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Is it possible to have a tumor in rectum with no bleeding and at what point would they change.

Is it possible to have a tumor in rectum with no bleeding and at what point would they change.

Rectal tumor: Yes, many rectal cancers produce no symptoms and are discovered during digital or proctoscopic screening examinations. Occult bleeding is detected via a fecal occult blood test (fobt) in 26% of all cases. Bleeding could start when any blood vessel is damaged in or around the rectum. ...Read more

Neoplasms (Definition)

"tumor" literally translates as "mass", so even a fresh bruise could be called a "tumor". Doctors use the term "neoplasm" (tranlates literally as new growth) to describe tumors that are abnormal growths of cells. These may be benign or malignant; "malignant" = cancer. In everyday usage, we use "tumor" ...Read more


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What causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

What causes fibroid tumor which includes a prolased uterusbladder and rectum?

Dumb luck: Maybe a quarter of women of reproductive age have fibroids in the uterus that cause more or less trouble. There are a variety of ways to handle these nowadays, some letting you keep your uterus if that is your desire. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a pelvic CT scan to not detect a tumor in the rectum? How likely is that?

Diagnosing rectal ca: Some symptoms may be due to benign conditions and are not necessarily cancer. Pelvic ct scans are routinely used to detect rectal cancers, but small cancers may escape detection. A qualified physician should perform a physical exam and order additional tests, usually a combination of scans, blood tests (including tumor markers), plus colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Is it possible a pelvic CT scan could miss a small tumor in rectum? Gi felt a fullness is left rectum but only tilted pelvis was seen on CT scan.

Is it possible a pelvic CT scan could miss a small tumor in rectum? Gi felt a fullness is left rectum but only tilted pelvis was seen on CT scan.

Can miss: A pelvic CT scan is designed to define structures in the abdomen pelvis such as the small bowel and colon but not to define their content within the lumen of the bowel. As such when such a luminal (phenobarbital) lesion is noted it is large and bulges within the bowel to distort the structure of that segment of bowel. Small intraluminal (phenobarbital) lesions are easily missed and require colonoscopy to be recognized. ...Read more

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Does a CT scan reveal blockage or tumors of the colorectal, would a digital rectum exam reveal what is not seen on CT or labs?

Does a CT scan reveal blockage or tumors  of the colorectal, would a digital rectum exam reveal what is not seen on CT or labs?

Sometimes: Sometimes for both questions. Ct is not the best test for colon ca, but if it is advanced enough to cause a blockage, it is more likely to show it. Digital rectal exam is only food for things the finger can reach. If it can't reach it, it won't detect it. ...Read more

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What symptoms are common in a tumor?

What symptoms are common in a tumor?

Depends: A tumor is just a fancy way to say "lump". There are benign and malignant (cancerous) tumors and the symptoms they cause depend on the location and the particular organ affected. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

What are the symptoms of a fatty tumor?

It depends on...: ...What it is pushing up against. Fatty tumors, or lipomas, are benign lumps which typically develop in the fatty layer just under the skin; occasionally, they develop deeper, at the muscle layer. Symptoms are usually secondary to what the tumor is pushing up against, and are usually mild-to-minimal. Most people request excision due to cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more