Can Colon Cancer Cause Watery Diarrhea And Stomach Pain That Comes And Goes?


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James Milford Profile
James Milford answered
Yes, colon cancer can cause diarrhoea and stomach pain but it's usually persistent, not intermittent, meaning that diarrhoea and stomach pains that come and go aren't good indicators of colon cancer. As I am not a medical professional however, I cannot give you a definite answer to your question.

The best I can really do here is recommend that you talk with your doctor about your concerns. They will be able to give you a detailed analysis of your health and determine the cause and nature of your diarrhoea and stomach pains. Furthermore, they'll be able to set you up with a treatment plan. If your condition is more mundane than malignant, then they'll also be able to grant you the comfort of not having to worry about whether you're suffering from cancer or another equally scary disease.

In the meantime, ask yourself a few questions. What have you been eating? Have there been any changes to your diet? When was your last vacation? Did you drink any water from an unfamiliar source? When was your last allergy test? The causes of diarrhoea and stomach pains are many, and can range from food allergies or internal parasites to more serious conditions like celiac disease.

For this reason, it's important that you keep an open mind for now. This will help you calm your concerns until you can seek medical counsel, and it will help you take a less speculative approach with your doctor. Try keeping a diary of what you eat and when your sickness strikes. Make note of any other symptoms you might be experiencing and bring it with you on your visit.

Avoid telling your doctor that you're worried about colon cancer or anything else in specific. Your doctor will do their best work when they only have your symptoms to focus on and don't have to worry about addressing your speculations.

There's little else I can say on the matter, so I'll just wish you good health and a long life!
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Colon cancer is without symptoms until the very final stages.  It is doubtful that you have that.  Diarrhea for  a period of over three months is more likely related to food allergies such as wheat, eggs, milk or to some disease process like celiac disease where your system doesn't process certain nutrients properly.  In any event you need to keep a diary of when you have the worse and most frequent diarrhea and write down what foods you ate  and any other pertinent information as to what other medications you were taking.  Then go see you doctor and get some answers.
Susan Bohl Profile
Susan Bohl answered
Sadly, my sister died of colon cancer.  She had symptoms that she ignored for over 2 years, and was diagnosed going into stage 3.  Watery diarrhea could be a symptom of several things, not necessarily cancer.  If you have watery, bloody diarrhea, it would be a good idea to see a gastroenterologist and have a colonoscopy.  I think that at this point, it would just be a good idea to see a doctor.
Shirley McLean Profile
Shirley McLean answered
It sounds like your body is trying to cleanse itself of some food-borne parasite, water-borne parasite.  Your best bet is to go to your Dr. And bring a sample of the stool you are speaking of so it can be analyzed. With diarrhea going on this long, something definitely is not right. You may have eaten undercooked pork, infected sushi or sashimi, or poorly washed infected raw vegetables.  You may have had well water from an area where there is a lot of wildlife.   You can bring your sample in any suitable container with a top that closes tightly.  A baby food jar would be ideal, or something along that line.  I hope you feel better soon!

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