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Does loose stools/squelching noise around bowel indicate sign of colon cancer?

Hi, I have had lose stools for many years. I am 31. I dont know if it has always been like that but I have noticed my stools are not very round. More oval or flatter. There is lots of squelshing noise around my bowel the last week and lose stools (no blood) sometimes when I eat a big or greasy meal I must rush to the toilet. Are these sypmptoms of colon cancer? As I am not old and no family history. Thanks for your help.
Fri, 28 Aug 2015
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Hello,

Loose stools and undesirable noise during stools are unlikely to be from cancer. It is possible that you have irritable bowel syndrome or a condition like inflammatory bowel disease. If there is no blood in the stool, then the risk of cancer is low.

It is suggested that you consult a gastroenterologist and give a detailed history of your problems and get examined clinically. It might require doing a colonoscopy on you. It is a simple office procedure in which a slender tube-like device with a camera at one end is inserted after bowel preparation and anesthesia and the large bowel is visualized. Any suspicious disease areas will be evaluated and it will provide adequate information on the cause for your loose stools. Please do not worry.


Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Vivek Chail
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Does loose stools/squelching noise around bowel indicate sign of colon cancer?

Hello, Loose stools and undesirable noise during stools are unlikely to be from cancer. It is possible that you have irritable bowel syndrome or a condition like inflammatory bowel disease. If there is no blood in the stool, then the risk of cancer is low. It is suggested that you consult a gastroenterologist and give a detailed history of your problems and get examined clinically. It might require doing a colonoscopy on you. It is a simple office procedure in which a slender tube-like device with a camera at one end is inserted after bowel preparation and anesthesia and the large bowel is visualized. Any suspicious disease areas will be evaluated and it will provide adequate information on the cause for your loose stools. Please do not worry. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Vivek Chail