Colon polyps and anemia

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Avatar n tn This procedure is also used in obtaining tissue specimen for biopsy. And most importantly, colonoscopy is advised to everyone, age 50 years old and above, to screen for colorectal cancer. You can learn more about this through this link: I hope this helps. Take care and keep me posted.
Avatar f tn Hi I am a 44 year old female, with recent bright red blood in my when i wipe after diarrhea. I have a history of colon polyps 1 year ago and my mother has colon ca Diagnosed June 07 with soft tissue mets (specifically 7.3 cm x 5.3 cm X3.5 cm paraspinal muscle met) confirmed with biopsy 9 days ago. Do you think I should seek another colonoscopy soon, I was told last year every 5 years, what are the chances mine is ca?
Avatar n tn One of reasons for tiredness is anemia. If she solves this (iron supplemments or whatever is required) it may help a lot. I still don't know, if polyps are adenomas (benign tumors) or are pseudopolyps as occur in Crohn's disease or in other inflammation. I think he needs a diagnosis of a whole condition not only a diagnosis of a polyp. Inflammation may be treated with antiinflammatory drugs. If polyps are adenomas, some of them may be removed during endoscopy.
Avatar f tn Had a colonoscopy and upper GI found 2 polyps in my colon and 5 polyps and an ulcer in my stomach. came back negative for cancer. being checked for h pylori. i have stomach pain and nausea sometimes more days than others but always everyday. I was low on b12 had b12 shot, found out my vitamin d was extremely low. I am on 325 mg iron 3x daily vitamin d 1.25mg once a week taking iron with oj. is this normal. do I worry about cancer......what other tests should i have done?
Avatar n tn I also had another colonoscopy recently and no polyps and it only showed mild chrons. Best of luck and keep us posted.
Avatar m tn Your iron might be too low because of heavy periods, pregnancy, ulcers, colon polyps, colon cancer, inherited disorders or a diet that does not have enough iron. You can also get anemia from not getting enough folic acid or vitamin B12. Anemia can make you feel weak, cold, dizzy and irritable. It can be confirmed with a blood test. The causes can range from person to person. In many cases it can also be a hereditary condition. How do I know so much?
Avatar m tn I have had a CTC with all values coming in within the normal range and no anemia detected. I also had a FIT test completed, which, came out abnormal. I have a prep appointment for a colonoscopy coming up the first of January. My physician has a strong suspicion that I am experiencing hemmrhiods. My grandfather had late onset colon cancer in his late 60's, however, he ate a very low fiber diet and smoked everyday. Any thoughts and considerations are greatly appreciated.
Avatar m tn All cancer types are caused by iron-related genes (genes involved in iron metabolism / hereditary cancers) and iron-related events (when excessive iron accumulates within the cells, tissues, and organs due to various carcinogenic events / sporadic cancers). Colon/colorectal cancer can cause iron-deficiency anemia because tumors and anticancer therapies can destroy/remove parts of the intestinal tract. Doctors cannot prevent cancers, but can eliminate cancers.
Avatar n tn My friend suggested I have a colonoscopy as I may have a right sided tumor on my colon which may be causing bleeding and the pressure I'm feeling may be an indication of cancer. Of course, I am now very anxious and don't want to jump to conclusions. Do my symptoms point to this? Can it be something else, maybe the gastritis causing the bleeding? Would I see this in my stools? I would appreciate any input or suggestions on what I should do.
Avatar f tn Within the last 6 months, I have had bouts of similar pain, but also with diarrhea and stomach cramping that comes and goes. it will come and stay for 3-4 days and then is gone for a couple of weeks. My question: 1. is it likely that I am dealing with the same thing again OR should I be worried that I am dealing with something serious like colon cancer? 2. If I had a colonoscopy two years ago, shouldn't that mean that if it was cancer, they would have seen in then?
Avatar n tn Thanks Trudie for your input. I lost the majority of my Colon 12 days ago due to dozens and dozens of polyps. They connected my small intestine up to the small amount of colon remaining. Presently i feel ok, have been out of hospital 4 days but i am unsure what quantity of fluids i should be drinking each day. Do certain foods slow the movement through the bowel because at first it was a real problem, having 20 instances each day.
Avatar n tn Low hemoglobin is seen in low iron (can be low in diet or due poor absorption or increased loss), kidney diseases, cancers (leukemias, Hodgkin's lymphoma's, myeloma, and other blood cancers), aplastic anemia and myelodysplastic syndromes (bone marrow disorders), cirrhosis of liver, lead poisoning, and in vitamin deficiency. Low hemoglobin can also be due to increased destruction of blood or its components as seen in spleen disorders, sickle cell anemia, thalssemia etc.
Avatar n tn After pathology reports came back it was determined that the cancer was only in the polyp and had not entered the colon wall. I know I am blessed and have been given a 2nd chance but I am suffering depression because I feel I had a very invasive surgery for which I will never be the same and it was all for nothing. Perhaps I acted too quickly and should not have had the surgery. I will say that I was at a leading hospital in Texas and feel I had superb advice.
Avatar n tn Dear **, Colon cancer usually presents with a change in bowel habits, blood in the stool or iron deficiency anemia. Weight loss and abdominal pain are present only in more advanced cases. Your symptoms may be related to the cyst compressing surrounding organs. The CT scan will be able to confirm this.
Avatar f tn The nausea and fatigue hasnt let up, the blood in the stool has, but Im still going for a cat scan on monday. I have a history of colon cancer, and almost every other cancer in my family. My mother has pre cancerous polyps (60 yr old). I also have a probrability of having lupus, but not tech. diagnosed yet. In the past year, I have had increase of gas, and periodically when I sit, it feels as though my tailbone is sore. It's actually the getting up that is uncomfortable. Please help.
Avatar f tn It states in your report that it was negative for being malignant or pre-cancerous. Tubular adenomas are polyps which carry a very low risk for turning cancerous. Once a polyp is found they want to see you sooner because this means you are at risk for developing more, but doesn't mean you will. You should be seen in 5 years when you turn 50 regardless of them having found a polyp. Polyps are slow growing.
Avatar f tn I also am feeling much better after the initial shock wore off. I spent days scouring the internet and trying to read more about polyps, and of course human nature makes us seem to zero in on the worst case scenario. I do think with a second opinion I will feel much better.
Avatar m tn Low ferritin is found in iron deficiency anemia,inadequate iron intake,chronic blood loss like in heavy bleeding during menses,GI bleed from ulcers, colon polyps, Colon cancer, Hemorrhoids, etc.The swelling of your mouth is due to stomatitis which is common in iron deficiency anemia. The infusion therapy which you have started will positively show results in 1-2 months.So pls don’t worry about it.Along with take a healthy nutritious diet. Hope it helps.
17568 tn?1424977159 Fortunately, most people with blood in the stool do not have colon cancer or colon polyps. In fact, benign conditions such as hemarrhoidal bleeding, fissures etc are the cause of the symptom. The diagnostic approach is determined by several features. Your age influences the diagnostic approach. Young people are less likely to have cancer.Your family history of colon polyps does increase your chances of havong a polyp.
Avatar f tn I'm a 29 year old female with no real medical history other than childbirth four years ago and mild anemia. Family history of all types of cancers, none being colon cancer, that I know of. I work for a surgeon so I am familiar with basic medicines, and don't easily freak out, but I have had severe constipation, for which i used stool softeners and a fleet enema one time, three weeks ago.
Avatar n tn Also, over time, even a little bleeding rectally may lead to anemia, so please request the doctor to test your blood iron, ferritin (iron stores) and a CBC if you are feeling tired a lot lately or having any other symptoms of iron deficiency anemia with your bleeding.
Avatar n tn My grandmother died from polychondritis anemia and I had a kidney stone at the age of 20. If anyone can relate to my symptoms or has any idea what going on with me - You're advice would be greatly appreciated :) Thanks in advance!!
356929 tn?1246393356 hypo thryoid symptoms normal tsh mulit goitor nodules with ovarian cyst, that is now suspicious it was a normal ca 125 /9 and now it has jagged edges so i am seeing a gyno onco soon soo havin hypo symptoms for YEARS and not treated i had ovarian cysts most of my life had hysterectomy at 30 rt salpingooph full of cyst and removed and now 43 i'm having left ovary acting up, functional cyst now changed in 3 mos so i am also growing polyps in my stomach and my gallbladder was removed 2007 so
Avatar m tn A Colonoscopy is no big deal and you're asleep for the whole thing. I had one a year and a half ago and had three polyps removed and was diagnosed with UC. I take Cholestyramine twice a day and use a probiotic called Culturelle which is fabulous. Get a Colonoscopy ASAP. Good luck! Sheilathatsme!
Avatar f tn Had colonoscopy two years ago (two small polyps removed) - no history of colon cancer in family, but wanted colonoscopy/GI workup for other reasons. Also had the procedure where they look at inside of stomach. Nothing unusual was found and I was given Nexxium to help with my burning stomach pain which resolved after about 6 months. Fast forward two years and I have a new GI problem. I have cramping stomach pains with some diarrhea when this occurs for about 5 or 6 days.
Avatar n tn If i had colon cancer would it have showed up in my blood?? All my liver, white blood cell, and hemoglobin were all fine. My doc reassured me that it would have showed up in the blood, but then last night a lady with breast cancer told me that it won't necessarily show up in the blood, and if it did then we wouldn't need the colonoscopy and everything else. Can anyone tell me what i should believe?? I want to believe that the normal blood tests mean i'm ok.
Avatar m tn The idea is not to have an explosive release of gas, water and runny stools. The idea is for the colon to push everything out slowly, gently and solidly (resulting in a clean break, if you know what I mean). It should require little to no pushing. Matter should look brown to light brown, be semi-soft in texture, and float, indicating the body is getting enough fat and fiber.
Avatar m tn I have of course been reading other causes of anemia like colon cancer and liver cancer and it has terrified me. I am 36 yr old female and also a vegetarian. I recently started taking iron pills and a daliy vitamin. I really dont have any other symptos besides dark circles and I will get cold more than other people around me. Thank you for your help.
Avatar n tn The dizziness resembled being carsick, with lightheadedness and occasional moments of nausea and feeling faint (but I never passed out). I had a CAT scan and blood work twice, and so far no diagnosis for the dizziness/fatigue. It got better for a few weeks but last week I began to have dizzy spells again, this time accompanied by maxillary sinus pressure. I had just switched allergy medications, from Nasonex to generic Flonase, right at the time my symptoms returned.
Avatar n tn For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.