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Does low back pain/constipation signify colon cancer.

Does low back pain/constipation signify colon cancer.

Colon cancer: Those 2 are nonspecific symptoms but weight loss, change in bowel habits, bleeding per rectum, hx of polyps, family hx of colon cancer or any combination of these things should warrant proper evaluation by a colonoscopy. ...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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Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Does colon cancer cause lower back pain?

Thanks for asking!: I agree plus many causes of low backache and colon cancer can do it too. ...Read more

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I have been having lower back pain, and pain in my right side.. along with narrow stools quite frequently. Could these be related? Colon Cancer?

I have been having lower back pain, and pain in my right side.. along with narrow stools quite frequently. Could these be related? Colon Cancer?

Um: Colon cancer could be but not the first thing to consider. You could have urinary issues, stones, infection, irritable bowel. I would see your doctor for a full history and physical. Good luck ...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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Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

Gassy and mild mid left back pain. Colon cancer likely? Could be other problems?

Mot colon Ca: The colon which is in the peritoneal cavity when developing a malignancy can induce pain when there is a partially obstructing lesion. The pain is intra abdominal. Back pain is usually related to a lesion in the retroperitoneum behing the peritoneal cavity or to pain arising in the lumbar muscles of the back. Duodenum which is retroperitoneal can occassional cause gassy and back pain complaints ...Read more

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Scared have colon cancer family history 60+. Yellow brown stool occasional gas. Left side back pain. Min. if not any stomach pain. Started 2 weeks ago?

Scared have colon cancer family history 60+. Yellow brown stool occasional gas. Left side back pain. Min. if not any stomach pain. Started 2 weeks ago?

Try not to worry: The symptoms you describe are not consistent with colon cancer. My recommendation is for you to develop a plan with your primary care doctor for screening for colon cancer. Based on current guidelines in a patient with your positive family history, I recommend having a screening colonoscopy at age 40, or possibly 35. However, if you have blood in your stools, you should have colonoscopy. B well ...Read more

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I have problem with bladder , colon and low back pain. When colon is full i can not urinate, and have back pain. What is the cause of all this?

I have problem with bladder , colon and low back pain. When colon is full i can not urinate, and have back pain. What is the cause of all this?

Constipation: Relationship between the muscles and nerves that control back & bladder functions and those that control bowel movements can cause this. Bladder and the colon are close together in the body. Large amounts of stool in the colon can put pressure on the bladder which can cause the bladder to not fill as much as it should, or cause the bladder to contract when the bladder is not supposed to contract. ...Read more

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Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?

Have chronic low back pain. No diagnosis. Hurts worse when gassy or have bowel movement. It's not colon issues. What else could this be?

Diagnostic injection: Most back pain is either discogenic or facetogenic. That is either from your disc or the joints in your lower back. A less common cause is the sacroiliac joint. An MRI is useful if not done. After MRI history and physical exam diagnostic X-ray guided blocks can give you a diagnosis and lead to specific treatment . ...Read more

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Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Anaemic, night sweats lower back pain losing weight. Ruled out TB and lymphoma. Possible colon problem?? Blood in stool only once but dark and runny

Need evaluation: anemia is most concerning but if you are menstruating may be fine. Would suggest good physical examination and possible GI evaluation ...Read more

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Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Could low back pain and leg ache be a symptom of kidney cancer?

Yes: There is the possibility that if there is a renal or kidney cancer or carcinoma present that it may spread and this type of cancer has a high likelihood of spread or metastasis to bone which can present as pain in the back and/ or leg as wrll as anywhere else with underlying bone that can be detected by imaging studies including: x-rays, mri, ct, bone scans and pet scans. ...Read more

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At 41, is it more likely to have prostatis or prostate cancer? I have the following symptoms: burn when urinating, low back pain, weak ejaculation

At 41, is it more likely to have prostatis or prostate cancer?  I have the following symptoms: burn when urinating, low back pain, weak ejaculation

Cancer unlikely.: The symptoms you describe are not likely to be prostate cancer. You should see your physician or urologist for an evaluation, where a detailed history, physical exam, and a urinalysis with culture can be performed. Once a diagnosis is made, follow the treatment recommendations carefully. If it is an infection, a prostate cancer risk assessment can be made after treatment is complete. ...Read more

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Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Is lower back pain a symptom of testicular cancer?

Possibly: Low back pain might be caused by testicular cancer in abdominal or pelvic lymph nodes, pelvic or lower abdomen back muscles, low lumbar vertebrae or if it were pushing on the nerves exiting the spine in the low back. The best was to evaluate this would be imaging of the low back, abdomen and pelvis with either ct scan or MRI scan or both. ...Read more

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Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Could lower back pain be a symptom of ovarian cancer?

Ovarian cancer: Most people do not have symptoms until advanced stages but if symptoms occur, they may include bloating, pain, early satiety (feeling full after a few bites) or change in urinary symptoms. So, yes back pain is a possible symptom. ...Read more

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I had a pap done waiting for results I have all symptoms of Cerv. Cancer woke up this morning with bad lower back pain in the spine need to worry?

I had a pap done waiting for results I have all symptoms of Cerv. Cancer woke up this morning with bad lower back pain in the spine need to worry?

No: Please wait for your result and don,t panic. If the back pain does not respond to regular over the counter medication,get it evaluated by a medical doctor ...Read more

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Sx:Low back pain, left sharp glute pain for 3 months. Worser in the morning or when sitting. Is this sciatica or some type of cancer ?

Sx:Low back pain, left sharp glute pain for 3 months. Worser in the morning or when sitting. Is this sciatica or some type of cancer ?

Neither: At age 23, neither is likely. Sciatica is due to compression of nerve in low back, usually causes pain down the leg. It's rare at your age. Injury to coccyx can cause your symptom, as can muscle and joint injury there. For previously undiagnosed cancer to present in this fashion in a young man would likewise be VERY rare. ...Read more

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Could my constipation, lower back pain be symptoms of bladder cancer ?

Not usually: Bowel symptoms and back pain would be unusual bladder cancer related symptoms. Blood in urine and/or painful voiding would be much more common. ...Read more

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Lower back pain with nausea No other symptoms I'm very scared of cancer and I can't see my doctor before 2 weeks ?

Lower back pain with nausea 
No other symptoms
I'm very scared of cancer and I can't see my doctor before 2 weeks ?

Take it easy: What you described is not a cause for concern for cancer.
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M/21. Non smoker. Suffer from anxiety. Been feeling short of breath lately. Have some low back pain off and on. Is this lung cancer? Very scared.

M/21. Non smoker. Suffer from anxiety.  Been feeling short of breath lately. Have some low back pain off and on. Is this lung cancer? Very scared.

Anxiety: At this time, you do not appear to describe symptoms of lung cancer. Keep up the good work of not smoking and visit your primary physician to address your specific situation. ...Read more

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I am having fertily issues atm would any of the test i will have show ovarian cancer? Has have low back pain indigestion on/off abdo tenderness+ weein

Need more info: Your symptoms are significant and warrant a visit to your OB/GYN now. A physical exam and maybe an ultrasound study are in order and would help answer your concerns. ...Read more

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Mid low back pain right of spine & right side of back, hip pain with right abd and pelvic pain knee gives out at times better when walking cancer?

Mid low back pain right of spine & right side of back, hip pain with right abd and pelvic pain knee gives out at times better when walking cancer?

Not cancer: It's not clear what your diagnosis is but you seem to be having a lot of different joint complaints. You need to see your physician have this evaluated. I can't be certain, because there are a lot of different Musculoskeletal issues this could be. It's unlike you to be cancer though but this is something you can discuss with your physician ...Read more

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Had low back pain for 3yrs now.Then,CT of ab/pelvis normal.Now, pain mostly at nt.I wake up every nt. once to pee.Does this sound like rectal cancer?

Had low back pain for 3yrs now.Then,CT of ab/pelvis normal.Now, pain mostly at nt.I wake up every nt. once to pee.Does this sound like rectal cancer?

Cancer not likely: Jessica, Cancer is a very uncommon cause for lower back pain. A normal CT Abdomen/Pelvis is some evidence against any cancer. Pain at night or while laying down is a cause for concern, but there are some very common reasons. Pregnancy or recent injuries could explain SI joint pain. Arthritis of the spine and Disc issues could also present at night. A spinal examination & evaluation is recommended. ...Read more

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Ct of kidneys, MRI and plain xray of lumb spine, all normal.Still have low back pain. On initial pl xray 2.4x2.1mm cyst was on rt ovary.Cld be cancer?

Ct of kidneys, MRI and plain xray of lumb spine, all normal.Still have low back pain. On initial pl xray 2.4x2.1mm cyst was on rt ovary.Cld be cancer?

Unlikely: Cancer is pretty low down the list of possibilities. The ovarian cyst is a common and normal finding and it is really unlikely that it has anything to do with your low back pain. Low back pain is a very nonspecific symptom with numerous causes, so it may take a while to figure it out. ...Read more

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4 mo. Pain on palpitation in llq near hip bone, kub series neg. Off&on trace blood&protein in urinetest.Low back pain 39, m CT appt. Cancer?

4 mo. Pain on palpitation in llq near hip bone, kub series neg. Off&on trace blood&protein in urinetest.Low back pain 39, m CT appt. Cancer?

Kidney problem: The top 2 items would be a kidney stone or a mass in the kidney that could account for your pain and trace blood. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Low Back Pain (Definition)

Low back pain is pain that occurs in the back above the buttock area and below the ribs. Low back pain can be sharp, dull, intermittent or constant. Pain can be at rest or associated with activity. Back pain can also be accompanied with pain that shoots or radiates down into the lower extremities or legs which is frequently ...Read more


Dr. James Lin
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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