How Dense Are Your Stools During a bowel movement? Could be a sign of colon cancer

Suara.com – Colon cancer is a general term for cancer that starts in the colon. Depending on where the cancer started, colon cancer is sometimes called colon or rectal cancer.

Colon cancer symptoms can be subtle and not always painful. In addition, the signs and symptoms of colon cancer depend on the location of the cancer in the intestine, and whether it has spread to other places in the body.

Due to the initial location of cancer in the inner lining of the intestine, many symptoms first appear when going to the toilet. According to the Manchester Surgical Clinic, a decrease in the caliber (thickness) of stool, or stool, is a “classic” warning sign of bowel cancer.

Other classic warning signs include:

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Illustration of a bowel movement (Unsplash/Giorgio Trovato)
Illustration of a bowel movement (Unsplash/Giorgio Trovato)
  • Worsening of constipation or diarrhea
  • Blood in feces
  • Loss of appetite
  • Losing weight
  • Nausea or vomiting.

To overcome this, the National Health Service recommends seeing a GP if you have any of the symptoms of bowel cancer for three weeks or longer.

According to the agency, when a person first sees a GP, they will ask about your symptoms and whether you have a family history of bowel cancer.

“They will usually perform a simple examination of your lower abdomen, known as a digital rectal examination (DRE), and examine your abdomen.”

This is a useful way to check for lumps in your stomach or lower part (rectum).

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