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Probability Of Having Colon Cancer At 21?

Postby Dax » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:31 am

So I've struggled with constipation for literally YEARS. Once when I was 8 I went three months without having a BM and I was on all sorts of laxatives, the dr's didn't even really seem concerned, nor do they now. This is my second pregnancy and as everyone knows, constipation gets worse during pregnancy but this time I can't go AT ALL without the use of an enema or suppository.

The dr told me to change my diet so I cut out fats, loaded up on fiber and cut out caffeine. I started taking three colace capsules a day as well and increased my water intake but NOTHING! I do have hemhroids so that causes blood sometimes (I know blood in the stool is a sign of colon cancer) as well as pencil thin stools (which I DEFINITELY do not have!) but I get sick from the constipation. To where I'll lay in bed all day miserable until I give myself an enema and get it all out.

I have only pregnancy medicaid and I'm going to ask my dr about a referral but he's been really non chalont about all my problems this pregnancy and I don't have the money to shell out for a gastro at the moment I was just wondering if anyone had any insight?

Other than the constipation I'm a healthy, active 21 year old female. 5 foot even, 100 pounds, no other health problems and I didn't have any complications with my first childbirth.

Thanks for answers!
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Postby Coll » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:35 am

If you haven't tried changing your prenatal vitamins/ iron suppliments that is something that you should consider.
Other than that stick with a plain warm water enema as needed.
Sometimes just a few ounces is enough to get things moving, even if you have to do this every day or every other day.
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Postby Devereaux » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:36 am

Active red blood on the stool is most likely the hemorrhoids.
As for the enemas, I hope these are warm water enemas not the disposable Saline enemas.
The saline enemas contain sodium phosphate laxative.
Continued use can lead to laxative dependence and because it is an osmotic laxative it can also lead to renal disease.

Take a fiber supplement every day, drink 6 to 8 glasses of water per day ("but you don't understand the bladder is already making me pee more often").
You need water to keep the stool soft.
Exercise by walking briskly 20 to 30 minutes per day.
Exercise stimulates peristaltic contractions necessary for producing the urge to have a bowel movement.
Eat 4 prunes daily as the fructose and fiber will have a natural laxative effect.
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Postby Scott » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:40 am

I too have suffered from Constipated issues for 35 years. If nothing is working for you, you should consider asking your doctor for a colonoscopy so they can get a better look at what's going on in there.

For now, try 1 mug of Hot Prune Juice...that will cure your constipation
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Postby Rab » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:44 am

It's very, very unlikely that you have colon cancer. My friend was diagnosed with it at the age of 34, and she has been made into a case study since it's so rare to have younger patients with it.

That being said, something is obviously going on. I would look into other issues - such as Chron's or UC or IBS. Try to adjust your diet to eliminate gluten, just to see if that could be it. Also, write down any pain you're having. Time it out.

Whenever you do have the money, see you GI specialist for further insight. Be prepared though - they will likely want to do a endoscopy.
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Postby Brodi » Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:48 am

loosen up. basically using fact something is incorrect does not mean this is maximum cancers. Your symptoms are additionally symptoms of quite some different issues. this is far extra in all probability this is those different issues, than that this is maximum cancers. you're catastrophizing. See a gastroenterologist and get some tests performed. this is extra in all probability you have irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, or something like that.
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