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Sticky Poop Rectal Cancer
Cancer by definition is the growth in size and number in an unregulated manner of a cell line that has developed a mutation. The mutation is passed through the offspring which accumulate more and more mutations. The defining factor is that the cells act immortal as compared to normal cells that have a programmed lifespan. In the rectum this can occur in the cells that ...Read more
I've been pooping bloody mucous 4-8 times a day going on close to 3 weeks now. I have a colonoscopy scheduled. My dad had stage 2 rectal cancer.
Rectal bump: A perianal bump in as young person is hard to determine, particularly since it has self resolved. Could you have had a boil? was it a blister? Young person, if you are not bleeding , no pain, bump is resolved, healthy. Ia will not worry. Should it recur please see your physician. ...Read more
Can you provide an exhaustive list of all possible causes of crescent-shaped thin stool (excl. Rectal cancer b/c i just had lar a month ago)?
Short list: Assuming your anastomosis is fine and not stenotic the most common cause is your muscles around your anal canal (schinter muscles and puburectalis) are not relaxing appropriately during defecation (animus). The best test for this is a voiding proctogram but would wait 6 to 8 weeks from your surgery (lar) to have this done. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rectal cancer: Cancer is very fragile. Anything hard enough rubbing on the cancer can cause bleeding. If one has rectal cancer- it can cause blockage / cause constipation/ change in bowel movement. And if a hard stool rubs on the large cancer tissue-the stool may cause the cancer to bleed. ...Read more
I had lar for rectal cancer 5mo ago. Now, I have a persistent groove line in my stool (same size as before surgery). Normal cea. What's the cause?
Not sure: There is any significance to a groove, but you may discuss this with your surgeon. The procedure uses a circling stapling device to bring the resected ends together, occasionally this is done by hand. Control of your bowels, lack of blood all positive signs. Does not sound like cancer. Talk to the surgeon about your concern. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had blood in my stool for years. I've had hemorrhoid problems for a while but it has always been bright red. Chance of rectal cancer?
I have hemorrhoid for 2 years.Infrequent narrow stools. I feel a bulge on my anus when defecating. Do I have colon/rectal cancer?Im so worried.
Doubt cancer: But it is possible. A simple look at your behind by your doc should be reassuring. ...Read more
Yes, if early enuf: Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage. Very early cancers can be cured with burning the tissue. More advanced will likely need radiation/chemo/surgery in varying combinations and timing. Can be cured, but unfortunately, not always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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