Colon cancer in 17 year old? Symptoms: change in bowel habit tight stomach not bloated constipated soft abdominal lump below ribcage gurgling stomach

Unlikely... The average age of a colon cancer diagnosis is around age 70. Highly unlikely in a 17 year old. Symptoms described are most likely functional and related to food intolerance and/or gas. Alarm symptoms for a more serious diagnosis might include rectal bleeding, unexplained weight loss, or night sweats. See you physician if symptoms don't improve. Good luck!
Get Junior seen. You describe yourself as a 41 year old man and i'm going to assume your are junior's dad or caregiver. Junior probably does not have cancer, and may not even be sick, but junior does need to be seen by a competent physician.

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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?

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! Read more...

My 17 y/o has constipation weird pressure left side abdomen below rib cage no pain present for a few months colon cancer with enlarged spleen?!

Insist on an answer. Junior needs to be seen. Cancer's unlike at 17 without a strong family history. If there is any concern that this is serious disease, he needs colonoscopy. If the spleen is big, an explanation needs to be found. It would be appropriate to check junior for porphyria and hypothyroidism. If you are not satisfied with any answer you get, or junior is not satisfied, demand a second opinion. Read more...

Paranoid about colon cancer. Constipated sometimes, pellet like stools, not bloody or pencil like, no weight loss, pain in abdomen, etc. Help?

Doubt it! In the absence of a family history of colon cancer and without relevant signs or symptoms, colon cancer is placed much lower on the list as the cause of your constipation. Ibs or functional constipation is more likely. See your doctor for a formal diagnosis and to get effective treatment. And don't forget your fruits and vegetables. Read more...
At your age... ...It would be remarkably unlikely except in patients with an inherited high risk trait like fap. Talk to your family doc about your concerns, he/she can examine you properly, get a good family history, do any test he/she may think proper, and most importantly give you peace of mind. Enjoy your life without fear. Read more...

31 yo RUQ pain x 8 mos. No weight loss- CT w contrast abdomen &pelvis normal- (GI tract WNL on CT) CMP, CBC, fecal occult blood normal- used to have constipation regularly now stools nml- pain in same spot all the time- could this be colon cancer?

Unlikely. The most sensitive finding of colon cancer is trace blood in the stool (though blood in stool can be caused by many things). So its unlikely if you have no blood in stool. With a normal CT scan, the chance of pain in the RUQ caused by colon cancer is almost 0. Read more...
Gallbladder. This sounds typical for biliary colic or gallstone disease. You should have a ultrasound of your belly. You are too young for colon cancer. Read more...

Alternating bowel movements of green stools with some black dots of constipation ad diarrhea, bloated, small poop comes outs18 years old colon cancer?

Diet. The appearance of feces varies according to diet, your level of hydration, your gut's microbial flora, medications, and your bodies own makeup. Colin cancer is rare in an 18 year old. It may cause blood to appear in the stool but often just small amounts that is not visible, and requires a chemical test. Cancer does not typically cause diarrhea except for a rare form called villous adenoma. . Read more...

Feeling bloated, green stools, little poo comes out, feel fine, bowel movements changed with either diarrhea or constipation? Stressed, colon cancer?

Not at all likely. I've been a medical oncologist for 30 years, and I've never seen colon cancer in someone as young as you. I suppose it has happened sometime somewhere, but you're probably more likely to win the lottery than to have colon cancer at your age. Read more...