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Been having thin/narrow stools.Clear rectal exam by gp/no blood in stool.Should i fear colon cancer?I'm 39 &had adenocarcinoma insitu of cervix 4yrago

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Possible lesion

In situ adeno unrelated unless some for of radiation employed that could narrow distal bowel.
Narrowing of stool suggests that there is some constriction of bowel causing a narrowing of the lumen and thus the stool. Blood does not have to be present but relying on a gp rectal not satisfactory. Sigmoidoscopy at a minimum and colonoscopy more accepted for this problem.

In brief: Possible lesion

In situ adeno unrelated unless some for of radiation employed that could narrow distal bowel.
Narrowing of stool suggests that there is some constriction of bowel causing a narrowing of the lumen and thus the stool. Blood does not have to be present but relying on a gp rectal not satisfactory. Sigmoidoscopy at a minimum and colonoscopy more accepted for this problem.
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