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Is Farting A Symptom Of Colon Cancer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Depends: There are many causes of black tarry stool. The common issue is bleeding in the intestine. Bleeding may be due to ulcers in the stomach, or intestine. Oral iron intake may produce dark stool. Colon cancer is one of the causes of bleeding in the intestine. It would be prudent to see your doctor to determine the cause of dark stools, especially if it is due to bleeding in the intestine. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Not usually.: Anal leakage is not usually a sign of cancer. It is more likely to be due to a problem with the anal sphincter or to a problem with the consistency of the stool. If it persists, though, it is abnormal and should be evaluated by your doctor or a gastroenterologist. Good luck. ...Read more
Could be: Bleeding could be bright red or stools could be black, depending on site of bleeding. Rectal bleeding is abnormal. It should be investigated. At your age, colon cancer is unlikely unless you have ulcerative colitis or familial polyposis, but you should have it checked out, because there are other causes, some of them serious, that can cause rectal bleeding. ...Read more
Can be: It can be caused by variety of things- including cancer. Nobody knows for sure unless you go to see your doctor and have it checked. One thing is for sure, however, that you would need to have a trip to go to see your gastroenterologist for a GI work-up ( colonoscopy and +/- an endoscopy if warranted. ). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not necessarily: Air bubbles when urinating implies a connection between the bladder and the colon (colovesical fistula), often seen with diverticular disease, and with advanced colon cancer. If there is a lot of bubbles in the bowl following urination, it may be normal, or may suggest increased amount of protein being voided. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Im only 22 years old with no colon cancer symptoms except lack of appetite is that really a specific symptom of colon cancer?
Colon Polyp: A polyp in the colon is not a disease. A polyp is a growth on the surface of the lining of the colon. Some can lead to cancer and some are benign. They usually do not cause symptoms unless they get big. They are removed at colonoscopy to make sure they are not pre-cancerous. You are more likely to get them if you eat fatty foods, smoke, drink alcohol, don't exercise, or obese. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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