What Were Your Initial Symptoms? How Did You Know Something Was Wrong

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Colorectal Cancer does not cause symptoms right away, and the symptoms that it initially causes may not alarm individuals to seek further medical advice.

Some of these initial symptoms - that may not cause one immediate alarm - could be a change in bowel habits: diarrhea, consipation, etc; a feeling of needing to have a bowler movement; and cramping or abdominal pain.

However, there can often be other symptoms.

 

What were your initial symptoms that made you question that something may not be right?

After your initial symptoms, how soon did you begin to seek medical advice?

Beginning of the discussion - 12/1/18

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I had diaredia and losing weight drastically it voes up and down I've been on radiation treatment and are going through second round of so . chemo I've do you three so far put me in the hospital two times for c colostomy I've also had two pet cat scan waiting for Dr to come this morning Angela faubion

Thanks

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As @Hidden username‍  said diarreia was a first sign, but the major sign was when it turned into passing blood... the exams were basically confirmation of what the doctors already said was likely.

Surgery led to need for another surgery to fix an issue that arose with my bowel. 

Thank you for sharing Angela.... how did your recent cat scan go?

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It went well nothing came back just waiting to start on three more chemo treatment hopefully and doing another cat scan next month some time I'll let you know where it stands ok hope all is well with you Angela
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For me I had no symptoms at all and even had a colonoscopy done eight years before showing nothing.

Then I thought I needed to have a bowel movement but when I sat on the toilet blood poured out. I couldn't stop the bleeding and quickly felt like I was going to pass out. A tumor had grew so large it ruptured my colon causing me to bleed internally.

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I started losing weight was at 146lbs and had diahreea and saw a doctor was very small in stomach they said I was lucky to have  gotten that far they recommend a colostomy test and the results confirm that I had rectuall cancer stage 4going through next chemo treatment asoc next tuTuesT don't know how many but their going to do another cat scan and find out what is going on with my tumor and tissue inside of tumor Angela

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@Hidden username I pray it all goes Good for you. Please let me no what your test results show.

Alyce Thorning

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I'm doing 12 more chemo treatments and in between the treatment I should have another pet scan some where along the line hope it hasn't changed yet thanks angelworm