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Is foul smelling stool from colon cancer?

Is foul smelling stool from colon cancer?

Probably not, but...: There can be many reasons for changes in the odor of stool. Diet and medications are just a few. If there is a change that seems to persist for longer than a week or two, see your doctor for a discussion. ...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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Does toilet paper cause colon cancer?

Does toilet paper cause colon cancer?

Toilet paper Ca?: Never heard this one before. What kind of crap are you reading? I recommend using uptodate.com for medical information and nothing else. Beware of becoming a cyberchrondriac. ...Read more

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Red blood, mucus stool.Dr did rectal exam found lg.Rubber textured growth.Scheduled colonoscopy.Other than cancer what could it be?45yr, female.Thanks

Red blood, mucus stool.Dr did rectal exam found lg.Rubber textured growth.Scheduled colonoscopy.Other than cancer what could it be?45yr, female.Thanks

Benign polyp?: A rubbery growth could be a cancer but could also be a benign polyp that has not become a cancer yet. At colonoscopy the growth might be able to be removed or might be judges too large to remove safely but pieces (biopsies) will be obtained to tell what it is. The video image is usually very accurate for an experienced endoscopist. ...Read more

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What causes mucas stools. Anal discharge?

What causes mucas stools. Anal discharge?

Mucous: Diarrhea and mucous in stool could point to certain infections, maldigestions, or infalmmatory disorders. What other symptoms do you have? Is it isolated? Is it mixed with blood sometimes? Any abdominal pain? These questions and several others would narrow the diagnosis.. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer always make your stools bloody?

Does colon cancer always make your stools bloody?

Maybe: If having bleeding you should be checked for colon cancer or other problems that can cause bleeding. However you could have colon cancer without any visible signs of bleeding. If you are hi risk, get screened! ...Read more

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Do all rectal/colon cancer have bloody or black stool?

Do all rectal/colon cancer have bloody or black stool?

No. Microscopic poss: Not all colon cancers cause changes to stool that u can see w/ your eye. Some polyps (pre-cancerous lesions) cause MICROscopic blood in the stool that only sensitive lab tests can pick up. Bright red stool is thought 2 b from rectum, maroon red stool from intestine, & dark / black stool (melena) from stomach; however, it depends on how brisk bleeding is. Slow bleeds may not discolor stool at all. ...Read more

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Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. abdominal pain. could it be colon cancer? Im 18 years old. (No cancer in family)

Pencil Thin stools. Very little amount of bright red rectal bleeding. abdominal pain. could it be colon cancer? Im 18 years old. (No cancer in family)

You need an exam: although it would be rare in someone your age to have colon cancer, especially without a family history, you should definitely be seen and examined by a qualified colorectal surgeon or GI... if you are also having sharp anal pain with BMs you might have something simple like an anal fissure, which can also cause bleeding and (occasionally) pencil thin stools. ...Read more

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Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool rectal bleeding and alternating constipation and loose stool. Is it cancer?

Blood in stool: Suspicious but your age is in your favor unless a strong family history of colon or breast cancer. Likely another cause. I would see your PCP. ...Read more

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Can watery stool mean I have colon cancer?

Can watery stool mean I have colon cancer?

Unlikely: It would be very, very unlikely at the age of 16 to have colon cancer. Watery stools would most likely be related to a viral illness that should last no more than 5-7 days. ...Read more

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Extreme anemia, pale stool with mucus always diaherra that's thin . Pelvic pain . When passing normal stool it's hard and i bleed.. Colon cancer?

Extreme anemia, pale stool with mucus always diaherra that's thin . Pelvic pain . When passing normal stool it's hard and i bleed.. Colon cancer?

Not likely: It is very unlikely that you have colon cancer. But if you have anemia and bleed on passing stool, you must see your doctor for an evaluation. It may be as simple as taking a fiber laxative to soften the stool and taking iron supplement to correct iron deficiency. However, that can only be determined after examining you and it has to be done in person by your doctor. ...Read more

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Does a little bit of bloody mucus mean rectal or colon cancer?

Does a little bit of bloody mucus mean rectal or colon cancer?

Blood needs check-up: Bleeding from the GI tract (whether identified via mouth or rectum, whether visible in stool or found on fecal occult blood test) is never normal. Even "a little bit" of bleeding deserves evaluation to identify source. For most patients, however bleeding as you describe does not mean cancer, but rather inflammation, broken blood vessels, diverticulosis, infection, ischemia, fissures, hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Do narrow stools always indicate colon cancer?

Do narrow stools always indicate colon cancer?

No: More commonly due to spasm in lower colon. However, sudden change in stool caliber, "pencil thin" stools, cramps, bleeding, nausea, weight loss need evaluation. Ongoing symptoms need evaluation. At the least, this should involve a doctor visit, perhaps other tests. ...Read more

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Does colon cancer cause painful bowel movements?

Does colon cancer cause painful bowel movements?

Can if: It is a rectal cancer usually. Actual colon cancers may cause a change in your bowel movement with no pain unless the pain is from constipation or diarrhea due to the tumor. But rectal cancers or anal cancers can indeed cause pain during and after the evacuation. ...Read more

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Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Diet: The appearance of feces varies according to diet, your level of hydration, your gut's microbial flora, medications, and your bodies own makeup. Colin cancer is rare in an 18 year old. It may cause blood to appear in the stool but often just small amounts that is not visible, and requires a chemical test. Cancer does not typically cause diarrhea except for a rare form called villous adenoma. ...Read more

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Does constipation and/or holding poop in(while at work) increase one's risk of colon/rectal cancer or bowel cancer?

Does constipation and/or holding poop in(while at work) increase one's risk of colon/rectal cancer or bowel cancer?

Not likely: To avoid constipation, you should increase your intake of fiber foods. Alternatively you could take a fiber laxative like Metamucil. Drink enough water so that your urine is colorless. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

21yr old male, could this be colon cancer?Blood on stool,Rectal bleeding(bright red/darker at times,) painful bowel movement, big & hard stool, etc.

Chronic constipation: Chronic constipation can lead to hemorroidal bleeding and fecal impaction Once the stool is hard and large, medications are generally not effective initially. Treatment consists of preventing constipation through diet, bowel retraining and stool softeners. To get things moving at the beginning of treatment, Fleets enema may be necessary. Without a strong family history, cancer would be uncommon. ...Read more

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Im 22 with minor anal leakage after bowel movement with anal itching is anal leakage sign of colon cancer?

Im 22 with minor anal leakage after bowel movement with anal itching is anal leakage sign of colon cancer?

Doubtful: Although rectal/anal cancer can have some leakage issues, it's unlikely at your age. More common would be hemorrhoids causing leakage. Either way, you should see your physician. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Rectal Cancer (Definition)

Growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation, in this case it occurs in the cells that ...Read more


Bowel Movement (Definition)

Expulsion of fecal material, food residue and bactrial residue, ...Read more