I have a hard painful lump on my descending colon that was discovered yesterday by my GI doctor. I have to have a colonoscopy in two weeks, but the doctor seemed quite concerned. I have been dealing with chronic constipation (up to two weeks at a time), red blood in my stool, and mucus in my stool. Lots of nausea and a feeling of "soreness" in my abdomen. I have been incredibly fatigued, as well. This lump is about a nickel in diameter, it hurts when touched. The doctor said it's much to high to be an internal hemorrhoid.My question is, when should I begin to worry about cancer? I am only 26 years old.
Your symptoms could also be due to irritable bowel syndrome. In this condition there is pain which improves with defecation, abdominal bloating, mucus in stools, constipation alternating with diarrhea, gastric reflux etc.Blood in stools; weight loss could indicate some other pathology. Celiac disease and Crohn’s disease are few other possibilities.Haemorrhoids is rare in descending colon but possible. At your age colon cancer is very unlikely. Get investigated as advised by your doctor. Keep me posted.
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