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Pain In Hip And Leg With Colon Cancer
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
Well at your age?:
Listen, you are still young but all is possible. First however you need a good examination of your hip. Any pain when you move it? If nothing there than based on the clinical examination, severity of your pain, lab test, an abdominal ct, colonoscopy etc. Etc. Should be down\e. But first the hip is to be examined.
First go to a primary care doctor he may refer you to specialist if needed. ...Read more
Many father has colon cancer spread to the liver and now both legs are swollen with fluid to the hips. How to we relieve this fluid?
If I've been told there's a pretty good chance I have colon cancer would that be the reason when I go to the restroom that my legs always go numb?
Maybe: First off, if you've been told you probably have colon cancer, check it out right away, get treated. Numbness after going to the restroom suggests you are sitting in one position too long. This can occur if you have a partial blockage from a cancer which makes it hard to eliminate the feces. It could also be totally unrelated perhaps some spinal problem. As always, let your physician evaluate. ...Read more
What to do if I have history colon cancer stageii (3years out) now anemic low h&h low iron DVT sept 9 whole leg/hospital month?
Talk to your doctor: This question is best addressed by your doctor. ...Read more
Very complicated, 4th stage colon cancer metastized to liver. Legs and privates privates very swollen constipated x 7 days?
Edema?: The swelling you mention could be related to accumulation of fluid, which tends to collect in gravity-dependent parts of the body. If the liver starts to malfunction, our levels of serum proteins decrease, which leads to fluid leaving the bloodstream and entering other parts of the body, like the legs and such. If this is new, you need to be seen for some blood testing. ...Read more
Hi I have pain on my left hip betwwen hip bone and final rib. Is this associated to any colon cancer.
Less likely. Colon cancer commonly present with GI symptoms first if any.
Risk of colon cancer is determined by age, family history of colon cancer under age 50, personal history of colon cancer or polyps, and high risk genetic syndromes. Under age 50, the risk of colon cancer is relatively low unless with high risk features as above. However, if your pain persist, you should be evaluated. ...Read more
I'm 20yo, with no family history of colon cancer, for over a month, I feel like there is a little thing in my left side near my hip bone, is it cancer?
20yo, with no family history of colon cancer, have soft stool for nearly my whole life, lately feeling a light pressure my lift hip area, afraid it cancer?
Don't worry: Your concerns about the possibility of cancer are unfounded. Colon cancer usually presents in someone over age 50 with a change in bowel habits, decreased caliber of stools, detection of occult blood in the stool, or iron-deficiency anemia. Colon cancer doesn't usually present as some sort of pain. ...Read more
What are chances of colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy? Had 5mm polyp removed. Been having left lower quad and flank pain. Negative for infect
Very low: If the colonoscopy was done correctly, there is negligible risk of your developing colon cancer in 20 months. It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Chance of developing colon cancer 20 months after colonoscopy removal 5mm polyp removed. Having ct scan with and without contrast for left quad pain?
If the colonoscopy was done properly, you are very unlikely to have colon cancer 20 months after the procedure.
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It can sometimes: Unfortunately, ct scans are not very good at finding small polyps like a colonoscopy does. The scan will usually only pick up larger lesions. The endoscopy has an additional benefit of allowing small polyps to be biopsied or removed. Polyps tend to grow to become cancer, so they should be removed if possible. Ct scan, won't allow treatment at same time, and thus, is not as good a test for colon ca. ...Read more
I have lwr rt quad pn in abdomen and rt back flank. My back hurts most when laying down. I have a CT in 3 days. Fam hst of colon cancer dad & brot?
Many possibilities.: Right lower quadrant pain with radiation to the flank can be many different things. Possibilities include appendix inflammation, constipation, kidney infection, kidney tumor, colon tumor, etc. The imaging study will be very helpful. If the imaging study is inconclusive consider having a colonoscopy to be complete. Good luck. ...Read more
CT Scan Findings: Ct scan is not the best study to detect colon cancer or ulcers. Although a ct scan may show a large sized colon cancer, the sensitivity of this is greatly reduced without the administration of oral contrast. Ulcers are typically not seen on ct scan. The best diagnostic study for both of these would be an endoscopy and colonoscopy. ...Read more
On chemo for metastic colon cancer. Ct scan coming up - says Neck, thorax, abdomen and pelvis. Is neck usually scanned?
Yes: There are multiple sites where metastatic colon cancer can appear. While the liver and lung are the most common visceral sites other than lymph nodes in abdomen, spread can occur to the left supraclavicular fossa. Troisier sign is the finding of a hard and enlarged left supraclavicular neck node (Virchow's node). It is a sign of metastatic abdominal malignancy draining the thoracic duct. ...Read more
Can a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis detect ovarian, cervical, uterine and colon cancer? Can it also detect fibroid?
It is a great imagin: Ct scan is one of the best way to look inside the abdomen, showing images of all the solid organs (not hollow ones). So we can visualize the ovarian and uterine massess (like tumors, cysts, growths like fibroids).Yet we can not see small tumors in colon or even in the ovaries and uterus. So we end up using 2 different tests, adding ultrasound for uterus/ovay, barium to see inside the intestine/stomac. ...Read more
If colon cancer was causing pain RUQ wouldn't it be big enough to show on CT of abdomen and pelvis? 31 yo- fecal occult blood negative
Not likely colon Ca:
Classic colon cancer causes pain via colon obstruction, so in that case, CT would see it. But this would not be expected in a 31 yo w/ occult neg stool.
RUQ pain can be any number of causes in young adult. Need to know more history and clinical exam by a Dr. To advise work up.
Best screen for colon Ca is colonoscopy, but unless strong family history, may start around 50 yrs old. ...Read more
Pain abdomen, mostLy RUQ CT abdomen & pelvis- hida Abdom US, EGD, CBC, CMP, LDH, Lipase, Amalyse, stool all negative... Help! Can CT show colon cancer?
Usually not: Early stages of colon cancer often have no symptoms. Colon cancer has long developmental stages starting out as polyps and can take yrs to develop, hence screening colonoscopy is done every 10 yrs for normal folks. Polyps can be removed during colonoscopy. Advanced cancer can cause pain by obstructing bowel, spread to liver, bone, brain, lung etc. See doc regulalry. Good luck. ...Read more
Polyps.: Polyps (adenomas) are small, benign masses that can form within the colon. The life cycle of the mucus membranes of the colon becomes disrupted, either from genetic or environmental reasons, causing growth of polyps. If polyp growth continues abnormally, they have the potential to develop into an invasive lesion and become cancerous. ...Read more