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Is intestinal obstruction an early symptom of colon cancer?
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Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
4 doctors agree
In brief: No
This is more commonly a late symptom of colon cancer.
It is almost impossible to obstruct for right sided colon cancer. Intestinal obstruction can presnet with a changes in bowel habits or constipation.

In brief: No
This is more commonly a late symptom of colon cancer.
It is almost impossible to obstruct for right sided colon cancer. Intestinal obstruction can presnet with a changes in bowel habits or constipation.
Dr. Jeffrey Crespin
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Dr. Anthony Back
This is a better answer than the one i wrote below!
Dr. Anthony Back
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Sometimes
Obstruction can be a sign of colon cancer, but obstruction can also occur for non-cancer reasons.
A common non-cancer reason is adhesions, which are caused usually by scar tissue from previous surgery.

In brief: Sometimes
Obstruction can be a sign of colon cancer, but obstruction can also occur for non-cancer reasons.
A common non-cancer reason is adhesions, which are caused usually by scar tissue from previous surgery.
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
Usually this is a sign that it is a large cancer that has grown over time and is ending up blocking the colon and causing obstruction.

In brief: No
Usually this is a sign that it is a large cancer that has grown over time and is ending up blocking the colon and causing obstruction.
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
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