The symptoms of colon cancer are:
Problem in the bowel movements.
Blood seen in the stool.
Excessive weight loss or weight gain.
I think it's important to see a GI doctor, but I feel this is all due to your constipation. Do you take anything like Miralax? If not you really need to do this. Miralax is not habit forming and it softens the stool and makes them easier to pass so you don't have to strain and keep irritating your rectum. You may have to play around with the dosage at first but once you get it right you'll be so relieved. I would suggest you take a large dose the first time, it can't hurt you and it will clean out any impacted stool you may have. Also, keep your rectum clean and put vaseline on it several times a day and especially after a bowel movement...this makes it less painful while the tear heals. Drink plenty of water as well. I hope this helps and take care.
The symptoms of colon cancer are:-
• Stomach pain or cramps:
Abdominal pain is often due to trapped wind.
Fatigue is a state of extreme tiredness that is usually associated with physical
And/or mental weaknesses
• Digestive issues:
Problems in digestion like constipation, bloating, and bowel movement
• Constipation problems:
Irregular and infrequent or difficult evacuation of the bowels (waste).
• Bloating problems:
Inflammation in stomach or gas in the stomach
• Bowel movement problem:
Uncontrollable passage of feces; Loss of bowel control; Fecal incontinence; Incontinence – bowel.
Well just went last week for my GP check up he did a rectal examination and sent me to have a CBC, Lipid panel, iron panel, UIA and a ferritin test. He also sent me to see a gastroenterologist which i went to and he also did a rectal examinations he cant see anything wrong with the naked eyes and since I only had that problem that one time he is going to do a colonoscopy on 2/13/13 to see how everything is in there. So far both my GP and my GI doctor think it was probably a intestinal infection. Wish me luck! I havent had any rectal bleeding nor abdominal discomfort ever since i stopped the iron supplement. God Bless!!
Good luck and God bless. Let us know what you find out!
Just had my colonoscopy done WITH NO ANESTHESIA my choice! It was a breeze. I get very bad cramps on my period so i compare the pain to that. Nothing extremely unbearable. The RESULTS! Well my colon is as clean and healthy as it can be!!! THANK YOU GOD!!! and as suspected i have an internal hemorrhoid which caused my mucus and bleeding. Besides getting and applause from the staff for my bravery I've a healthy colon!!!! GOD IS BEAUTIFUL. To those outhere dealing with any symptoms that might be a sign of any disease/illness get check, think positive and ALWAYS TRUST IN GOD!!!
Awesome!!! What a relief for you to know this!!