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    Could it (be) bad cancer?

    I have a colonoscopy appointment soon but wanted to get some possible ideas if whatís going on with me could be cancer or ibs...
    My symptoms have been going on for over six months. My stools generally come out now with a rectangular flatter shape, only seen blood a few times. Sometimes it looks normal or can be flat but have a normal caliber size. No mucus observed. I get bloating often, more so lately and seem to have a great deal of gas. Feels like I need to go often but donít or rather pass gas and donít actually poop. Occasionally get nausea, especially after I poop. No abdominal pain ever, and somewhat more tired than usual but no extreme fatigue. Overall. All of these symptoms come and go. Sometimes Iíll go several days with normal poop and no nausea. Then it comes right back. Colon cancer runs in both sides grandfathers but one was disgust 57 the other not until his 90s

    I am 39. Father and brother both have ibs and day they get a lot of pain. I donít.

    Any suggestions or thoughts???

    Much appreciated!
    Last edited by po18guy; 05-27-2019 at 11:18 PM.

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    Administrator Top User lisa1962's Avatar
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    Sorry you find yourself posting here on a cancer forum. We can not speculate the cause of your worries as only a medically trained professional can evaluate, run test's if deemed necessary.

    You are following the correct course of action so make the appointment, follow through with your physician.


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    That's why you they are given you a test , see what's going on up in your colon. IBS, irritable bowel is a lot more common than cancer is, especially for someone as young as you are. But, by all means, have the test. If the doctor sees something suspicious while he has his scope up there, he'll snip off a sample, send it off to the pathology lab. You will know quickly enough for sure. Whatever it is, they'll have a treatment plan ready for you. GI symptoms are very common.
    Nov 2013 PSA 4.2 Biopsy Jan 2014- 1 core positive, 20% Gleason 6, doctor highly reco'ed robotic RP - 2nd opinion at UPMC April 2014, put on active surveillance. 2nd biopsy Feb 2015, results negative. PSA test Feb 2016, 3.5. 3rd Biopsy Feb 2016. 3 positive cores less than 5%, Gleason 6. Octotype DX done April 2016, GPS Score of 24--rated "Low risk". PSA test 8/2016, 3.2. PSA test 1/2018 2.2 (after 7 months of proscar) PSA test 7/2018 2.3, PSA test 7/2019 2.0

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    Super Moderator Top User Baz10's Avatar
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    As others have said.
    Get the colonoscopy done as your symptoms cover several digestive problems, not necessarily colon cancer.
    Keep in mind 80% of Colorectal cancer is diagnosed in people over 60 years old.
    Good luck and let us know how you get on.
    Diagnosed stage 3 March 011
    Radical resection April 011
    Restaged 2b April 011.
    12/09 Colonoscopy clear but picked up hospital infection.
    Aorta & femoral arteries occluded.
    Clot buster drugs put me in ICU with internal bleeding. 9 blood units later they got it under control.
    Aortobifemoral surgery 5th May. yughh.
    PET scan indicates clear
    DEXA bone scan clear
    13/5 CT showed "unknown" but no concern from docs.
    Inguinal lymph nodes and severe groin pain.
    Ultrasound and MRI show no nasties. Pheww
    Groin pain and enlarged lymph nodes still there.
    October -still the same pains but under semi control.
    Additional chest CT scan ordered for 11th November prior to surgery.
    Sinus surgery done and dusted.
    July 2014 PSA at 5.10. 2months of antibiotics in case of UTI, jan 2015 PSA at 7.20, 23/08 now 8.2, current 8.1
    Prostate Cancer confirmed Gleason 3+Marginal 4.
    Active surveillance continues.
    PET CT Aug 2017 indicated lung nodule changes
    CT Guided biopsy 7/09
    November 1 Vats Wedge section pathology Glomulated previous infection
    no Cancer.

    Not all's rosy in the garden, but see following.
    Stop grumbling Baz, your still alive and kicking so far.
    Age and illness doesn't define who we are, but more what we are able to do.
    Do what I love doing, when I can until I can't.
    and dodging bullets in the meanwhile, too many bullets at moment.


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