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Are smelly farts a symptom of colon cancer?

Are smelly farts a symptom of colon cancer?

Unlikely: Unlikely. Here is a good overview on symptoms to look for related to colon cancer

http://www. Cancer. Net/cancer-types/colorectal-cancer/symptoms-and-signs. ...Read more

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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Is farting every 5 minutes a sign of colon cancer?

Is farting every 5 minutes a sign of colon cancer?

No: Passing gas is not a sign of cancer. The most common signs of cancer are bleeding, weight loss, change in bowel habits, and pain. ...Read more

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Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs. Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks. Symptoms are chronic diarreah. Pain. Gas. Weight loss which I gain back.

Sure I have colon cancer but dr says likely ibs. Having colonoscopy in 3 weeks. Symptoms are chronic diarreah. Pain. Gas. Weight loss which I gain back.

Patience: I hope you are wrong and there is no cancer but even if so, 3 weeks would not affect the outcome. I know waiting can be hard but try to gather all your optimism during the waiting period. Again, I truly hope there is no cancer there. ...Read more

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I've been having long sometimes smelly flatulence problems since yesterday and it won't go away. Could this mean I have colon cancer? 19 year old/Male

I've been having long sometimes smelly flatulence problems since yesterday and it won't go away. Could this mean I have colon cancer? 19 year old/Male

Common causes first: This might be a sign of a transient food intolerance, with such a short history.
Early stage of stomach flu/gastroenteritis can present like this.
If symptoms continue with diarrhea, blood in stools, poor appetite and severe colicky abdominal pain for more than a week, you need to have it assessed.
Family history of such illness is useful history. ...Read more

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Is excessive gas associated with colon cancer?

Is excessive gas associated with colon cancer?

Late symptom: As a sign of colon cancer, gas and bloating are late symptoms. An obstruction caused by a tumor could lead to bloating and the trapping of gas within the colon. If you have a family history of colon cancer, genetic polyp disorders or are concerned about your risk of colon cancer, talk to your doctor about scheduling a colon cancer screening exam. ...Read more

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I have gas. I'm also 19, if this will affect anything, could I have colon cancer?

I have gas. I'm also 19, if this will affect anything, could I have colon cancer?

Unlikely: It you are 19 and have gas, it is not a typical symptom of cancer. You are unlikely to have colon cancer unless you have strong family history or other alarm features (blood per rectum, weight loss, anemia, etc) ...Read more

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53 with constipation bloating and gas. Os this colon cancer.

Maybe: A physician office visit and appropriate studies will settle this. Hopefully and most likely it's something simpler (has your thyroid been checked?) but you'll need to do this. Good luck. ...Read more

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23. F No cancer history. Since 2 days inconsistency in BM. I go once a day but find hard to release. Lil narrow stools. Got gas. No blood Colon cancer?

Unlikely: A diagnosis of cancer of the intestines at 23 yr of age is very unusual. If you are constipated and there is larger piece of stool blocking passage of stool, this may cause thinner stools. Try to have more fiber in your diet and stay hydrated. ...Read more

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26 year old. Recent bout if constipation. Bm returning to normal. Intermittent pressure in rectum kinda of like gas. Colon cancer? Prostate? Mild hem?

26 year old. Recent bout if constipation. Bm returning to normal. Intermittent pressure in rectum kinda of like gas. Colon cancer? Prostate? Mild hem?

Constipation: Common things being common, you are unlikely to have colon cancer or prostate issues at your age. Constipation is another issue, and I suspect you've still got it. Retained hard stool in your rectum may be causing your symptoms, or a hemorrhoid caused by straining. Try a laxative, lots of water, and adding more fiber to your diet. ...Read more

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Diarrhea constipation gas swollen stomach = colon cancer?

Diarrhea constipation gas swollen stomach = colon cancer?

Not always.: Although change in bowel habits is a strong indicator of colon cancer, it can signify other things as well, like irritable bowel syndrome, or gallbladder issue, i.e. Stones. Your'e young for colon cancer, and gallbladder issues. So it is likely that the source of this lies elsewhere, like your diet. You should see your doctor for tests like occult blood test, etc to be sure and for diet help. ...Read more

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Yest. I moved my bowels it was really hard. Today when I relieved gas saw blood in tp. 42 no Hist of Colon Cancer. Just because of stool hard?

Yest. I moved my bowels it was really hard. Today when I relieved gas saw blood in tp. 42 no Hist of Colon Cancer. Just because of stool hard?

See your MD: 42 year old gentleman with blood in his stool.
You need to see your MD for a full evaluation. It is never normal to see blood in your stool. Good luck. ...Read more

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26 male. Have had recent bout of constipation. Poo returning to normal but intermittent pressure in anus. Almost like gas. Colon cancer? Prostate?

26 male. Have had recent bout of constipation. Poo returning to normal but intermittent pressure in anus. Almost like gas. Colon cancer? Prostate?

Constipation: Common things being common, you are unlikely to have colon cancer or prostate issues at your age. Constipation is another issue, and I suspect you've still got it. Retained hard stool in your rectum may be causing your symptoms, or a hemorrhoid caused by straining. Try a laxative, lots of water, and adding more fiber to your diet. ...Read more

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Bowel issues for 5 days. Urge to go, then gas happens with a few squirts of yellowish brown diareah. Mucousy look wiping. Sound like colon cancer?

Bowel issues for 5 days. Urge to go, then gas happens with a few squirts of yellowish brown diareah. Mucousy look wiping. Sound like colon cancer?

Likely infection: Presence of this type of diarrhea reminiscent of c.difficile infection. The normal microbiome of the colon protects against many forms of inflammation by inducing Fox P3 regulatory cells than minimize inflammation and prevents various forms and degrees of colitis from appearing. Should such inflammation appear mucousy yellowish diarrhea can be seen. Colonoscopy if not performed may be indicated ...Read more

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28 yrs old, male. Do narrow stools always indicate colon cancer or are there other reasons? No blood in stool. Bloating and gas.

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

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23 y.o AA no family history of colon cancer. Currently suffering from severe constipation, thinner stools, gas that I can pass but no blood or sicknes?

23 y.o AA no family history of colon cancer. Currently suffering from severe constipation, thinner stools, gas that I can pass but no blood or sicknes?

Get checked: These re non specific symptoms. This may be as simple as needing more fiber and water. I would recommended seeing a physician to consider a colonoscopy. In the mean time add fiber to the diet 20-30 grams per day and drink more water. Also add probiotics in the form of yogurt twice a day. Www. Drlugo. Com ...Read more

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I have ibs. But lately very smelly gas and very smelly dark diarrhea. Mother found out she had colon cancer at 35.Why so stinky? No change in diet.

I have ibs. But lately very smelly gas and very smelly dark diarrhea. Mother found out she had colon cancer at 35.Why so stinky? No change in diet.

You need to see doc: You are 47, having malodorous, bark stool which may suggest bleeding (melena--which can be quite foul) and needs to be checked. You also have a family history of colon cancer--a big concern. So, don't delay. Contact doc for eval as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Gary Pess
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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


Dr. Chad Levitt
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Colonic (Definition)

This is a combining term referring to some condition, treatment or disease of the colon. Such as colonic enema, colonic ...Read more