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Query about colon cancer - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Colon Cancer
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User :   hi
Doctor :   The diarrhea could be due to super infection due to clindamycin
User :   ok
User :   so what do u advise
User :   I am worried and I have gone through all the test
Doctor :   you will be given extra fifteen minutes as there was a technical error
Doctor :   I need more time to answer you
Doctor :   Please answer my previous questions
Doctor :   Are you there?
User :   yes
User :   after recharding
User :   please ask again
Doctor :   What was the problem for which you consulted
Doctor :   initially?
User :   a swelling in my cheek
Doctor :   How many months did you have this loose stools?
User :   8 months
Doctor :   Do you smoke or chew tobacco/drink
alcohol/Any illicit drugs? If yes how much/
how often and how long?
User :   smoke
User :   quit in november but 2- 3 cig a day
Doctor :   Do you have history of Allergies/ Diabetes/
High Blood pressure/ Thyroid/ Heart disease/
Asthma/ paralysis /Breathing problems?
User :   no
Doctor :   So currently from when you do not have loose stools?
User :   I am living healthy normal life , before this news
User :   novemeber it got better, in dec i have heard this news about the person, I went to a doc he suggested me colonoscopy without any blood test
User :   I got more worried and gone to my GP he suggested me these tests
Doctor :   What other symptoms do you have?
Doctor :   Weight loss?
User :   only slight mild pain in abdomin specially on right side, no cramps, and now a days a sensation in my anus
User :   no not at all
Doctor :   Ok
User :   no fever
Doctor :   It could be inflammatory bowel disease
Doctor :   or colon cancer
User :   ok
Doctor :   You need to get a colonoscopy if this continues
User :   how much time I should give my self to check
User :   is it not related to anitbiotic
Doctor :   If a doctor has suggested colonoscopy suspecting cancer then you must act immediately
Doctor :   If it was related to anitbiotic then it wont last so long
Doctor :   It is most probably IBD
Doctor :   Inflammatory bowel disease
User :   no he suspeted psudemembranous colitis and he said it may be the reason
Doctor :   Yes it could very well be so
Doctor :   psudemembranous colitis again is a cause of antibiotic
User :   i have just seen the blood once yesterday in stool
User :   all other blood tests are ok
Doctor :   Your concern now should be in getting the colonoscopy done as that is
Doctor :   the only way anybody can confirm a
Doctor :   diagnosis,
Doctor :   untill then we can only guess
User :   If i want to take some time befor going for this invasive procedure
User :   i am afraid other complications due to sterlization
Doctor :   It is only going to make things easier
Doctor :   nothing to be afraid of
User :   so many thanks for now, If i want to contact you again
Doctor :   Please do get back
User :   doc what about ESR and CRP, those are very normal
Doctor :   ESR and CRP are very crude tools
User :   if it could be cancer than will not be raised or not
Doctor :   they must have been increased in case of infections or inflammation
User :   not the cancer ?
Doctor :   but the absence of their rise has little significance
Doctor :   Please dont be bothered about it
Doctor :   colonoscopy is the conclusive tool
User :   ok than thanks
User :   BYe
User :   thanks for the information
Doctor :   welcome happy new year wish you good health
User :   :) Thanks and Happy new Year
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