I am a 24 year old female who is severely obese to begin with. My aunt was just diagnosed with colon cancer at the age of 27 this past december and my Mom also just found out she had colon polyps. I have had abdominal cramping for the past 3 weeks or so. I have had diarrhea alternating with I guess what you would call constipation(it would be hard to go but the stools would be soft). Actually at times it would be hard at first for the diarrhea to come out... sounds weird I know. When I have formed stools they are small, skinny and elongated. For the most part I have had a decreased appetite. When I had my physical by the nurse practitioner instead of my regular physician two days ago she told me I didn't have hemorrhoids but she did occult the stool and found that there was blood in it. Now I have diarrhea and it looks like it has mucous in it. What should I do? Could I have colon cancer?
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