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Hi everyone. I'm a 25 year old XXXXXXX male who

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Dr. Deepak Sundriyal


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Posted on Thu, 20 Dec 2018 in Cancer
Question: Hi everyone. I'm a 25 year old XXXXXXX male who has been a vegetarian all my life. No family history of cancer.

From past 4 months or so I've been having flat stools, excessive burping, shortness of breath and chest tightness. I don't have pain or uneasiness while taking a dump, nor can I see any blood. I took a FOBT test 2 months back and it didn't detect any blood.

However I've been having a few other symptoms also like weakness at times, headaches at times, abdominal pain at times. I've been monitoring my weight and it's been around the same in the last 6 months.

I've got a multitude of tests done in the past 6 months including:
Blood tests, chest x-ray, abdomen ultrasound, abdomen CT scan, ekg, echo, endoscopy (which detected very tiny superficial gastric erosions), ct-angiogram

For the gastric erosions, I was given a h.pylori antibiotics kit for 14 days and in those 14 days my burping and shortness of breath almost went away with chest tightness still being there.

I'm really worried that could it be colon cancer?? Specially coz of the flat stools.. also I take a dump like 3 times a day..

Any help would be appreciated.. Thanks!
Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 34 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hello. It is not the case

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. I have gone through your query. So , i dont think u have anything which is suggestive of cancer or say colon cancer in particular.
You are just too much occupied with your thoughts and that is what harming you.
Symptoms of colon cancer include prolong constipation, bleeding, weight loss ,anemia, pain. Either one or more may be present.
Colon cancer usually occurs after the age of 50 years , another reason not to suspect cancer in you.
Thanks and regards
feel free to ask further
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Remy Koshy
Follow up: Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 34 hours later
Thanks for the answer!
I'm still not feeling well though. From past 2-3 weeks I feel tired almost the entire day, I get pain(feels like there's a cut) at times in lower right and left abdomen area. I've been having flat shaped stools also from past 3 months or so.
I'm really worried.
Answered by Dr. Deepak Sundriyal 8 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hello. It may be just irritable bowel

Detailed Answer:
Hello dear. So it may be just irritable bowel which gets subside with time or may require few drugs like normaxin. Its a benign condition and nothing to worry about.
Thanks and regards
Feel free to ask further
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