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Cancer: Colon Message Board


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I have recently noticed that my stool is sometimes thinner than at other times, and has a distintive shape on one side (sort of like a parenthesis, actually). It is not like this all the time, however; in fact, for the last two days it has been a rounder shape, and larger (if the distinctive shape is still there, it's very faint and sort of expanded). My stool is typically relatively soft (like toothpaste) but at times is harder and rounder (sometimes made up of small balls pushed together).

I took a home FOB test recently, which was negative. I had a colonoscopy four years ago, which was normal except for one region of minor diverticulitis. I'm 40 years old, and other than being hyperthyroid I'm in good health.

I suppose my question is: is it possible, with colon cancer, for the stool to change size and shape? Or, would it become thinner and then progressively more so over time?

Thanks in advance for any thoughts! - Sorry for the double posting, my browser went crazy!





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