Colon cancer fiber

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Avatar f tn It is difficult to comment without examining. Frank blood is usually not a sign of colon cancer. However since you bleed and itch around anus I feel they could be hemorrhoids that have got infected or twisted. These could also be anal skin tags or even warts. “Medical treatment of hemorrhoids is aimed initially at relieving symptoms.
Avatar n tn Bleeding and an achiness in your lower abdomen at the same time are 2 symptoms of colon cancer, but there are others. See your doctor.
Avatar n tn Can you describe the pain you feel? Abdominal pain is rare in colon cancer. Cancer of the colon and rectum can exhibit itself in several ways such as: bleeding from your rectum or blood mixed with your stool; fatigue and pale skin; abdominal distension; abdominal pain; persistent nausea or vomiting; unexplained weight loss; change in frequency or character of stool; sensation of incomplete evacuation after a bowel movement or rectal pain. The duration of symptoms usually takes 14 weeks.
Avatar m tn Colon cancer is very rare at your age, and there would be bleeding. Polyps are also rare at your age unless there is an hereditary colon disease in your family. If you haven't had any family member diagnosed at an early age with colon cancer.....I wouldn't worry that it's cancer. I know we tend to think the worst, but there are other things that can cause this.
484033 tn?1208516117 If you just had surgery last April and you are still undergoing adjuvant treatment, then it may be unlikely that the cancer has returned. After the resection of the colon, there may indeed be some anatomical changes in your large intestines that can somehow affect the shape of your stools. Furthermore, one of the more common reasons for stool shape changes wether you had surgery or not would be diet consistency.
Avatar m tn Not mixed into the stooll. Not painful either. My father has had colon cancer a few years ago and survived, So i was wondering if i should be worried? Also i have been diagnosed with general anxiety disorder and taking prozac 30mg a day. Please help, i am getting very scared.
Avatar f tn Probably the biggest thing anyone can do to save themselves from colon cancer is screening. continue to get those colonoscopies and the new method of cologuard is a wonderful advancement as a less invasive way of monitoring. Generally speaking, a healthy diet that includes lots of fruit and fiber is the way to go, maintain proper weight and do not smoke. But read the article for more information. We hope you stick around to share more with our members!
Avatar f tn This is commmon from time to time, but if it lasts more than a week I would have it evaluated. In the meantime add some fiber to your diet and see if this improves, I'm betting it will! Take care.
Avatar n tn Well 16 is kind of young for colon cancer but it's not impossible! I have almost the same symptoms and they started when I was pregnant! I had bad indigestion, constipation, loose stools, thinner stools, I've even had blood on my stool a few times! The dr told me I had internal hemmroids but Im suppose to have a colonoscopy June 8th to be safe. I am very scared just like u that I have colon cancer! But I will let u know the results!
Avatar f tn Just started prescription for lowest dose possible of thyroid medication, but was reading about the need to avoid a high fiber diet. I thought high fiber was good. Thyroid had declined since last summer when I lost my husband to cancer and had to start preparing my own meals, basically followed the Mediterranean plan with lots of salad, raw brocolli and carrots. I've used Fiber One cereal and Citrucel for several years.
Avatar m tn There are studies to show that there is a slight chance of increased risk of colon cancer after gall bladder removal. However, the risk of colon cancer can be prevented by avoiding processed red meat, limiting red meat to no more than 12-18 ounces per week, eating plenty of fiber-rich foods, including fresh fruits and vegetables, exercising regularly and maintaining a healthy weight. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Hello, At your age, chances of colon cancer are very less. Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Then varied symptoms occur depending on the site. These include change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool, blood in stool, abdominal pain, unexplained weight loss, feeling that your bowel doesn't empty completely and weakness or fatigue.
Avatar n tn What type of diet should someone folllow after having colon cancer twice and having the colon resecting surgery twice. It has been around 1 year since his last surgery and I don't think he is eating right because he is cancer free now, but is now having loose stools and having more frequent accidents.
Avatar m tn Colon cancer at your age without family history is rare. What you described is consistent with IBS. The mass you felt could be constipated stool. The bleeding likely is from straining and hemorrhoid. The stress from worrying about whether you have colon cancer will in and of itself make IBS symptoms worse. Constipation can cause fatigue.
Avatar n tn Hi, I produce narrow stools for a long period of time now (2 months). I did it once few months ago but it came back to normal, but not now. I'm so scared this can be a symptom of colorectal cancer. I'm only 30 and I don't have any family history with this cancer. I eat fiber (I eat healthy). I know I'm very stressfull and I've seen a specialist who told me I had internal hemorroids. Do I have to do a colonoscopy ? These narrow stools are driving me crazy.
Avatar n tn heard thin shaped *could be* a sign of colon cancer..just heard though.. you could maybe go to a gi or family doctor if you're slightly worried about it and ask about that. They could do a 'digital exam' (not fun) right there to check or send you to a Gi specialist..if you're near 50 you should have a colonoscopy anyway but that would check it out.. in the meantime you could just buy some fiber supplements of some sort and try that out and see what happens.
Avatar m tn i started bleeding late december and went to the doctor in jan and she told me its because i dont intake enough fiber but i decided to get a second opinion and this time i got my anus checked out and stuck his finger and said there is not tears or anything visibly wrong. he said at the worst it could be colon cancer but im only 18. i have started to take the fiber for about 3 days now and have seen significant improvment.
Avatar m tn m not sure if that is much of a reassurance, but colon cancer is a pretty slow growing cancer (at least from what I can see). And even the worst case scenario, being on top of it like you are can make all the difference in the world.
Avatar m tn This all bowel-problem started last summer, when I had diarrhea for almost 3 weeks, when it stopped I felt like I'm healthy again, but after a while I started to have strange symptoms which were abdominal pain, blood in stool, constipation etc. Drank fiber for weeks which helped me to be able to pass a stool in a few days, so that i stopped having constipation.
Avatar n tn Anyone else have ascites (fluid build-up) in the stomach due to SIRTS, an enlarged spleen and dysfunctional liver due to liver mets from colon cancer? Dealing with this with weekly periocentisis? Diuretic meds? Wearing therapeutic stockings to keep edema/swelling in legs, feet down? What is the diuretic of choice to control? What else is used besides periocentisis? Thanks.