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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.

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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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.

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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--.

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Would I be able to feel a hard lump in my lower left abdomen with colon cancer. I have a heavy dull feeling there?

Would I be able to feel a hard lump in my lower left abdomen with colon cancer. I have a heavy dull feeling there?

Not necessarily: Usually there is no lump associated with colon cancer unless it is advanced. It sounds like your worried however, and should definitely see your primary care provider for an exam and more complete evaluation. Timing depends on severity of symptoms and your level of concern. Hope this helps!

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58 year old female. Pain in lower left stomach and pencil shaped stools. In past diagonised with diverticulites. Could be colon cancer?

58 year old female. Pain in lower left stomach and pencil shaped stools. In past diagonised with diverticulites. Could be colon cancer?

Go see your DR: For your annual stool occult blood test. Colon cancer usually present with positive blood in stool with anemia. Weight loss, loss of appetite and fatigue could happen at the later stage of colon cancer. Only a colonoscopy with biopsy of suspicious mass will confirm colon cancer. Go see a gastroenterologist to calm your mind.

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For years I can let my lower stomach (not upper)out a lot where I have fat when I hunch over but not much when standing up straight. Is this bloat or visceral fat? Worried about colon cancer...

For years I can let my lower stomach (not upper)out a lot where I have fat when I hunch over but not much when standing up straight. Is this bloat or visceral fat? Worried about colon cancer...

Probably neither: It could just be weak lower abdominal muscles. This pooch in the lower abdomen is not uncommon in women, especially after having a child. It is probably not bloat or visceral fat, nor is it likely to be a sign of colon cancer. That being said, if you are concerned about colon cancer, you should discuss it with your doctor.

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My dad, his sis, brother and dad died of cancers (brain, stomach, liver) my grandma had colon Cancer. They found polyps in my colon, bad sign at 18?

My dad, his sis, brother and dad died of cancers (brain, stomach, liver) my grandma had colon Cancer. They found polyps in my colon, bad sign at 18?

What type of polyp: That many cancers may prove to be associated with a familial disorder requiring genetic evaluation. Polyps of colon extremely rare unless there is an underlying hereditary disorder. Important to know whether the polyps were inflammatory or adenomatous lesions that could lead to malignant transformation. Should genetic disorder be found, colon surgery may eventually be needed.

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I've seen blood in my stool once in awhile, no pain in my stomach. Should I have a lower gi? Could I have colon cancer at 27 years old?

I've seen blood in my stool once in awhile, no pain in my stomach. Should I have a lower gi? Could I have colon cancer at 27 years old?

Don't jump to cancer: There are other causes for blood in stool, so don't worry yet about cancer. See your doctor for an exam and stool sample to diagnose the probable source/reason for the blood. Probabilities of cancer at different ages can be factually accurate but can be worthless for an individual case. If you are getting wet, it's not useful to talk about the.

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I have lwr rt quad pn in abdomen and rt back flank. My back hurts most when laying down. I have a CT in 3 days. Fam hst of colon cancer dad & brot?

I have lwr rt quad pn in abdomen and rt back flank. My back hurts most when laying down. I have a CT in 3 days. Fam hst of colon cancer dad & brot?

Many possibilities.: Right lower quadrant pain with radiation to the flank can be many different things. Possibilities include appendix inflammation, constipation, kidney infection, kidney tumor, colon tumor, etc. The imaging study will be very helpful. If the imaging study is inconclusive consider having a colonoscopy to be complete. Good luck.

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Am I overreacting? I am 19, female. Family history of colon cancer and I am afraid I am showing symptoms. Musty stool, tight stomach, short pains etc.

Am I overreacting? I am 19, female. Family history of colon cancer and I am afraid I am showing symptoms. Musty stool, tight stomach, short pains etc.

I think you're fine: The typical signs of colon cancer are a change in bowel habits and/or stool caliber. Blood in the stool and/or anemia may also be present. The good news for you is that it is rare to see this before age 40. Tight stomach and short (perhaps you mean fleeting?) pains are not typical. That said, a visit with your physician to look into your symptoms would be wise.

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