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Old 06-20-2011, 10:07 AM   #1
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20 year old with symptoms

Hi, I am a 20 year old that is worried of having colon cancer. I first noticed changes in my stool a few months ago. I've had health problems off and on..7 surgeries, kidney stones, etc .. nothing like this though. Like I said, a few months ago I noticed changes in my stool..they include diarrhea, being very thin, and last night I saw bright red blood. I also have been having stomach cramps and nausea for a while now. I usually suck things like this up, but I am starting to get worried. I also noticed the symptoms are kind of the same for being lactose intolerant. I do have a history of colon cancer in my family, but it was not immediate family. Not sure what to think...just need some advice! Oh and I do plan on seeing a doctor, just wanted to get some other opinions.

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Old 06-20-2011, 12:45 PM   #2
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Re: 20 year old with symptoms

Hi I wld def go to see a gastroentorologist for advice. But the good news is that if the blood is bright red it's a good sign. Colon cancer normally has dark old blood and not bright red. Bright red normally means it comes close to the anus, so most likely a little tear like a tissue, so I wldnt stress!

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