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I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

I have severe narrowing of digestive tract plus severe sigmoid diverticulosis in different parts of colon. Constant niggling pain in low left side.

Sounds : Like you are having low grade diverticulitis or intermittent intestinal obstruction. Depending on why you developed your narrowing, it could mean that an operation is necessary to relieve the obstruction. Ask your GI specialist for recommendation. ...Read more

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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Is occasional lower abdominal pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Is occasional lower abdominal pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Not likely: You may consult the link given below for information on this topic, however given your age and the symptom you mentioned you are very unlikely to have colon cancer. http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/symptoms-causes/dxc-20188239 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. ...Read more

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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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Red blood and mucus in stool.Very strong history of colon cancer. Intense lower abdominal pain. Mother also has ulcerative colitis. Suggestions?

Red blood and mucus in stool.Very strong history of colon cancer. Intense lower abdominal pain. Mother also has ulcerative colitis. Suggestions?

See a GI doc!: You are describing the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, which causes an increased risk of colon cancer. Other things could be going on, but any time you have bloody stool you must see a doctor! you will likely need a colonoscopy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Can colon cancer cause itching and a sensation of internal itching in colon? Change in BM and mild left abdominal pain are present for 1 month.

Can colon cancer cause itching and a sensation of internal itching in colon? Change in BM and mild left abdominal pain are present for 1 month.

Potentially: While it would be extremely unusual for a 19 year old to get colon cancer, colon cancer can present with a wide variety of symptoms or even no symptoms at all. If you are concerned, a good medical check up with your primary care doctor would probably be a good place to start. ...Read more

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Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?

Constant right flank/back, intermittent abdominal and epigastric pain+no fever+no urine or bowel symptoms+history of bladder cancer and hysterectomy?

See doctor: Your have various symptoms that need to be carefully examined and needs proper history and may be few more test including radio imaging study. You better see your physician ...Read more

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I'm having symptoms of blood in stool and lump in colon left side. Is this related?

I'm having symptoms of blood in stool and lump in colon left side. Is this related?

Could be: Needs to be evaluated. Even though you are only 40, you should consider having a colonoscopy. But I would obtain a surgical opinion. Get a good exam and see what they say. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Lots of pain in the descending colon, splenic flexure, and sigmoid flexure. Bouts of diarrhoea, gas, it's been happening for 9 months now? Cancer?

Lots of pain in the descending colon, splenic flexure, and sigmoid flexure. Bouts of diarrhoea, gas, it's been happening for 9 months now? Cancer?

No : Twenties female w. 9 months crampy abdominal pain and gas unlikely to have cancer. She is candidate for diagnosis irritable bowel syndrome (ibs). In that imaging studies have been performed and apparently negative, she should have a consult with a gastoenterologist and obtain a trial of one of the medications helpful to control the symptoms of ibs. Medication side effects or lactose deficient? ...Read more

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Is dull pain in colon cancerous?

Maybe, maybe not...: Lots of things give dull pain in abdomen. Harder to tell which organ, e.g. Colon, as opposed to gyn, stomach, gallbladder, etc. Yes, cancer of colon can be assoc with dull pain, but also no pain at all, sharp pain, visible blood, occult blood, no blood, change in bowel habit, weight loss, etc. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more

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Is back pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Is back pain a symptom of colon cancer?

Cancer pain: Usually not. Cancers are usually painless until they press on surrounding organs or nerves. Other symptoms for colon cancer should be observed, such as blood in stool. If there is any doubt, please see your internist or a GI specialist for a checkup, especially if you have a higher risk for cancer. ...Read more

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What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

What stage colon cancer has symptoms of blood in the ostomy pouch?

None: Blood in an ostomy punch can be many things. Is it a colostomy or ileostomy? Why was the surgery done, history cancer or diverticulitis or colitis? How long ago was the ostomy surgery? Bleeding does indicate need for a doctor evaluation. Can be ostomy appliance irritation, colitis, etc. There is no cancer staging associated with intestinal bleeding. ...Read more

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What are some possible causes of blood in stool, lack of appetite and stomach discomfort? I'm scared I have colon cancer

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 more

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Upper abdominal and back pain which moves around, intermittent and sharp. Terrified of pancreatic cancer. Please help. Would pain from cancer move?

Upper abdominal and back pain which moves around, intermittent and sharp. Terrified of pancreatic cancer. Please help. Would pain from cancer move?

Need for examination: Pancreatic cancer is notoriously difficult to diagnose. There are many causes of abdominal pain and it is not feasible to provide an opinion without examining you and may be performing imaging study. Please see your doctor for a proper evaluation, . ...Read more

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Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Grrr sounds and gas in sigmoid colon. Burning bowel movements. Minute scale of blood in stool. Can c.diff cause these? Any other conditions?

Yes.: C. dificile can cause your symptoms. So can several other things. Blood in the stool is always worrying, until checked out. Call your doc today or get seen today. ...Read more

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Lower left stomach pain in women from colon or bowel?

Possibly but...: "stomach pain" can be caused by lots of things & may indeed originate outside the GI tract. Further evaluation is in order before anyone can answer "what to do." your doctor will want to re-examine you as well as know the quality, timing, duration, location, & associations (eating, position, activity, stooling, urinating) of your pain to better direct the next appropriate testing. ...Read more

Dr. Warren Foster
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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


Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more