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How long can a person have small bowel cancer before it causes symptoms?

How long haveIhad it. This is an age old question which i think every cancer patient asks at some point. How long does it take before I have symptoms, how long has it been there? No one can truly answer these questions. Each patient is unique and their can cer is unique to them as well. Read more...
Varies. Some small bowel cancers, e.g., lymphomas may cause obstruction when the size approaches the lumen diameter; others like neuroendocrine tumors are usually slow growing may cause symptoms only on producing metastases. In general tumors spend about half their life before those become clinically manifest, therefore most cancers are there for years before being detected. Read more...

What causes a bloated abdomen with bowel cancer?

Some ideas. Metastases in the liver can be massive enough to make the abdomen swell. If the bowel is obstructed or there is severe constipation, the abdomen may be distended. If there's involvement of the portal vein or fluid exudes from metastatic tumor, there may be fluid in the peritoneal cavity. Read more...
Depends where it is. Colorectal cancer can cause problems in three ways: 1) by causing blockage of stool leading to large bowel obstruction; 2) by spreading to adjacent organs or the liver, causing mass effect; or 3) spread to the lining of the abdominal cavity, causing malignant ascites. In addition, other causes of abdominal distention may be unrelated to the cancer, such as liver disease. See your physician. Read more...

Could anal sex cause bowel cancer?

Not typical. But certain types of hpv can cause atypical neoplasia, just as they can causes throat cancer! condom use is manadatory-always! Read more...

Can thin stools be caused by bowel cancer?

Yes. A change in the stool pattern becoming thin over time can be due to presence of a malignancy. The content of the rt. side of the colon is liquid so that tumors there do not interfere with stool shape. On the left side of the colon near rectum, the stool is solid. A polypoid lesion produces no change but a circumferential lesion narrowing the diameter of the bowel causes thin stools. Read more...

If small bowel cancer causes colicky pain then what is the likely hood that pain would be diffused rather than isolated.

Understand pathways. Colicky pain is crampy caused by hypermotility or contracting against a blockage - typically starts and stops abruptly and located in the middle of the abdomen. Pain that localizes suggests that there is irritation underneath, either infection or growth. For more information about these cancers, see: http://my.Clevelandclinic.Org/disorders/small_intestine_cancer/hic_small_intestine_cancer.Asp. Read more...

What would cause an adult to have green stools? Is it something to worry about? Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

Diet. Usually greenish stools has to do with your diet and is not a sign of bowel cancer. Blood in stools, change in usual bowel habits can be a signal of a more serious problem. Read more...
Color. The color of stool doesnt matter unless they are red (bloody) white (acholic , no pigment) or back (tarry) for upper Gi bleed. The color can be affected by what we eat. No, it is not a sign of bowel cancer. Read more...

Can colon or bowel cancer cause a slight "fluttery" feeling any or both sides of the abdomen? If not, what can cause this? Anxiety?

Colon cancer. there are so many other reasons on a young 34 year old female that I would consider before thinking of cancer. Anxiety, IBS, GYN related issue, infective, malabsorption, gastritis. Too many to list I would recommend follow up with a family or Internist. . Read more...