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Stomach aches. Is that a sign of colon cancer? Or colon pains are down lower?

Stomach aches. Is that a sign of colon cancer?  Or colon pains are down lower?

Could be: Hundreds of conditions can cause stomach aches. Colon cancer is one of those conditions which can cause abdominal pain. See your doctor for a thorough evaluation. ...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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If I have stomach aches or similar to indigestion or colon cancer symptoms, how can I tell?

If I have stomach aches or similar to indigestion or colon cancer symptoms, how can I tell?

Depends: Early colon cancer has no symptoms. Later can develop rectal bleeding, change in bowel function with smaller loose bowel movements, and later even colon bowel blockage. Indigestion is not a common symptom of colon cancer. See a doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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I have been having some dull aches in my lower abdomen and just feeling malaise lately. Chance this is colon cancer? Male age 20.

I have been having some dull aches in my lower abdomen and just feeling malaise lately. Chance this is colon cancer? Male age 20.

Very small chance...: ...Given that you're 20 years old, but nothing's impossible. You may want to review the many healthtap answers regarding causes ; cures for lower abdominal discomfort, but your best reassurance will come from your doctor after appropriate exam ; tests prove unremarkable. Be well--. ...Read more

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Crampy lower abdomen, aches felt in stomach and pellet like stool. Great grandma had colon cancer at 70 but my grandma and mom are fine? Ibs or more?

Crampy lower abdomen, aches felt in stomach and pellet like stool. Great grandma had colon cancer at 70 but my grandma and mom are fine? Ibs or more?

Crampy abd pain: The symptoms of colon cancer are a change in bowel habits, blood in stools, pain or pressure in abd or pelvis. Your symptoms if normal for you, seem to be more likely related to poor diet, not enough water intake, and lack of exercise. So try drinking more water, eating foods that have whole wheat and are not processed, and exercising. ...Read more

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I am a 60 year old woman, and I feel movement in my lower stomach like a baby. Could this be a sign of colon cancer?

I am a 60 year old woman, and I feel movement in my lower stomach like a baby.  Could this be a sign of colon cancer?

Possibly: A partial blockage in your colon can cause the bowel behind to work harder to move the fecal stream along. This extra activity may be what you're feeling. You should visit your doctor and have it checked out. ...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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Stomach constantly gurgling with pain at belly button, pain does not migrate. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

Stomach constantly gurgling with pain at belly button, pain does not migrate. Is this a sign of colon cancer?

No: Colon cancer at your age is highly unlikely. Gurgling is from movement of gas in the intestine. You may need to adjust your diet through trial and error. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, low fat milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. 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. ...Read more

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Feeling a little nauseated, and my lower right abdomen feels a little stiff and tender. No other sx. Male 22. How likely is colon cancer?

Feeling a little nauseated, and my lower right abdomen feels a little stiff and tender. No other sx. Male 22. How likely is colon cancer?

Very unlikely.: The chance of this being colon cancer is almost nonexistent. However, in a young man with new onset right lower quadrant pain, the possibility of appendicitis must be considered. If your pain worsens or persists, or if any new symptoms develop, you should see your doctor or go to the emergency room immediately. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer? What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

What are the signs/symptoms of colon cancer?  What are the signs/symptoms of stomach cancer?

Quite different: The symptoms for colon and stomach cancer are quite different, as is the prognosis and treatment. For colon cancer, symptoms do not usually appear until quite late, include blood loss anemia, blood in stool, vague abdominal pain and difficulty with bowel. Stomach cancer may present with weight loss, abdominal pain, and anemia. Prognosis is much worse with stomach cancer. ...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


Dr. Creighton Wright
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Colon (Definition)

The colon is another term for the large intestine. This is the final portion of the digestive system, responsible for absorbing water and storing stool before evacuation. It is divided into sections described as cecum; ascending, transverse, descending and ...Read more