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Forum Name: Colon and Rectal Cancers

Question: ribbon stool


 Gwiz - Wed Jul 25, 2007 10:42 am

For the past 4 months my stool has been ribbon in shape. Occasionally I see blood on the tissue and have abdominal pain on my left side. I have also seen a significant decease in energy. Should I be concerned about colon cancer?

Age: 46
Sex: Male
Major Medical History: Testicular Cancer - Age 26
Medications: Advil (back/neck pain)
 Debbie Miller, RN - Mon Jul 30, 2007 1:53 am

User avatar You would be wise to get a colonoscopy screening test. I am not saying it is likely to be cancer, but you are about the age where you should begin to get these screenings anyway and it could put your mind at ease on this question as well. Spasms or obstructions can cause this kind of change so you want to be sure there is not something in the colon causing this.

Best wishes

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