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Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

Sigmoid colon cancer removed surgically. After 10 days ultrasound impression is ' subacute small bowel intestinal obstruction and mild intraperitoneal free fluid collection. Is this common?

No, not common: Bowel obstruction can occur due to post op adhesions(uncommon) or tumor left behind(this will happen if the cancer was advanced/late stage. Your doctor will have to sort out which of these two possibilities apply to your case. ...Read more

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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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Family history of colon cancer have had two small bowel movements while sleeping what could be causing this ?

Family history of colon cancer have had two small bowel movements while sleeping what could be causing this ?

Incontinence: Bowel incontinence is not a specific sign of cancer. Needs a physical exinatuon with a doctor. Weakened sphincter muscles can come from trauma or prior pregnancy with episiotomy. Also could be rectocele & could also consider seeing a gynecologist for an examination. ...Read more

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Bowel issues for 5 days. urge to go,then gas happens with a few squirts of yellowish brown diareah . Mucousy look wiping. sound like colon cancer?

Bowel issues for 5 days. urge to go,then gas happens with a few squirts of yellowish brown diareah . Mucousy look wiping. sound like colon cancer?

Likely infection: presence of this type of diarrhea reminiscent of c.difficile infection. The normal microbiome of the colon protects against many forms of inflammation by inducing Fox P3 regulatory cells than minimize inflammation and prevents various forms and degrees of colitis from appearing. Should such inflammation appear mucousy yellowish diarrhea can be seen. Colonoscopy if not performed may be indicated ...Read more

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Everytime I use the restroom I have a bowel movement after. It's mixed with stools & liquid. I also lot of gas Should I be concerned for colon Cancer?

Everytime I use the restroom I have a bowel movement after. It's mixed with stools & liquid. I  also lot of gas Should I be concerned for colon Cancer?

Not cancer!: what do you mean about mixed with stool and water. Is the water loose stool or urine . And the urine is it coming out from the rectum or it coming out as usual from urethra and get mixed with the stool. Your concern is that every time you are going to the bathroom to pee you end up having a bowel movement?.I am not really sure what is your concern . Either way cancer is not a problem ...Read more

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I'm 23 yr old having stomach pain, gas, inflammation, and bowel problems. My grandmother had colon cancer. Can i test for cancer this early?

I'm 23 yr old having stomach pain, gas, inflammation, and bowel problems. My grandmother had colon cancer. Can i test for cancer this early?

Probably not...: At 23, you should pay attention to what and how to eat a healthy foods such as those with less sugar, fat, and salt, with more vegetables and fruits, with less junky foods, with more nuts, beans, etc. Besides more exercise, better sleep, and no overindulgence and obsession for everything we do in life, will help live a long happy life. As to concern for family history of colon cancer, ask doctor. ...Read more

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Yest. I moved my bowels it was really hard. Today when I relieved gas saw blood in tp. 42 no Hist of Colon Cancer. Just because of stool hard?

Yest. I moved my bowels it was really hard. Today when I relieved gas saw blood in tp. 42 no Hist of Colon Cancer. Just because of stool hard?

See your MD: 42 year old gentleman with blood in his stool. You need to see your MD for a full evaluation. It is never normal to see blood in your stool. Good luck. ...Read more

Intestine (Definition)

The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more


Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colon Cancer (Definition)

Final few yards of your intestine, between the terminal ileum (small bowell) and rectum. It squeezes water and solidifies waste to stool. It is subject to outpouching (divertics) polyps, and these can become cancers. The cells are abnormal, invade into the muscle and travel ...Read more