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Can constipation cause a fever/headache? I had some red brite spots in stool the other day, today it's gone. Should i worry about colon cancer?

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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Those symptoms are common with constipation.
The likelihood of colon cancer at your age is low, but if you have had significant changes in your bowel habits or if you have significant family history of colon cancer you should consider a colonoscopy.

In brief: Yes

Those symptoms are common with constipation.
The likelihood of colon cancer at your age is low, but if you have had significant changes in your bowel habits or if you have significant family history of colon cancer you should consider a colonoscopy.
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Dr. Martin Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Colon cancer

You should have your stool examined to make sure this is not blood.
If it is you will need an extensive evaluation for the possibility of cancer, but this is very unlikely at your age. Constipation is not likely responsible for your fever/headache.

In brief: Colon cancer

You should have your stool examined to make sure this is not blood.
If it is you will need an extensive evaluation for the possibility of cancer, but this is very unlikely at your age. Constipation is not likely responsible for your fever/headache.
Dr. Martin Raff
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