Colon diseases and symptoms

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Avatar f tn No, none of the diseases I listed are life threatening. At your age, your less likely to have a life threatening disease like colon cancer. You do need to be aware of your families health history(Has anyone in your family had any of those diseases I mentioned or colon cancer?) You should go to a doctor regardless, again because if you have been having blood in your bowel movements for years, you run the risk of being anemic. Meaning your body is continuously losing blood.
Avatar n tn Hello~It certainly doesn't seem like you have cancer at all, my dear husband had colon cancer and his symptoms were entirely different from yours. One thing, for your own peace of mind, I would demand a colonoscopy, it is your body, you are paying for it, so you deserve it for your own peace. That way, when it comes back normal, and I know it will, you won't be so worried.
1305767 tn?1361192676 I have had several patients with localized colitis (crohns disease, ulcerative colitis); chronic appendicitis, right sided diverticulitis, and even cancers (lymphoma and colon cancer--but usually over the age of 40) with similar symptoms. If you are worried, I recommend requesting a consultation with a gastroenterologist who will give you a second opinion and if concerned order the appropriate tests (CT scan and or colonoscopy).
1435611 tn?1283621780 I can give to you a website that give all the data you would ever want to know about digestion and kidney disorders and diseases. John Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, says there are 25 or more digestive disorders, and many have similar symptoms. The National Institutes of Health in Maryland provides a website: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov.This website has a section for digestion and kidney. Click on Digestion and a webpage will come up with digestive disorders/diseases from A to Z.
Avatar m tn i have pinworms about 2 years and recently i have ibs symptoms (more than 1 month). can pinworms cause ibs? i used a drag to kill pinworms 2 week ago but my ibs symptoms continue. any idea or comment?
Avatar n tn Until the doctor responds thought I would say hi. Your wife's symptoms could be due to many diseases, gall bladder, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis, coeliac etc. I have had Crohn's for some 38 yrs, in both small intestine and colon, and currently have symptoms just like your wife's but also severe weight loss, some 14 lbs in past 4 weeks.
Avatar n tn If I just had the simoidoscopy a year ago could it be colon cancer that is causing alot of pain in my lower side? Are these tests good for finding colon cancer in the sigmoid and descending colon? The reason I havnt had a colonoscopy is because I cannot have sedatives. Is there a chance that colon cancer comes that quickly after the Flex-sig? I am really scared. I thought I saw blood in the toilet. I am so afraid. Is colon cancer diagnosed alot around my age?
Avatar n tn Then 3 years ago I was diagnosed with hypothyoid and PCOS. I am on metformin and synthoid. I went to gastroentologist and he did the stool sample. Everything came back normal. My endoscope came back normal as well. He said it might be the side effect from metformin. But my other doctor disagree. He says since I am on metformin for years now, it shouldn't be the side effect from the medication.
Avatar n tn I have never had anything like this before and have no other symptoms of colon cancer besides my stools occasionally being narrower than normal. Should I be worried at this point?
Avatar f tn Hi, occasionally there could be indigestion and the food may appear undigested. Other causes could be due to malabsorption, inflammatory bowel diseases and various infections of the colon. Blood tests will help detect infections, besides stool examination which will reveal malabsorption. Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy are procedures which are used to study the whole colon for infections and inflammations. Bacterial overgrowth is tested with a breath test.
Avatar n tn Hi, your symptoms could be due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), malabsorption, inflammatory bowel diseases and various infections of the colon. Blood tests will help detect infections, besides stool examination which will reveal fat malabsorption. Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy are procedures which are used to study the whole colon for infections and inflammations. Bacterial overgrowth is tested with a breath test.
Avatar n tn Take a diet rich in Vit B12 which should include meat and animal products, cheese, such as beef, liver, salmon, cod, and eggs. Take B12 supplements and breakfast cereals fortified with vitamin B12. Finding the cause is important. Consult a gut specialist and a hematologist. Take care!
Avatar m tn The pain could be due to excessive flatulence, which could be due to Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), malabsorption, inflammatory bowel diseases and various infections of the colon. Blood tests will help detect infections, besides stool examination which will reveal fat malabsorption. Colonoscopy and flexible sigmoidoscopy are procedures which are used to study the whole colon for infections and inflammations. Bacterial overgrowth is tested with a breath test.
488192 tn?1208990289 i went to the dr and he said i have thickening around the colon and inflmmation to i had blood test done it also should inflammation im going for a colonoscopy to see what is going on just wonring if that means you can have colon cancer with the thickening of the colon. me help ginger This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/231072'>thickening of colon lumen</a>.
4173379 tn?1355356551 The practice of gastroenterology concentrates on the diagnosis and treatment of diseases involving the esophagus, stomach, small intestine and large intestine (colon), liver, gallbladder, and pancreas. This medical field is really a subspecialty of Internal Medicine, as is, for example, Cardiology, which deals with diseases of the heart.
Avatar f tn My mother was diagnosed in her early 40s with graves disease and her thyroid was removed, around the same time she was diagnosed with stage 3-4 colon cancer. I'm aware there are connections between autoimmune diseases and thyroid and intestinal diseases/conditions. As I'm getting older I'm noticing I'm following in the same physiological footsteps my mother did before she was diagnosed.
Avatar f tn I returned to my GI doctor who does GI scoping and diseases and he said it was first major issue and I could wait. I do travel to other countries where the medical care may not be so good so that has me a bit concerned not doing it. I had a colonscopy today with the colon surgeon, and surgery is scheduled for Dec. 19.
Avatar f tn The colon is active when you are awake and sleeps at night when you do. So an active colon will cause more symptoms than a sleepy colon!
Avatar f tn While you have some of the symptoms, they are not unique to colon cancer. You have no blood in your stool, correct? Here is information on colon cancer to review https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/colon-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20353669 But am more inclined to think that your issues are in relation to your trip. Let us know what the doctors say.
Avatar m tn m sure this was the first question your doctor asked you as well. People can develop polyps in the colon which can bleed and only a colonoscopy can find these and they are removed during the scope. I hope this helps and if I can be of further help.....I'm always here.
Avatar n tn t get answers from your GI doctor get your records and find a new GI doc. Some people with these diseases will have other symptoms, many won't. Feel free to message me to discuss this further.
Avatar n tn I am 41, male, have been having some blood in my stool, and I recently had colon cancer, I do not smoke or drink and I do have a family history of colon cancer. Thank you for your prompt replies.
Avatar m tn Colonoscopy may have been advised to detect diseases of the colon. In colonoscopy the entire colon can be visualized and studies the inside lining of the intestines. Hope this helped and do keep us posted.