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... Hi Carol, I would recommend going to a GI and getting a colonoscopy to see if there's a blockage or something else going on, if they don't find a blockage or adhesions, that should ease your mind some. I have Stage IIA colon cancer and I'm currently going through chemo. ... (2 replies)
... ency room. I do know a woman that had colon cancer at age 28 so dont let your doctor tell you no just because of your age. You could have a tumor that is causing blockage like a friend of mine had and it was not cancer at all. ... (6 replies)
... Thanks Cats! We are all in this struggle together! You are such an inspiration! Hey, it is Thursday, weren't you expecting a blockage today? ... (22 replies)

... Thank You Tweet2unes for your input! We are still baffled as of yet, no reply from oncologist regarding the colonscopy's outcome of negative for anything. He has not had an upper or lower GI, but maybe this is coming? In the meantime it has been a month since cancer diagnosis and no game plan in the works for this latest finding. My dad is having an CT Angiogram... (7 replies)
... If you're painful constipation continues, with no results from an enema or the drink, I would be more inclined to think you have a blockage, which could be caused by a polyp, if it's grown significantly, what about diverticulitis though? Is your abd pain on the left side? Left sided pain usually signals diverticulitis, this same thing just happened to a friend of mine, have... (3 replies)
... would contribute to the blockage that's already there. ... (23 replies)
... is soluble fiber just as likely to contribute to the blockage or is insoluble worse? ... (23 replies)
... getting in there and looking around would be a good idea. If the bowel cannot be cleaned before the c'scopy they will only be able to see anything as far as the blockage if I am not mistaken. ... (23 replies)
... ltic contraction to move the stool along. You can try drinking more water, and use heating pads to see if you can break some up, but I would definitely go for a colonoscopy for a look... otherwise you may require a resection. Not to scare you, but if the obstruction is so bad, you may need a resection anyway. ... (23 replies)
... Great as soon as I post I'm doing better I get severe constipation for the 1st time since June. :mad: I'm back on the stool softener pills and the metamucal. I went off the stool softener in mid June and went off the metamucal 3 weeks ago and up until this point I didnt notice any difference until a few days ago. Sorry to be graphic but now I can only get out fingernail... (4 replies)
... citrate cleaned you out then at least that blockage isn't complete. Had it been a complete blockage, taking a laxitive may well have made matters worse. ... (9 replies)
... and I cannot wait. I'll finally find out what's going on in there! I decided to go to an out of network specialist because after asking for a colonoscopy twice the HMO docs told me no, it wouldn't be approved. So, I saw a GI specialist last week who told me it was imperative to get me in fast for a scope. ... (9 replies)
... is not "scopeable" by your GI doctor and is up to 25 feet in length. Technology isn't that advanced yet. In order to determine if there is a blockage or mass in the small bowel we still rely on being prepped for Xrays while they take pictures of barium we swallow for the test. ... (7 replies)
... The colonoscopy tumor specimen was graded "Low" by a pathologist and a CT scan showed wall thickness but no spreading to lymph nodes. ... (7 replies)
... Have a colonoscopy and a lower GI series ASAP. ... (8 replies)
... Hey there. The doctor was right in saying these symptoms are classic IBS. Colon cancer does share some similar symptoms, but there are many others as well which you are not experiencing. The fact that you already suspected you have IBS means that this could simply be a harsher attack than normal. The ONLY way to definitively check for colon cancer is by colonoscopy.... (1 replies)
... With your symptoms there are a very many things that this could be. Yes cancer does share some of these symptoms, but there are many others that the doctor can check for that can quickly rule it out. In the end the best way to know is to get a colonoscopy, which will check inside your colon for whatever is causing your discomfort. The symptoms you are expressing suggest to me... (2 replies)
... g me supositories and eating lots of fiber etc. I did have a streak of blood on my stool, but consistantly. I thought it was the hemrrhoids bleeding. Later had a colonoscopy which was indicating a tumor the size of an orange. ... (2 replies)
... rectum is involved. Some people have no symptoms at all and it is detected on the first colonoscopy or not until there is a complete blockage. ... (15 replies)
... more like IBS to me, but I am not a doctor. Eat more fiber and see what that does. I have been diagnosed with IBS by my GP and just to be safe am scheduling a colonoscopy in the next few weeks. IBS can cause thin stools. ... (1 replies)

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