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Re: STOOL SHAPE & SPASDIC COLON/IBS

Re: STOOL SHAPE & SPASDIC COLON/IBS

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Posted by Angie E on September 17, 2000 at 22:13:09:

In Reply to: Re: STOOL SHAPE & SPASDIC COLON/IBS posted by CP on September 16, 2000 at 19:30:29:

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: : I have IBS and have had it for many, many years. Since I was a young teen. Im 7 weeks of being 30 now and it just won't go away. Gets a little worst. 3 years ago I was doing some research on IBS. Read somewhere how thin or flat stool is a symptom of colon cancer. Well, Doctor told me this DOES happen with a spasdic colon. I know a specialest told me this and I know a couple others who have said the same thing happens to them.. Are we the only 3 or has anyone else had this happen to them? I have delt with IBS forever. I know that is my problem. But it does linger in the back of my mind as a concern of what if. I plan to go back to the DR. My IBS comes and goes. Sometimes I get it for days, weeks and months of misery. Then it goes away and I have nothing for weeks or months at a time. Always has been this way. He did give me pain killers for the sharp stabbing, labor like pains I get in an attack. The kind that make ya break out in a sweat. It's awful. But my question is, has anyone else had strange stools?

: It seams like all of us have the same problem at one time or another. I had the same thing about 3 weeks ago. I had a colonoscopy and everything was fine. Just spasmic Colen - IBS. If you like to ease your mind, ask your Dr. for such a test. Good Luck, CP.

Same here. I've had it for twenty years and the stools are sometimes very thin or very flat. I'm having a colonoscopy on Thursday, but I've had a lower GI and they didn't find evidence of a tumor. My brother in law died last year of colon cancer and from what I can tell, if you have colon cancer, the diarrhea doesn't stop. And it's usually bloody. It's different for different people of course, but in advanced cases like his was, it was non-stop.
Angie E



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