Hi, I'm a 26 year old male. My grandma died of stomach cancer recently. Well, I have felt this pain in my right side, it's not severe just a discomfort. Anyway, I got a CT scan and they just found a kidney cyst in my right kidney. So I followed up with my doctor and got an ultra sound they confirmed the 7mm kidney cyst and don't believe that it's causing my pain. At the same time when I got the CT scan they gave me a blood test and urine test which stated everything was good. I have sometimes noticed blood in my stool and narrower stools. My bowel movements haven't changed much not really constipated or having diarrhea. I still have the pain in my right side sometimes mainly only when I'm sitting it has gotten much better. I thought it was because I have started doing the treadmill but it doesn't really feel like a muscle pain. I'm just wondering if I should ask for a colonoscopy from my doctor. The pain has been going on for about a week now. I thought the CT scan would show any type of colon cancer, could be wrong though. Thank you!
I get CT scans and MRI's and I dwas put through a Octritide scan. Not sure if I spelled that right. Lol. The CT scan I get has the contrast! Blah! They make you drink a "berry smoothie", gross. My doctor prefers the MRI, he says it shows more. They scan my chest, abdomen and pelvis every other month. I wish you luck.
It's better to be safe than sorry and I'm sure that's what the doctor is thinking. It's better to know. I went years without knowing. At least you have a doctor that is concerned and willing to go the extra mile.
I was told that colonscopy is the most accurate tool to find out whether you have colon cancer or not. CT and MRI can give you a sign, but not definite. Also, if you have blood in your stool, it might be due to hemorrhoids. When I was diagnosed with colon cancer, my stools were black. Hope all is well with you.