Possibility of Colon Cancer from Crohn's?
Well, I've been diagnosed with Crohn's Disease for about eight years now. The last Colonoscopy I had was about three years ago. Lately, I've been dealing with a lot of unexplained weight loss(which could be a cause of me on Adderall.), my bowels have changed dramatically(one day I'll be constipated, then the next I'll have diarrhea), always fatigued(with my Crohn's I've always been very fatigued but for about a year it got better. I also have depression so I don't know if it's that, but I will end up going to sleep at 10pm, sleep all day, and all night and wake up at 5pm, then go BACK to sleep at 10 and do it all again, WHILE taking adderall.), I've also had BAD cramps, which I usually only get within the first day of my period, and now I've just had it even before and after weeks of my period) and for a while I thought I had hemorrhoids(causing me to look up how to treat it, which made me come across me possibly mistaking them for colon cancer. I looked up how you could tell the difference, and the blood is in my stools, and not just with me wiping. Then after a week, it all just went away, which told me it was not one.) I've always been really stubborn when it came to me taking my medicine, and when I think about it. I haven't taken my medicine normal or frequently within about two years. also have a history of my relatives dying of Colon Cancer and having IBS/Crohns. Please help. Is there any possibility for me to have it?
Re: Possibility of Colon Cancer from Crohn's?
Hi..when's the last time you had a colonoscopy? It's good to have them regularly....at least every 3 years if all biopsies are clear of dysplasia or that one has no polyps.
Since you have a family history, you would be best to get an appointment with your GI and discuss your latest symptoms. They may be just CD related, but you should at the very least line up a c-scope to ease your worries about any cellular changes. Make sure your GI KNOWS about your family history with colon cancer.
What meds are you using for CD? and why is it that you're not using them?
Hang tough...your symptoms may be CD related, hemorrhoid or fissure related....but you should be checked out regardless.
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