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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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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

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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. JAYENDRA SHAH
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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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Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
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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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Dr. Vikram Patel
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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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Dr. Myron Arlen
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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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Dr. Sameer Gupta
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Change in bowel habbits/back pain/constipation could it be colon cancer? I also had much anxiety too

Change in bowel habbits/back pain/constipation could it be colon cancer? I also had much anxiety too

Please get evaluated: Specially if you are concerned and there is family history or other clinical signs. ...Read more

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Dr. Soofia Khan
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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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Dr. Gray Barrow
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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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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Rectal bleeding accompanied by abdominal pain and low back pain. I went to the dr last week with a pain in my back in which i thought was a kidney infection. It turns out that i was plugged from stomach to rectum. I did a colon cleansing but am still h

IF you were: Severely constipated and passing hard stool the bleeding could be due to hemorrhoid inflammation. However, i would be just as concerned about why you got so severely backed up. You need to get thoroughly evacuated and probably should have a colonoscopy if you haven't had one recently. ...Read more

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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more


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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


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