What are Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms? List from Cancer Survivors

The below is a list that has been posted by the bloggers in this cancer community. There are 7616 cancer fighters that are members here. This is what they said, not what the doctors or nurses will tell you.

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Colon and Rectal Cancer Symptoms

What Colon and Rectal Cancer Survivors said about their Cancer Symptoms.

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!!
nausea, anxiety,
Blood/Mucus in Stools, Extreme Fatigue, Abdominal Bloating, Thin stools/ Gas/ Pain
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.
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
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, pain
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...
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...
Constipation, bleeding
nausea,abdominal distension,pain,obstruction
blood in stool, mucus, did not feel like I was completing bowel movement
Constipation, stomach blotting, bloody stool, tailbone pain, buttock pain.
large lump in rectum/anus with diarrhea
Extreme change in bowel habits leading up to complete constipation (blockage) and weight loss
Bloody stool then total constipation
Extreme Fatigue
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
Had none!
Rectal bleeding, fatigue, low back pain, left hip and sciatic pain.
Abdominal pain,rectal bleeding,bloating,loss of appetite
Burning, blood in stool.
bleeding, extreme pressure in lower gut, significant weight loss and fatique
blood in stool, lose bowel movements, tried, dull pain in my lower right back.
Change in caliber of stool, constipation, blood in stool
bowel obstruction
Constipation, thin stools, sometimes blood
Large bleed, loud bowel sounds, mucus
Abdominal pain
tumour removed
Stomach Ache, Intestinal Obstruction
weight loss, blood in the stool
Only anemia.
Blood in urine, then had colonoscopy and told me I have stage 3 rectal cancer.
Harsh Bowel Movements, weight loss, poor appetite, blood in stool.
Pain in right side
Pain, but overshadowed by fear, despair, and anxiety.
My colon cancer diagnosis began with abdominal pain, skinny stool and bloating.
Pain defecation
Diarrhea. Bad stomachs pains. Vomiting.
Blood in stool, change in fecal shape, change in bowel frequency, sensation of need for bowel movement without actual need
Change is bowel habits, constipation, mucous and blood in stool, hair loss and anemia. Was told it was hemorrhoids for two years after complaining they found celiac disease and said that is your problem.
Bleeding per anum
Bleeding from Bowel. Bloating, nausea, anemic
Fatigue, reveal bleeding, bloating, smaller stool, weight gain (opposite of the usual symptom)
The very first symptoms which is what would lead to my diagnosis, was weakening in my legs which after a short time led to complete numbness and inability of function from the bottom of my ribcage down, I couldn't walkor stand, I couldn't urinate, deficate, nothing. There was a lot of pain in my back where the cancer had spread to a vertabrae in my spine and basically turned it to what looked like oatmeal on the cat scan. After being flown to UCSF for emergency spinal surgery my pain has been down, ive regained some feeling and strength in my stomach and legs, I cannot walk but I am hoping that is something I can work towards, I can use the bathroom normally at least, I am blessed for that! I've experienced pretty excruciating bloating, and inability to pass gas which has seemed to be relieved after starting chemo.
Extended Abdomen, Pain, Blood in Stool, Hemoglobin extremely low
Pain, Fatigue,
Not feeling well,no energy,right lower quadrant pain
Rental pressure and pain
Small Amt of rectal bleeding low iron
Blood in stool
nothing much. Feel great on raw food diet and exercise program
Blood in stool
Changing in stool pattern, bleeding
pain discomfort intestinal issues
Recital bleeding, pain
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