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Doctor insights on: Lumpy Stools Caused By Colorectal Tumors

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Dr. Keith Monson
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Proctology (Definition)

Proctologists are physicians who have specialized knowledge to diagnose and surgically treat disorders affecting the colon, rectum, and anus. Such disorders may include hemorrhoids, colorectal ...Read more


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Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

Is this true as stated by health tap doc- right sided bowel tumors don't cause loose stools?

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

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If somone has pencil thin stools due to colon tumor would obstruction relieve itself so that stool becomes thicker some other days?

If somone has pencil thin stools due to colon tumor would obstruction relieve itself so that stool becomes thicker  some other  days?

Not likely: In an untreated patient with colon cancer the partial obstruction would not relieve itself. The stools would become progressively thinner until the patient would not be able to have a bowel movement at all. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have blood in your stool, but not have colorectal cancer?

Is it possible to have blood in your stool, but not have colorectal cancer?

Yes: The most common causes of rectal bleeding are diverticular disease, arteriovenous malformations of the colon, and hemorrhoids. The bleeding caused by colorectal cancer is typically not significant enough to be seen by the naked eye. ...Read more

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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?

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

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What is the difference between colorectal cancer/tumor or internal hemorrhoids?

What is the difference between colorectal cancer/tumor or internal hemorrhoids?

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

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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?

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 more

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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.

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

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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.

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.

See your doctor: These symptoms are concerning. It is not clear why you are having bloody bowel movements based on your history. You should inform your doctor about these symptoms and see what workup he recommends. ...Read more

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Dr. Ira Katz
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Colorectal (Definition)

The term refers to colin(large intestine ) and rectum: colorectal surgeon for example does surgical procedures ...Read more


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