Does bowel cancer can cause loose stools?

It varies. Bowel cancer symptoms depend on the location and size of the tumor. If it obstructs, the symptoms include stomach cramps and vomiting. If it bleeds, bloody stools, or black stools. Partial obstruction can cause diarrhea and/or consitpation. Some tumors have no symptoms. If concerned, see your doctor.

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Dr Eric Chevlen stated right sided bowel cancer does not cause loose stools. Can any other Health Tap doctors validate this?

Colon cancer. Yes, you may get loose stools with right-sided colon cancer depending upon the type of tumor and extent of disease. There are, however, many other reasons for loose stools and persons with malignancies may be more susceptible to some because of alterations in immunity. You need to see a GI doctor and undergo colonoscopy, not just sigmoidoscopy. Good luck. Read more...
Meaningless. Left side colon cancer also does not cause diarrhea or loose stools, so the statement is meaningless. Read more...

One episode explosive bloody diahorrea, twinges in left side and nausea, maternal history bowel cancer, loose stools 2 weeks, causes please?

Unknown . The cause for you is unknown, but possibilities include medications, infection, vascular disease, or inflammatory bowel disease, to name a few. A GI specialist would be a good place to start. I would go soon. Hope this helps! Read more...

GI problem. I am 68, male and had my retum removed due to colon cancer. After the removal I had loose stools and went on Immodium for 8 years. I recently heard hat this medication may cause dementia. I looked for an alternative, but could not find one. I

Diarrhea. you can try lomotil (diphenoxylat and atropine) Read more...
Listen, Ron. In a way, I'm sorry that after a cancer cure, you would still be so distrustful of scientific medicine. I found the "pop" claim about imodium, (loperamide) which we've used for decades, causing dementia on a doctor-bashing site and it looks to me that it's made up out of whole cloth. Any physician who could show there's a risk would have his science career made; nobody has. Don't let crooks trouble you. Read more...

Every few days I have a bout of loose stools very loose and I'm always tired at the minute, I'm 40 and worried that I have colon cancer?

Many causes of Diarr. Diarrhea is not a common symptom of Colon cancer, so that should not be your worry. You should visit a physician to determine the cause which can be anything from irritable bowel to inflammatory bowel disease. Stress can be causative agent in some such ailments. Simplify your life style to reduce stress. Read more...