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Have ongoing gas, bloating, uncontrollable belching. Is it colon cancer?

female 37 5'8 140 pounds. I have had ongoing gas and bloating, uncontrollable belching for 4 years. I have done an endoscopy and I am fine. My dad died 5 years ago of colon cancer. I think it would be a good idea to go for a colonoscopy. Over the last 4 days I have had liquied diareha for 3days, bloating, uncontrollable burping and belching, loss of appetite..what should I do?
Asked On : Sun, 28 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi and welcome to HCM.
These arent usual symptoms of colon cancer or any colon disorder. It sounds like upper gastrointestinal disorder,stomach(GERD,gastritis), duodenum or gallbladder(stones). It is usually recommended to do colonoscopy after 50 age because in younger colon cancer is uncommon. but if you want to be sure you can do it,maybe some diverticulosis, polyp or inflammatory bowel disease may be discovered. Wish you good health.
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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Pediatrician Dr. Imraan Hussain 's  Response
thanks for your quiry at HCM
this is a good idea to go for workup of cancer colon done as early as possible as strog family history is assosiated with it , along with colonoscopy, biopsy some serum markers are also available for this purpose get these done

and let me know
i will be available for your help
wishing you a speedy recovery
take care
Answered: Mon, 29 Apr 2013
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