58 year old female. Pain in lower left stomach and pencil shaped stools. In past diagonised with diverticulites. Could be colon cancer?

Go see your DR. For your annual stool occult blood test. Colon cancer usually present with positive blood in stool with anemia. Weight loss, loss of appetite and fatigue could happen at the later stage of colon cancer. Only a colonoscopy with biopsy of suspicious mass will confirm colon cancer. Go see a gastroenterologist to calm your mind.
Diverticulitis . The pain and change in caliber of the stools could point to a diverticulitis-related stricture. It is less likely you have colon cancer, unless there is a strong family history. Of course, a colonoscopy and possibly other studies can best determine the cause of the symptoms you described. Make an appointment with a gastroenterologist for a thorough evaluation.
Yes, but not forsure. Small stools and pain can be seen with a colo-rectal cancer but diverticulitis could do the same thing. Time for a colonoscopy right away!

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Am I overreacting? I am 19, female. Family history of colon cancer and I am afraid I am showing symptoms. Musty stool, tight stomach, short pains etc.

Get some answers. My questions: at what age have family members had colon cancer? How many relatives are we talking about. If you have a condition called "familial polyposis, " you may already have spoken with a gastroenterologist. If there's a history of colon cancer in anyone in their 30's, it might be reasonable to have a colonoscopy. The point is, why worry? Go see your doctor; get a referral to a GI specialist. Read more...
Probably. 0.1% of colon cancer is diagnosed before the age of 20 (1 in 1000 cases). Most cases have no symptoms until advanced. Classic warning signs include: worsening constipation, blood in the stool, weight loss, fever, loss of appetite. Unless 2 or more parents or siblings have had colon cancer you are probably not at elevated risk. If you're still concerned, get seen by your physician. Read more...
Don't panic. Unless you have a family history where two first degree relatives had colon cancer or some one in your family had colon polyps starting at age 10 you don't have to panic. Colon cancer at 19 y/ o is extremly rare. Read more...
I think you're fine. The typical signs of colon cancer are a change in bowel habits and/or stool caliber. Blood in the stool and/or anemia may also be present. The good news for you is that it is rare to see this before age 40. Tight stomach and short (perhaps you mean fleeting?) pains are not typical. That said, a visit with your physician to look into your symptoms would be wise. Read more...

Paranoid about colon cancer. Great grandmother had it at 70. had runny + pencil stool last night. 24 y.o female. Should I get a colonoscopy screening?

NO. First see your doctor for examination and preliminary tests in office , if indicated will tell you. Just one relative having colon cancer is not enough to implicate genetics At 24 need to have a definitive indication (s) for colonoscopy . . Read more...
Familial colon cance. While it's good to be concerned about your health, we don't want you to become paranoid! With regards to colon cancer, average risk doesn't increase until 50+ at which point we recommend some form of screening. Familial colon cancer is a consideration if parents or siblings have similar diagnosis. But one great grandparent doesn't qualify & certainly not if dx'd at 70yo. See http://goo.gl/F1kKqL. Read more...
Not likely. Unlikely that you have colon cancer as such a young age, but there's no harm n consulting a gastroenterologist, especially if the symptom persist. Read more...
Maybe. A single pencil stool means nothing. If you're not better in a few days, get with your physician for a rectal exam. The stool caliber changes that cancer causes develop over weeks. However, your anxiety is understandable, and you may be a candidate for early screening. Best wishes. Read more...

Does 29 years old can have colon cancer and diverticulitis the same time?

Possible. Yes there is possibility . Please see gastroenterologist to be evaluate via colonoscopy . There are certain hereditary colon cancer that may associated with early age. Read more...
Yes. We are seeing younger people with colon cancer and also with diverticulitis. It is rather rare but present. Colon cancer in young people usually indicates familial polyposis . Read more...
Unlikely. While anything's possible, both of these disorders are rare at that age; and the combination is even less likely. A diagnostic work up should be able to tell you if either of these is present. Read more...