Get your Health question answered in 3 easy steps
A Doctor will be with you shortly
Ask a Doctor Now
152 Doctors are Online

Frequent bowel movements, oily yellow stools with blood. Colonoscopy normal. Symptoms of colon cancer?

Hi, I m a 38 year old female that has been having around 8 bowel movements a day! They are yellowish normally and really like oily looking... I m worried about this and now I have blood in my stool and when I wipe. I had blood work done around 2 yrs and my markers for colon cancer came back high so I had a colonoscopy done, that came back normal. I m really worried because I ve bn having this issue minus the blood for over a year.
Asked On : Sun, 31 Mar 2013
Answers:  1 Views:  28
Report Abuse
Share on Facebook
Share on Twitter
Share on Google+
Question is related to
Medical Procedures
Medical Topics
General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hi and thanks for the query,
Numerous bowel movements as you describe require a more critical view. Other courses of these bowel movements should be considered. Gall bladder dysfunction and analysis of bile salts and liver function are very necessary. Especially in women, gall bladder disease could present with such symptoms. Other metabolic disorders and mal absorption disorders, food intolerance are all possibilities. Consulting gastroenterologist for an abdominal ultrasound and appropriate metabolic disease testing (diabetes, liver function tests, Gamma Amonio Butyric acid for liver function, Bile salts testing and an abdomianl ultrasound could be very useful.
Thanks and best regards,
Luchuo, MD.
Answered: Sun, 31 Mar 2013
I find this answer helpful

3 Doctors agree with this answer

Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]


Loading Online Doctors....
© Ebix, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
All the information, content and live chat provided on the site is intended to be for informational purposes only, and not a substitute for professional or medical advice. You should always speak with your doctor before you follow anything that you read on this website. Any health question asked on this site will be visible to the people who browse this site. Hence, the user assumes the responsibility not to divulge any personally identifiable information in the question. Use of this site is subject to our Terms & Conditions
Already Rated.
Your rating:

Ask a Doctor