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Posted on Fri, 4 Jan 2019 in Digestion and Bowels
Question: Hi. I'm a 25 year old male with a vegetarian diet from birth. Been very active physically and into sports.

From past 4 months, I've been having flat stools consistently. I've taken at home FIT test 3 times in the past 3 months and it's been negative all 3 times. My weight has been almost constant from past 6 months. However from past 2 months I've been feeling feverish (no fever actually) and fatigued every day. I've been having chest tightness and excessive burping as well. I've not had any abdomen pain as such though.

In the past 4 months I've also had an array of tests done:
Blood tests, echo, ekg, CT scan abdomen, thyroid test, ultrasound abdomen, endoscopy, pulmonary function test. They've all been normal.

Really worried could it be colon cancer? :( :( I've scheduled a colonoscopy for XXXXXXX 14 2019. But it's like a month away.

Any help would be appreciated!
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 31 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It sounds completely benign

Detailed Answer:
Hi Ujjwal,

What you describe sounds like a malabsorptive or inflammatory condition. What types of endoscopy have you had performed? Gastroscopy or colonoscopy? And with or without biopsies?

I can assure you, that you do not have colorectal cancer.

Have you had fecal cultures for e. coli, yersinia, salmonella, clostridiae, etc.?
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Follow up: Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 6 minutes later
Thanks doctor for the reply!
I've got an endoscopy done without biopsy though.

Getting a colonoscopy done on January 14 2019.
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 42 minutes later
Brief Answer:
It is important to rule out malabsorption

Detailed Answer:
Hi again,

It is important to rule out malabsorption, and that is best done by gastroscopy with biopsies. The colonoscopy you are scheduled for should also be with biopsies.

Cancer is virtually impossible my friend.
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Follow up: Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 5 minutes later
Thank you so much Dr! that does bring relief to me! Yes, the gastro doctor mentioned they will do a biopsy during the colonoscopy
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Answered by Dr. Anders Mark Christensen 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Great to hear

Detailed Answer:
I am glad to hear it. Feel free to write to me again after your colonoscopy if you have further questions.

Best wishes.
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