Sudden weight loss. Sign of colon cancer? - Online Doctor Chats
Please proceed with your query
I understand your concern
May I know your weight now?
And also your height
No, I do not think there is any high risk of cancer existence in your case
no i have not
Was it done anytime earlier?
i have never had one
ok, weight loss in a persistent finding in any cancer
It starts as an early process and is always present in cancer
You seem to have normal weight now
So, that rules out any presence of cancer
i have gained weight over the years but like i said about 8 years ago i did loose weight without any cause but since then i have gained weight through the years
Yes, 8 years ago, how much of weight did you lose and over what period?
You were probably 22years old then, right?
8 years ago i lost about 10 or 15 pounds, but since then i have gained about 40 to 50 pounds and yes i was 22
ok, and may I know the duration or the time span within which you lost these many pounds?
i lost them in about a month or 2 if i am remembering right it has been a long time
i don't remember if i was eatting as much either
or being more active
May be you were more active, did you have any illness at that time like Typhoid or any infectious illnesses?
i don't remember if i had an illness or not it was not tyhoid though, i just was not sure if weight loss was an advanced sign of colon cancer
No, weight loss per se is not an advanced sign of colon cancer
There are other important signs like
XXXXXXX blood in stools
Irregular bowel movements
constipation and loose stools alternatively
does my weight loss from 8 years ago sound like it could have been from a cancer since i have gained weight over the years
problems with eating
i am always hungry
Also, weight loss is an accompanying sign
Are you able to digest the food normally?
Do you have irregular bowel movements?
what do you mean
Means to say that, do you pass motions normally?
sometimes i get constipated with darker stool but i eat a lot of fast foods no fruits or veggies
no heaviness in the chest
Is there a family history of colon cancer?
what i know by now this is from 8 or 9 years ago
Mr. Ed I feel the chances of you having a colon cancer is minimal
However, your eating habits needs to be changed
do u usually gain weight with colon cancer
You may go in for a routine colonoscopy too
No, with any cancer, none gain wieght
There is always weight loss with cancer and as also in colon cancer
well like i said i have been gaining weight every since 8 years ago
You need to eat lot of fruits, vegetables and fresh fruit juices
That is normal then
okay i will change my diet then
That will be an ideal plan for you
You may request for a diet consultation on our website if you wish to
okay well thank you
Alternatively, you can also visit your dietician
Is there anything else I may help you with?
that is it thank you
Thanks for consulting me
Have a good day
and take care of your diet
Wish you good health
i will thank you
Bye for now
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