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Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?

Is constant diarrhea or constipation a symptom of colon cancer or IBS. What is one alarming sign of colon cancer. Thanks?

Cancer is rare...: These are not typical presenting symptoms of colorectal cancer but could be seen in cancer patients in some cases. On the other hand these ARE common IBS symptoms. An easy way to reassure yourself is see a surgeon or GI doc who will be able to examen you and do some tests including a colonoscopy which. They can set your mind to rest. Feel better soon ...Read more

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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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Is severe cramping a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is severe cramping a sign of ovarian cancer?

most of the time: In the initial stages ovarian cancers will not have any symptoms, rare occasions possible to have ' severe craping ' but this is not usual presenting symptoms .Regular examination by your gynecologist is important for early diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is intestinal obstruction a symptom of colon cancer?

Is intestinal obstruction a symptom of colon cancer?

All too often: It is not uncommon for colon cancers to not cause symptoms until they reach a size sufficient to block the lumen of the colon; at this point, people will typically present with cramping abdominal pain, severe bloating, and vomiting. These findings often indicate an advanced cancer that may require emergency surgery (+/-stent). The goal of screening is to find cancers before any symptoms develop. ...Read more

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Is a shallow cough a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Is a shallow cough a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Very unlikely: A shallow cough has many more likely causes than ovarian cancer. The most common symptom of ovarian cancer is increased abdominal fullness, and unfortunately it is a late sign. ...Read more

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Is constipation a sign of ovarian cyst?

Is constipation a sign of ovarian cyst?

Let me explain: Those are the effect of the ovrian cyst on the bowels. Pain during bowel movements or pressure on your bowels fullness or heaviness in your abdomen pressure on your rectum or bladder that causes a need to urinate more frequently or difficulty emptying your bladder completel. ...Read more

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Can chronic vomiting be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Can chronic vomiting be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Many causes: Sorry to hear you are having this trouble. There are many reasons for chronic vomiting including ovarian cancer, this should be evaluated by a physician to determine the cause of your vomiting. ...Read more

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What is 49cc ovarian volume? Is this a sign of cancer

What is 49cc ovarian volume? Is this a sign of cancer

Not necessarily: This is just the size of the ovary and this is an estimate given the ultrasound just like people different sizes so our different organs i would worry too much about it would also look at shape and consistency and other features please consult with your doctor from more accurate description but it doesn't sound like anything wrong. ...Read more

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Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Is weight loss a common symptom of colon cancer?

Maybe: It can be a symptom but there are many other reasons for weight loss. A thorough evaluation should be done by a qualified physician to determine the cause of the weight loss. ...Read more

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Is bad ovulation pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

Is bad ovulation pain a sign of ovarian cancer?

No: Symptoms of ovarian cancer are non-specific and pain would be a late symptom. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/ovarian-cancer/ds00293. ...Read more

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Is fatigue a symptom of lung cancer?

Is fatigue a symptom of lung cancer?

Yes: Yes, it can be. The following link lists some of the symptoms. http://goo.gl/vvhhy. ...Read more

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Is back pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Is back pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Cancer pain: Usually not. Cancers are usually painless until they press on surrounding organs or nerves. Other symptoms for colon cancer should be observed, such as blood in stool. If there is any doubt, please see your internist or a GI specialist for a checkup, especially if you have a higher risk for cancer. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a symptom of cancer?

Is dizziness a symptom of cancer?

Rarely: Dizziness is caused by many things. The most common causes are vertigo, medicine side effects, dehydration, and changes in the blood pressure or heart rhythm. Cancer is rarely a cause of dizziness. Dizziness can be a disabling and important symptom. Although it may not be caused by cancer, it's worth a check up if it is bothering you. ...Read more

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What is a common manifestation of colon cancer?

What is a common manifestation of colon cancer?

Rectal bleeding: Rectal bleeding and or abdominal pain are common symtoms but most early colon cancers are asymptomatic. So the best way to check for colon cancer is to do screening tests to check the inside of the colon by means of colonoscopy or a barium enema study. ...Read more

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Is constipation a normal symptom for bladder cancer?

Is constipation a normal symptom for bladder cancer?

Could be: If radiation is part of the treatment protocol this can effect motility of colon exposed to the radiation. Some chemo drugs also affect motility. Ask your oncologist. ...Read more

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Can amenorrhea be a main symptom of ovary cancer?

Can amenorrhea be a main symptom of ovary cancer?

Not likely: Ovarian cancer does not have specific symptoms. Please consult this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ovarian-cancer/basics/symptoms/con-20028096 ...Read more

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Is intestinal obstruction an early symptom of colon cancer?

Is intestinal obstruction an early symptom of colon cancer?

No: This is more commonly a late symptom of colon cancer. It is almost impossible to obstruct for right sided colon cancer. Intestinal obstruction can presnet with a changes in bowel habits or constipation. ...Read more

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Is pain a sign of cancer?

Yes/No: Some cancers present with pain depending on the organ/ location, and if there is any involvement of nerve roots or nerve plexus. On the other hand, many tumors do not presents with pain. ...Read more

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Is vomiting a symptom of cll?

Is vomiting a symptom of cll?

Not usually: Cll is often a disease without symptoms. Most people are diagnosed with an elevated blood count. Nausea can be seen when the disease is very advanced. If a patient with cll has vomiting they need a complete revaluation. ...Read more

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Loose Stools (Definition)

Loose stools is a symptom in which a person's stool (poop) does not hold its shape after it goes into the toilet. Instead of remaining a shaped piece of poop, the poop spreads out in the toilet bowl water. Very loose stool is called diarrhea. Loose stool can be caused by infections, certain foods or drinks, ...Read more


Dr. Oscar Novick
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Diarrhea (Definition)

Diarrhea = increased frequency of stools which ...Read more