It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Cancer: Colon Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-16-2006, 10:21 AM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 31
Earl Quastie HB User
Symptoms consistent with Colon Cancer/ Polyp + family history

Almost two years ago, I felt a sharp pain as I went #2 and saw blood in the stool (as in, a part of it).

The blood continuted and off for the next six months, I told my parents about it and even showed them it and they said it was nothing. During a physical I told my doctor about it and she saiid it was a fissure, which made sense cosidering the sharp pain. It hasn't occured since until today (I'm 16 now).

The last two days I've had pain in my lower left abdomen and just now noticed blood in my #2's.

Yes, I could ask my parents to take me to the doctor, but...

1) My dad is already fighting colorectal cancer as it is.

2) THey both have labeled me as a neurotic hypochondriac, despite that these symptoms are concerning.

Are these symptoms serious enough to ask to see a doctor, especially with a family history of Colon Cancer?

Last edited by Earl Quastie; 06-16-2006 at 10:25 AM.

 
Old 06-18-2006, 10:47 AM   #2
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 140
july181998 HB User
Re: Symptoms consistent with Colon Cancer/ Polyp + family history

Hi Earl,

Please schedule an appointment to have a colonoscopy ASAP, and don't allow others to talk you out of it. Maybe it is hemmroids, but who's to say without having a colonoscopy. Make sure you tell the GI specialist about your family history of CC, and that your father currently has cc.

Good luck, and keep the boards posted

July

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 06-18-2006, 07:13 PM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Lexington Park, MD
Posts: 145
christy217 HB User
Re: Symptoms consistent with Colon Cancer/ Polyp + family history

I agree with the previous poster. Cancer is not prejudice, it doesn't care what age you are, I am 29, my mom passed from colon cancer 8 years ago, her father, her sister and brother also passed from the condition, and her older sister had to have surgery for it, but is still living. I am telling you this, not to scare you, but to explain my family history. I have been tested for genetic colon cancer, there are two types FAP, which means you have a ton of polyps throughout your entire colon and HNPCC-hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer, which is the one I have. My geneticist told me you can be a carrier and never develop cancer, for people that have it genetic wise, it is a 50% chance of passing it onto offspring, typically they use a criteria called the Amterdam critieria to categorize people who have a family history of this.

Just because your father has it, which I am sorry to hear, does not mean you have colon cancer with whats going on either, it could be hemorroids. Age is definitely on your side. However, no disrespect to your parents, but blood in the stool is not abnormal.

Some people have been diagnosed with colon ca as young as 21. I emplore you to tell your parents that you need a GI consult. You need a colonscopy to be for sure to find out what's going on. I started getting screened at 18 because of my mom's history. Blood in the stool can be from a number of reasons, ulcers, stomach problems, etc., but I would advise you to follow up and get a GI consult ASAP.

Do keep us posted on what happens, Good luck and try not to worry, I know easier said than done.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
Tubular adenoma surgery ascending colon w/ Ileocecal valve Janatee Cancer: Colon 17 04-29-2011 01:54 PM
Colon Polyp and Symptoms apklemp Cancer: Colon 2 05-15-2009 08:19 AM
Can I rule out colon cancer with my symptoms? Robbie44 Bowel Disorders 8 05-20-2007 07:39 AM
Family History of Colon Cancer Red_roni_4 Cancer: Colon 5 11-27-2006 05:12 AM
LeslieTOO-Genetic Colon Ca christy217 Cancer: Colon 7 06-22-2006 10:29 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added




Top 10 Drugs Discussed on this Board.
(Go to DrugTalk.com for complete list)
Aspirin
Ativan
Coumadin
Demerol
Lomotil
  Morphine
Nexium Potassium
Tylenol
Xeloda







All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:08 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.com™
Copyright and Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!