Doctor insights on:
Soft Stool And Decreased Appetite Always A Sign Of 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
What are some possible causes of blood in stool, lack of appetite and stomach discomfort? I'm scared I have colon cancer
Blood in stool: GI symptoms. Please see your doc who may refer you to a GI doc or order an upper and lower scope. It MAY be anything from straining when having a BM to something more. It is very important that you follow up. Then you may catch this early and have peace of mind. Peace and good health. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Constipation followed by diarrhoea with dark coloured blood and mucous.. Is this a sign of crohns? Fatigue & in lots of pain around naval
Dark bloody stool: You should go to the ER today( preferably now) . You can lose a lot of blood in stool. Can be inflammatory bowel like Crohns( pain may be lower) or bowel obstruction, or superior mesenteric artery oocculsion( usually older individuals) gastritis/ ulcer, meckels diverticulum,, diverticulitis( usually left sided pain) . Go to ER today ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I don't know why im so fearful of colon cancer at my age of 22 I have a poor appetite but no other symptoms like weight loss or fever how common is the cancer in a 22 year old? Is lack of appetite a symptom of colon cancer?
Unusual: I had answered with the data on colon cancer to your question. From age 20-30 the percentage of people with colon cancer is a little over 1 %. Remember that most people of any age do not get colon cancer. At your age this is very low on the list of causes. Anxiety, thyroid disease, stress, bad diet are all much more likely. See your doc so that you can stop worrying and live life happily. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can a lack of insoluble fiber in diet for almost 8 months cause thin stools? And is a mushy but still formed stool considered loose or normal stool?
Blood in stool (good amount, but periodically occurs) and painful bowel movements often. Is this a serious issue or a lack of good diet? Uti history 2
Noticable change in stools,Foul smell accompanied with blood in stool and white mucus and infrequent bowel movements.what could this be at 24 yrs old?
Blood in stool: The combination of blood in the stool with accompanying mucus is possibly suggestive of some form of inflammation of the colon, or colitis. There are also other possibilities, but since it is such a big change in your normal stool appearance, I would recommend you see your doctor as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more
Constipation and difficulty passing stool. Strained. Mild anal soreness. Bright red blood and for 1st time toilet water pink. Is this sign of cancer??
Causes for yellow stool with an assortment of undigested food in it. Also very soft and unformed.
Change in bowels: The amount, color, frequency of stool varies with foods, speed of emptying of the GI tract, medications & supplements ingested, gut flora (unique for each individual), additives (like blood), subtractions (like absent bile), infection, inflammation, & other factors. If stool pattern has changed, is unusual for you, & the change persists, or is accompanied by other symptoms, see your doctor. ...Read more
25 yo female, no family history of colon cancer - bloating ulq, sometimes with pain. No blood in stools, changes in stools from constipation to softer stools. Gas, loss of appetite. Colon cancer?
What causes fatigue shortness of breath and lethargy immediately after bowel movement and lasts all day? Also have greasy looking stool that floats.
SOUNDS MORE GI: Greasy Float BM's sounds like Pancreatitis. There is insufficient data for me. Do you drink a large amount of alcohol? Do you have Diabetes? DM can make you tired all day & is high risk for Pancreatitis. Patients w Blood sugars >250 do suffer from exhaustion. Do you get 7 hrs of sleep each night? You should seek attn from a local MD &have standard Blood tests drawn for DM, Pancreats, malabsorbtn ...Read more
White stringy fluffy strands and red patches in stool. Pain in rectum, difficulty passing stool. Increased flatulence. Started accutane 1 wk ago, but GI problems for a at least a year. Concerned about the possibly of the accutane causing this- however I t
Probably not: If your symptoms were present before accutane - it's probably not the medicine. I would encourage you to see MD to rule out Chron's disease vs ulcerative colitis. Also if you have had anal sex may need specific STD testing. See MD soon - stool studies may be needed especially if having weight loss. http://www.medicinenet.com/colitis/article.htm ...Read more
I have soft stools (not quite diarrhea) & i'm passing little bits of it frequently throughout the day. No blotting and no increase in appetite. Help?
Soft stools: You are reporting a change in stool consistency. It is recommended that general population get a screening colonoscopy at age 50. In your case this may help in sorting out the different forms of colitis (colon inflammation) from irritable bowel syndrome. Response to medications including hormones, vitamins supplements, dietary changes may account for changes in stool consistency. ...Read more
Can fat hard stools + a mass for 1 year on sigmoid colon every morning be a sign of colon sigmoid cancer without having blood,fever,fatigue?
I still have a lack of appetite but no other symptoms I use to eat a lot cancer of the colon or stomach keep popping up?
Cancer fears: We understand that you're very worried about having cancer. I agree with others' suggestions to see your own doctor to check on your concerns. Once your physical health is clarified, please know that having cancer fears deserves care and treatment just as much. Your doctor can connect you w/psychiatrist & therapist to deal with these fears through certain talk therapies & medications as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Soft stool and decreased appetite after antibiotics
- Soft stool a sign of cancer
- Always have soft stool
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- I always have soft stool
- Why is my stool always soft?
- Is soft stool a sign of labor?
- Is soft stool a sign of pregnancy?
- Talk to a gastroenterologist online