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Any relationship between bloating and bowel inflammatory conditions and colon cancer?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Colitis & cancer

Inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis increases the risk of colon cancer substantially in that regular colonoscopic screening is recommended.
Bloating probably has no relation to colon cancer.

In brief: Colitis & cancer

Inflammatory bowel disease, especially ulcerative colitis increases the risk of colon cancer substantially in that regular colonoscopic screening is recommended.
Bloating probably has no relation to colon cancer.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Marsha Davis
Bloating has a lot to do with constipation and eating foods that produce a lot of gas. What kind of diet are you eating?
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Possibly

Bloating is a very nonspecific symptom. It may occur with diseases as varied as irritable bowel syndrome, gallbladder disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or even colon cancer.
Finding the source of any one symptom requires "medical detective work", searching for clues based on your age, medical history, other symptoms, exam findings, lab tests, etc. I suggest you see your primary care doctor.

In brief: Possibly

Bloating is a very nonspecific symptom. It may occur with diseases as varied as irritable bowel syndrome, gallbladder disease, inflammatory bowel disease, or even colon cancer.
Finding the source of any one symptom requires "medical detective work", searching for clues based on your age, medical history, other symptoms, exam findings, lab tests, etc. I suggest you see your primary care doctor.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Need more info.

Inflammatory bowel conditions, like crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can increase the risk for colon cancer.
This has symptoms like altered bowel habits, rectal bleeding, and abdominal or back pain. Bloating by itself is not specific, and probably not related, or associated. It would be best to talk to your doctor about this, in conjunction with other symptoms/signs to see if they relate.

In brief: Need more info.

Inflammatory bowel conditions, like crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis can increase the risk for colon cancer.
This has symptoms like altered bowel habits, rectal bleeding, and abdominal or back pain. Bloating by itself is not specific, and probably not related, or associated. It would be best to talk to your doctor about this, in conjunction with other symptoms/signs to see if they relate.
Dr. Joseph Woods
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