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Lumpy Stools Caused By Colorectal Tumors
Arent there bile ducts in the liver so cant the liver with a tumor cause stools the become light ?
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Yes: Function of the colon is to reabsorb fluid entering the right sided colon from the terminal ileum. The small bowel absorbs nutrients taken by mouth. Liquid in the small bowel passes to colon where liquid is reabsorbed as it passes to the rectum as stool. Rt. colon Ca has liquid passing over it. When solid stool reaches an obstructing left colon tumor it liquefies to be able to pass. ...Read more
If one were to experience thin stool due to a colon tumor, could the stool return to normal or would it stay thin or keep getting thinner and thinner?
If somone has pencil thin stools due to colon tumor would obstruction relieve itself so that stool becomes thicker some other days?
I have chronic dry, hard stool and go 4-6d/wk that started 6 mo ago. Fiber&fluid only s/w help. How often is this the only sign of colorectal cancer?
Very rarely. The: whole point of most cancers, & many other diseases (such as arterial disease which ~50% of population has started by later childhood), is that there are no symptoms, the whole point of focusing on other indicators such as colonoscopies for colon cancer, BEFORE symptomatic. ...Read more
Important difference: Hemorrhoids are a benign disease, in other words a problem that for most people is not serious. They are like varicose veins. Symptoms are seeing blood in the stool from time to time. Cancer can produce the same symptoms but is a very different disease. In this problem cells that line the colon change into cancer cells. These cells grow and grow without control. This is brief i know. ...Read more
I have chronic dry, hard stool and go 4-6d/wk that started 6 mo ago. How often is this the only sign of colorectal cancer?
Cancer unlikely: First, you are very young. Colon cancer almost never occurs at this age. Second, this would not be a typical symptom at any age. I encourage a diet high in fruits and vegetables and that you drink plenty of fluids. If the problem persists, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have watery loose stools for over a month now. Could I have pancreatic tumor? I had a colonoscopy 2 years ago and was normal. I am 27.
Probably not: Pancreatic disorders may cause loose stool. They are not the most common cause. In the office, I would suggest a probiotic or yogurt daily as well as citrucel daily. You may also have a food allergy or sensitivity, consider keeping a food diary to track triggers. Medications frequently cause diarrhea- not sure you take any. Stool evaluation at your doctor's office may also help. ...Read more
Had tumor removed from sacrum 14 months ago. Pain is so severe since op, i'm regularly on oxycontin. Now i'm having loose stool with blood.
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