loose stool. Diagnosed with ibs.
Loose stool: At your age colon cancer would be very rare. Abd US and full blood count are not the best tests to screen for colon cancer. A colonoscopy would be the better test. If your tests thus far are normal but still have symptoms, I would see your doctor for further testing. Colonoscopy would be the best test as I stated before if all other tests were normal. ...Read more
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
Does colon cancer always cause anemia? My GI doc thinks i'm cancer free because the blood count is good.
Yes!: Most colon Cancers may not show up in or effect your stool till it is late and quite advanced(enough to narrow or block the lumen of the colon. If there is sufficient risk of colon cancer, then Colonoscopy is the best way to check for Colon Cancer provided the person is 50 years or older( this is the age to begin screening for Colon cancer in an asymptomatic person). ...Read more
What are some cancers that would present with a normal complete blood count? Would sclc and/or testicular cancer present with normal cbc?
Dark brown blood in urine. Dr thinks it is cancer. Bladder+kidneys are good and blood work is normal. No pain. Fatigue. What cancer can it be?
Husband has liver disease. AST, ALT blood work is normal. since these tests check for liver disease is it odd that the blood work is normal?
No, that's common: You list alcoholic hepatitis as a diagnosis. If Hubby has recovered from alcoholic hepatitis, then the AST and ALT will be normal again. There may be scarring (cirrhosis, even) but if he's sobered up, the enzymes will be normal anyway. Anybody can raise their enzymes by being drunk for a few days without actual liver disease worth diagnosis. Glad he's better; hope he thanks you. ...Read more
Waiting on colonoscopy, added higher fiber diet, difficult bowel movements, stool is normal width but stays together with thin core and test show microscopic blood, LLQ abdominal pain. Is stool with thin core holding everything together normal?
Yes.: Unfortunately there is no blood test generally available at this time to screen for early cancer. Routine lab studies will usually be normal. Your best option is to try to avoid cancer: No tobacco, stay on the slim side, lots of exercise, eat only organic produce and sharply reduce consumption of meat,chicken,dairy. For more information on diet: go to NutritionFacts.org ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Whats the chance of pancrtic cancer they call it mass called lymphadenopathy at small bowl. All blood work is normal tumor markers normal to I am 36 f?
Your question: Is rather disjointed perhaps because you are scared, but small bowel lymphadenopathy is not synonymous with pancreatic cancer which btw would be unusual at your age, mesenteric adenitis from a viral illness, non specific enteritis, or over-read of a ct scan is a little more common. Why don't you ask the doctor who ordered the ct scan on your behalf about the results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does a intestinal or colon cancer show in a blood test thru the WBC ? And if there is no bleeding is it possible to be cancer?
Blood found in endometrial canal after complaints of irregular bleeding. Colposcopy neg for endo cancer and blood work came back fine. What is this?
Colonoscopy done through stoma, there is a ulcerated mass sigmoid colon approximately 15 to 20 ct meter, there is light bleeding from colon ! Ok to delay surgery now?
Ulcerated stoma: hello. you have a colostomy stoma and the presumed reason for that is colon cancer.You are 74y and now present with ulceration and some bleeding. DELAY IS VERY UNWISE. This must be treated as if it were colon cancer, and surgically removed asap and histology to confirm either benign or malignant with appropriate follow up thanks ...Read more
Kidney cyst or tumor?, most likely? Too small 2 biopsy rt now, but blood work reported kidney not working so great & high potassium level in blood?
Difficult to say.: The best test for determining a cyst or tumor by imaging is a ct scan with contrast. If your kidney function is poor, this may not be possible since contrast can adversely affect the kidneys. Work with a urologist to determine the best type of imaging (ultrasound, mri, etc.) & a schedule to follow the mass over time. In the meantime, work to find ways to improve or stabilize your kidney function. ...Read more
Hi can an abdominal ultrasound check for colon cancer spread? And if its normal dies that mean ca is confined to colon?
Is the accuracy high for finding early pancreatic cancer with normal MRCP (not the Secretin-enhanced MRCP)?
Depends: The secretin-enhanced MRCP is a technique to help image the pancreatic duct. The MRCP is just one arrow in the quiver to diagnose hepato-biliary and pancreatic disease non-invasively; especially in the setting of painless jaundice. It can often direct the next step along the diagnostic process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Other than blood in stool I have all the symptoms of colon c.Gastro is doing stool samples then a flexible sigmoid.How can this diagnosis cancer?Thank you.
Derm said cancer is associated hsp vasculitis. Pcp did a check up on me with routine blood work and my kidneys, and liver function. Would cancer show?
Is these periodic check up enough or there are more analysis required?
Urine complete anal
Good Start: AT your age these are good routine tests. As you age I'm sure your PMD will order more that are age appropriate. ...Read more
Colicky/bloated pain ulq, can pinpoint it sometimes. Comes and goes. Loose stool x10 days, foul smelling. Some nausea. Abd xray, u/s normal. Blood work normal. Colon cancer? 25y f. No family history.
What are the odds of a 18 year old with all normal blood work and no family history having colon cancer? change in bm looser stool no other symptoms
Colon cancer RARE: 90% of colon cancer is in people 50 and up. The average age of a patient with colon cancer is 72. The odds of an adolescent having colon cancer is 0.31 in 1 000 000. You should discuss your many concerns about colon cancer with your doctor. A simple stool test may help reassure you. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Weight loss of 3 pounds since September.No diet or change.Worried about colon cancer as I have read unexplained weight loss can be a sign.I suffer from health anxiety. So my thoughts are racing.No thyroid problems.Blood work was normal in May 2017.
Anxiety focused on: health issues suggests a POSSIBLE phobia or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Continue to see your doctor and please see a mental health professional for diagnosis and treatment. Please don't use medication only. Therapy can be more long-lasting and empowering. Peace and good health. ...Read more
My blood work shows high mpv and low ferritin what could This be ? Can low ferritin be colon cancer? And high MPV I read can mean risk of stroke
Iron deficiency: Not to worry. At your age, unless it runs in the family, there is extremely low chance this is colon cancer. Likely what your tests say is that you just have a little iron deficiency. This is very common to see in young healthy females as a result of menstrual periods and not enough dietary iron intake. The elevated MPV is likely due to secondary effects of the iron deficiency. Keep your follow up ...Read more
Black little dots in stool. Would colon cancer stools be thin one day then be normal the next? I did have blood in stools for two days only last week
Not sure: I am assuming that you do not have a significant family history for colon cancer. Colon cancer can result in thin stools but i would think that they stay that way. Blood in the stool can indicate possible colon tumor(polyp) or cancer but it not very common for patients your age.I would reccomend that you see a dr. To find out the cause of your bleeding.Internal hemorrhiods could be a cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a blood test done at my doctor and everything was normal. He said this means I probably don't have Colon cancer. Could I still have colon cancer?
24 y/o male. Occasional flat or thin stools. But usually normal. No blood (that i know of). No real abd pain. Occasional constipation. Colon cancer?
Worried I might have colon cancer due to change of bowel habbit. My habbit return to normal for a few weeks then go of cycle then return back to normal. Never a persistent change. Been diagnosed with ibs after full blood test came back clear ?
19, male having diarrhea right after normal stool, watery, blood test fine, no blood or constipation, can it be colon cancer I'm scared!!!
Relax: Colon cancer doesn't behave this way and is very, very rare in 19 year olds. Diarrhea after a normal BM is not unusual and often depends on diet, anxiety, etc. If it persists, see your primary care provider for an evaluation. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had red blood, black stool 3 weeks ago for 3 days. Had hemiglobin and occult test 2 days ago and all normal. This does mean I have no colon cancer?
GI consult, EGD: Limited data available as reported. Colon cancer is rare at such an young age. Bright red blood usually from lower GI tract, or hemorrhoids, fissure etc. However black stoll is concerning for upper GI bleed. Need a GI/Gastroenterology evaluation, EGD/upper endoscopy, H Pylori testing, Upper GI series etc. contact PCP for GI referral. Go to a health tap doctor for a formal consult with more details ...Read more
I have been having thin stools on and off doctor ran cbc and everything was normal im very scared about colon cancer 18yr old male no blood or pain?
Diarrhea: colon cancers are not common at the age of 18. May be this is some infectious origin or issues with digestion. Some people even have lactose intolerance. What test did your doctor ran? If there is not infection or food poisoning, then look for the cause of diarrhea due to digestion problem. ...Read more
Chronic constipation for years while on levothyroxine 50mcg. 25 y/o f. Type #1 on bristol. Thyroid blood work says it's controlled. Diet stinks. Past 2 weeks diarrhea, no appetite. Colon cancer?
Unlikely: There are many reasons for constipation and for diarrhea. Typically colon cancer presents with bloody stools or no symptoms. It's also unlikely in young people which is why colonoscopy screenings are recommended after age 50, unless you have significant risk factors like family history or other certain medical problems. If you have diarrhea for >2 weeks, you should seek medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1 Morning stool test done.2-3 pus cells.SGOT 62,No blood.Blood test-mild eosinophilia.I have lipomas in my body.sonography normal.Colon cancer,lipoma?
Persistent painless lower belly bloat/pressure, stool sticks to bowl, normal color, no blood., split stream urine for years.Symptoms not progressing. Colon cancer? No fam history.37 yrs old.
Get checked: The lower belly pain is non-specific adn could be from many other causes including gas, constipation, irritable bowel syndrome or several other conditions including celiac disease. Sometimes, people can have blood in their stool but can't see it. I suggest evaluation by a gastroenterologist and he/she will determine whether you need a colonoscopy or other evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ct scan with contrast and blood work. All is good. I have brown pencil skinny stool with stomach pain. Should I worry about colon cancer?
31 yo RUQ pain x 8 mos. no weight loss- CT w contrast abdomen &pelvis normal- (GI tract WNL on CT) CMP, CBC, fecal occult blood normal- used to have constipation regularly now stools nml- pain in same spot all the time- could this be colon cancer?
None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding. ...Read more
Not sure: Depending on your treatment history and related health problems, this has a higher probability of being very serious. Please call your oncologist now or proceed to the ER (bring any advanced directives information with you). ...Read more
I just moved my bowels and it was really hard coming out I saw a streak of blood. Worried its colon cancer?
Probably not cancer: blood streaking on a hard bm is more likely related to the local trauma of passing stool. blood mixed inside stool is much more concerning. I would recommend a bowel program using a high fiber diet and a diet supplement like Benifiber 3-4 times a week. When stools are no longer hard, if you still see blood, or if there is a family history of colon cancer then you should have a colonoscopy ...Read more
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