What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.
IBS for 4 years
I was having some weird pains in my rectal area, wasn't sure if I should be alarmed but I had some polyp history a few years prior. When the bleeding & mucus started passing I knew something was really wrong.
blood on the stool and rectal pain
pressure, feeling like u have to use restroom all the time. Shape and texture difference,blood , then abscess developed.
Ascites, stomach cramps and changes in bowels.
Change in bowel habits, rectal bleeding.
Change in bowel habits. Severe anemia (fatigue, rapid heart beat, etc.)
Passing blood and lower back pain
Blood in stool, then indentation in stool. They call it ribboning. I had no other symptoms or signs.
Blood in stool and loose stool
Very Tired, and sometimes pain, from ordinary exercise
severe stomach pains - have had colonoscopies for the past 4 years and nothing was discovered.Doctors removed gall bladder thinking that was the problem(had a small stone) but discovered colon cancer during operation and consequemtly resected colon
alternating bouts of constipation & diarrhea
off and on bouts with diarrhea and lower abdominal pain
Low-grade fever, anemia, side pain, fatigue
fatigue, blood in stool
i lost a lot of blood and had my prolapse back in dec of 2009. i lost my appetite and did not eat normally. most of my symptos also came from being anemic
None - Was out for a days fishing in the Gulf when I about had a heart attack and had to have a stent put in (98% blockage) - the blood thiners caused me to have internal bleading, and stage 3 colon cancer was found. Good thing I had heart problems or it would have not been found before it had spread more.
Blood in stool, weight loss, tiredness/low energy level
Constipation, pain in my left side. I actually gained weight. I am a little disappointed as most people lose weight.
Bloated, blood in stool, bleeding from rectum.
He had no symptoms. On July 1, 2011, he texts me from work that he has stomach pains. Told him to come home that we were going to an Urgent Care. When we got their they did blood work (came back find), they did xrays (showed a couple of findings, recommended a CT-scan), when the CT-scan came back it showed something on his Colon and possible met to the liver. We decided to call an ambulence and take him to the hospital, since it was a long weekend.
None, found on a routine colonoscopy.
sleeps alot probably due to pain meds, balance, nauseau, gas, bloating, weak,
Not normal bowel movements (small, loose stools) with the need to go often but no results; bloody stools; sometimes bloated feeling but not always; 20lb weight loss over one year (and not trying to lose weight).
My side affects consist of sharp pain on the the right side of my abdomen and sharp pain in my rectum area
Rectal bleeding and clots, blood in stool, weak, tired and pressure/pain on lower abdominal area, uncomfortable @ times in recal area, pressure in rectal area, skinny (pencil like) stool.
Blood in my stool, increasing to passing blood clots in place of stool.
Changes in digestive system caused me to see my doctor. Thank God!!
Blood/Mucus in Stools, Extreme Fatigue, Abdominal Bloating, Thin stools/ Gas/ Pain
Diagnosed FAP, untreated.
Blood in stool, pencil thin stools, rectal pressure - feeling as if not completely eliminated, lower pelvic area tenderness, tired, occasional rectal itching, cramping/and occasion lower abdominal pain.
For the colorectal: mucus in stool, feeling like bowel was always full, bloating. For current problems... None.
Initially, I lost half of my blood supply to a hemorrhage. Now it is just fatigue.
Rectal bleeding, mucus in stools, fatigue, abdominal cramping, shortness of breath.
Lower abdomnal pressure and pain when having bowels movements, diarreh/hard bowels movements at the same time. Began drinking nutritional drinks for food.
slight bledding, vague abdominal pain
at the beginning, just abdominal pain, nothing else. Took 2 years to diagnose.
right sided abdominal pain and spasm, feeling like constantly needed to pass stool, fatigue, weight loss- 8kg in 1 month
Change of bowel habits, bleeding, bloating, tiredness. Diagnosed as IBS!
Only symptom was some crackling when exhaling when I layed down to sleep.
Obstruction of bowels, extreme pain-fading in and out
Very Strange Bowl movememts at first, then bloody stools with mucuos, excessive gas and bloating,all this took place in the time span of about 8 months. NEVER HAD ANY KIND OF PAIN, scarry part.
Irregular bowels/constipation. Feeling of "sitting on something." ***Weight loss***
blood in stool.incomplete bowel movements.pain.
Weight loss. feeling cold, change in bowel movements, bleeding
Blood in stools,Mucus, Passing Blood clots,racing heart,feeling dizzy.
bloody defacation, pain at the tailbone and really bad vapors.
Colon cancer: bowel discomfort and bloatedness for some weeks, sudden sharp pain at one point. Smaller/thinner stool, darker in colour. Spinal cancer: compression of the tumour on the nerve causing great soreness and pain on arms and hand. Section C7 reflects the left hand, while section T2 reflects more or less the right hand. The soreness and pains can get so bad that you cannot move your arms. Prolonged compression on the nerves can damage the nerve permanently, and if the tumour eats away the bone, the spine may collapse and result in complete paralysis...
Had IBS for many years and in 2010 felt bloated and pain in right side under ribs. Sept 2010 experienced 2 bouts of very bloody diarrhea in one day.
Fatigue, Sore Throat and mouth, numbness (possibly from the first Chemotherapy), irritation, hair loss, watery eyes and nose, weight lose etc...
Rectal Bleeding, not normal bowel movements, mucus type, severe bloating
None initially for 4-5 years. Dizzy spells, heart palpitations, fatigue....all chalked up to work stress. First doc said I had vertigo but that didn't feel right. Physical resulted in severe anemia diagnosis and a subsequent upper and lower GI. Confirmed stage 3 colon cancer immediately.
Having bowel movements often..especially after eating. It was like I could never finish...bleeding...pain in rectum area
Constipation, irregular BM
Severe weight loss in very short time
Blood in stools,painful bowel movements,change in stool ,change in bowel movements and fatigue
Cramping pain bloating gas bleeding when using the restroom weight loss and very anemic due to that had heart palpitations tiredness felt faint
Bowel changes, pelvic pain, weight gain, severe fatigue, later found palpable mass in lower right quadrant.
Consitpaption than abdominal pain in December 2011,
I had none, just really tired and occasional stomach pain in different areas, occasional diarrhea or constipation
Irregular bowl habits. Difficulty emptying bowls.
Weight loss, loss of appetite, fatigue...
Blood in the stool, stomach issues (initially diagnosed as IBS) then pain
blood in stool, mucus, did not feel like I was completing bowel movement
Rectal bleeding that my gynecologist said was “probably hemorrhoids,” lower back ache, occasional diarrhea.
blood in stools,abdominal pain
Constipation, stomach blotting, bloody stool, tailbone pain, buttock pain.
Didn't have very many. Starting vomiting after meals a few weeks before I went in to Urgent Care. Ended up having a gallbladder attack that they did an ultrasound for. That's how they discovered the lesions on my liver.
large lump in rectum/anus with diarrhea
Stomach pain rectal bleeding
Extreme change in bowel habits leading up to complete constipation and weight loss
Bloody stool then total constipation
Severe pain in lower right leg.
diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss
Fatigue for several months. Occasional blood in stools. Bloating
Extreme fatigue, abdominal bloating, diarrhea
Pre-diagnosis: very tired, flu like symptoms, blood in poop
Started with prostate 3 years ago, been diagnosed every March for the past 3 years with cancer, latest as of 3/14 with colon cancer/carcinoid tumor found
Polip tumor in sigmoid colon
Occasional blood in stool, continuous undiagnosed bowel issues
Constipation, bloating, blood on stool
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