Pain may not be an early symptom in colon cancer. When present it is persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain. It can present as alternating bowel habits including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of the stool. It can cause rectal bleeding or blood in stool. These symptoms are usually accompanied by fatigue and unexplained weight loss.
i do not see any blood in stool. no weight loose and no apetite loose.
i have a lot of gas in my body. my pain is not constant. it exists mainly when i sit down on a chair. however, when i lie down or walk, i feel very weakly.
also no pain during sleeping. i really do not know my problem.
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. Please discuss these issues with your primary care physician when you happen to meet him.
i visited my gastroentrelogist many times but she does not seem to want to order a colonoscopy because she thinks i am younger (34 years old male) and that my ct scan results and blood results are okay.
my main problem is that whenever i eat i immediately (within 1 hour) feel bowel movements, gas, bloated and mostly diarrhea if i drink liquid things.
is this a symptom of colon cancer or ibs?
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