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I'm 25 years old and I have blood in my stool for the last 3-4 months, for the last month i had constipation and abdominal pain, can it be cancer?

I'm 25 years old and I have blood in my stool for the last 3-4 months, for the last month i had constipation and abdominal pain, can it be cancer?

Unlikely need tests: Cancer of colon is rare at 25 , but age is no exception , your symptoms warrants serious investigation, it could be a simple problem see your doctor after examination will order tests including colonoscopy , will treat you depending on findings, do not delay ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

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


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What are the signs of vaginal cancer? Is bloating of the abdomen a sign?

What are the signs of vaginal cancer? Is bloating of the abdomen a sign?

See below: Ulcer and or a mass in the vagina and abnormal vaginal bleeding are usual signs of vaginal cancer. Abdominal bloating is not likely, though bloating may be associated with ovarian lesions. See this site for more info on vaginal cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/vaginal-cancer/ds00812. ...Read more

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Hello docs, is abdominal swelling a sign of cancer?

Hello docs, is abdominal swelling a sign of cancer?

Not a specific one: Many disorders can cause abdominal swelling, including obesity, ascites - fluid in the belly, obstruction of intestine and tumor in the belly. By the time tumor in the abdomen causes swelling it is likely to be advanced. ...Read more

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I have difficult swallowing saliva only but no pain.Sometime upper abdomen heaviness and chest heaviness.Can this be sign of cancer?

I have difficult swallowing saliva only but no pain.Sometime upper abdomen heaviness and chest heaviness.Can this be sign of cancer?

Well...: Some of those symptoms can be seen in certain cancers but also can be due to many other conditions. At your age, i would say cancer is unlikely but you need to see a physician for a full evaluation. We cannot do that on health tap. Remember to avoid tobacco, limit alcohol intake, eat well, and exercise. Best to you. ...Read more

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Can crampy abdominal pains that feel like menstrual cramps be a sign of colon cancer?

Can crampy abdominal pains that feel like menstrual cramps be a sign of colon cancer?

It's possible: There are no early signs of colorectal cancer - which is why screening is so important. Signs of gastrointestinal bleeding and crampy abdominal pain can be signs of colorectal cancer. They can also be signs of menstrual cramps, irritable bowel syndrome and many other minor problems. It is unlikely that the cramps are a sign of colorectal cancer, but you should have them investigated! ...Read more

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Can an irregular period together with lower abdominal discomfort and pain which moves down the leg, be a sign of uterine cancer?

Can an irregular period together with lower abdominal discomfort and pain which moves down the leg, be a sign of uterine cancer?

Uterine Cancer: Uterine cancer would not cause those symptoms to occur. If you are having irregular menses i would have that checked out by a doctor. However, uterine cancer at 16 years of age would be very very rare. ...Read more

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What is the average age for abdominal cancer?

What is the average age for abdominal cancer?

No such thing: The abdomen is full of organs, most of which can develop cancer under different circumstances. You need to be more specific. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of cancer in the abdomen?

What are the symptoms of cancer in the abdomen?

Visceral problems: Masses related to cancer that appear in the abdomen have to be distinguished from lesions arising in retroperitoneum behind the abdominal content i.e. renal lesions or retroperitoneal sarcomas. In the abdomen the typical lesion is of stomach or bowel origin. Here one finds masses that grow, bleed and eventually obstruct bowel. When spread, the common site is to liver to cause jaundice. ...Read more

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I am concerned about cancer in abdomen. Multiple symptoms?

I am concerned about cancer in abdomen. Multiple symptoms?

Go see your doctor: If you have persistent symptoms, you should get an examination by your doctor. If he/she suspects a tumor a ct scan of the abdomen can easily show a tumor or lack of it. Other tests can guide hi/her to the diagnosis. But it takes all your detailed information for the doctor to make a diagnosis. ...Read more