Hello Guys! Need your advice here

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Miguel
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Hello Guys! Need your advice here

Postby Miguel » Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:49 pm

Hello!

I am a 32 year old male from the Philippines and was worried hell because of ONE INCIDENT of rectal bleeding (bright red blood) about 20 months ago (December 26, 2016 - before my wedding). This happened after a long night of drinking beer with friends.

Fast forward to now - I do not have any rectal bleeding for 20 months and the incident did not happen again.

I have no any other symptoms = no pains, no bleeding, no weight loss etc. I go to the gym and workout for about 2-3 hours a day for 3-5 times a week.

My stool are mostly Type 6 mushy stools (not all liquid and haven't been constipated for as long as I remember) and I go once a day. I also want to point out that I drink a couple of beers everyday just to relax myself after working.

Sometimes, I do have pencil like stools specially when I force myself to poo. And I also have a feeling that I want to poo but takes long (started just a few days ago due to reading colon cancer experiences)

Please give me some advice, I am just worried because my grandmother (died) and uncle (recently) were both diagnosed with Colon Cancer at age 60+.

Thank you so much for the help!

Mike

KimT
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Re: Hello Guys! Need your advice here

Postby KimT » Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:21 pm

We are not doctors. We are colon cancer survivors or loved ones of survivors. We cannot speculate on your situation. If you are concerned about your stools, you should see a doctor. Good luck.
2/10 dx colon cancer
right hemicolectomy 3/19/10
Stage 2a 0/43 nodes
Lynch syndrome
3/14/10 colon resection/ removal of metal clips
Nov 11 dx ovarian cancer

DarknessEmbraced
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Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Hello Guys! Need your advice here

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:33 pm

I would see your doctor. Good luck! :D
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17

Nohogirl
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Re: Hello Guys! Need your advice here

Postby Nohogirl » Tue Oct 16, 2018 2:21 pm

It doesn't sound anything too concerning. But since you have a family history of colon cancer you should get checked for your own piece of mind.
Good luck to you.
04/18 DH 49 diag.stage 2A T3N0M0 rectal cancer moderately differentiated.
05/18 chemorad. (Xeloda) 28 days
08/18 Surgery- 24 cm including entire rectum out
Stage II T2N0M0 moderate to poorly diff. adenocarcinoma
0 of 15 lymph nodes
No PNI
No LVI
Clear margins
Regression Grade 3
10/29 Started Folfo

AppleTree
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Re: Hello Guys! Need your advice here

Postby AppleTree » Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:36 am

When you see your DR, be sure to stress the family history of colon cancer. Really, the best way to find out is through a colonoscopy. You might just have a polyp that needs to be removed. Then keep up with the schedule for continued colonoscopies. If it is something more serious, the earlier you are diagnosed and start treatment, that is good for you.
Diag Feb 5, 2016 Age 45
3 cm tumor 5 cm from verge
Radiation + Xeloda pills - 3000mg 5x week
3/14 - 4/16 - 25 sessions
Shrank just over 50% L nodes 0/13
Remove rectum with temp Ileo 6/17
Reversal 7/20 due to infection
Acute hepatitis August. Chemo cancelled
June to September 2016 - 58 days in hospital

2017
6/16, MRI shadow in lung
Pet - 6.6mm Met in Upper right lobe
7/30 VAT surgery Mass General/Boston
8/24 port
8/30 - 4/28 Folfox. 12 rounds
2018
June CT shows new lung Mets.
July PET...CLEAR!

Lee
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Re: Hello Guys! Need your advice here

Postby Lee » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:48 pm

Chances are you are okay, butt anytime you have blood coming from your rectal, it should be checked out. You need a colonoscopy. And yes, let your Dr know colon cancer does run in your family.

Good luck, let us know how it goes,

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

DarknessEmbraced
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Joined: Sat Nov 01, 2014 4:54 pm
Facebook Username: Riann Fletcher
Location: New Brunswick, Canada

Re: Hello Guys! Need your advice here

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Tue Oct 23, 2018 12:14 pm

I would ask for a colonoscopy due to your family history. Good luck!
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17


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