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Is tailbone pain a symptom of rectal cancer?

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Posted on Thu, 14 Sep 2017
Question: Could tailbone pain be a symptom of recital cancer? I have other symptoms too, looser stools, difficulty emptying, intermittent constipation, some left sided pain (think this could be ovulation pain though) nothing very alarming but some vague symptoms that worry me. I am 41. I thought I had a prolapse but gynie said I don't and to see co-rectal specialist? My doctor says it's IBS he did a digital exam about 3 months ago and anemia tests which were all clear? Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera (29 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Abdominal discomfort

Detailed Answer:
Hello and thank you for asking

If your diagnosis it's IBS than you should not be conserd.If you have anksity than the symptoms would getting worse

Your bone pain for sure it's not from cancer,because you have not this diagnosis.You should follow the advices that your doctor gave you

Regards
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Follow up: Dr. Esmeralda Sera (20 minutes later)
I don't undwrstand your response sorry. I don't have an IBS diagnosis that's my doctors best guess. I saw a gynie for prolapse and he said it's not a prolapse it's a rectal issue. The tailbone pain is new is this a sign of rectal cancer? With the other symptoms it's worrying me? I have a specialist appointment in 2 weeks?
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Answered by Dr. Esmeralda Sera (23 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Rectal issues

Detailed Answer:
Ok
It seams like IBS,but we need to be sure.

I will suggest you colonoscopy at first and than other exams if it's needed.
They are other issues of colon exept cancer
In my opinion your bone pain it's nothing related to the cancer
You should not be conserd before you get the diagnosis
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Please inform me for your situation
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Is tailbone pain a symptom of rectal cancer?

Brief Answer: Abdominal discomfort Detailed Answer: Hello and thank you for asking If your diagnosis it's IBS than you should not be conserd.If you have anksity than the symptoms would getting worse Your bone pain for sure it's not from cancer,because you have not this diagnosis.You should follow the advices that your doctor gave you Regards