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Bowel Cancer

Bowel cancer is a generalized term used to describe tumours that grow in large intestine. It is characterized by three main symptoms such as persistent pain in lower abdomen, haematochezia, and persistent change in the bowel habits. The treatment mainly includes surgery, chemotherapy, and targeted therapies.

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Please suggest ways to remove excess abdominal fluid in a colon cancer patient.

Query: Hi doctor, My aunt has colon cancer for the past three years. She has a tumor of 8 cm. As all other organs are not compromised, she stopped with the chemotherapy like one year ago. Now, she has peritoneal pseudomyxoma and ascites. In the hospital, the doctors say that the liquid in her abdominal cav...  Read Full »

Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hello, Welcome to In the case of concerns regarding the spread of the tumor, a trial of albumin and furosemide, which are diuretics, can be administered intravenously in a carefully monitored setting. Meanwhile, oral diuretics can also be considered, such as Furosemide and Spironolacton...  Read Full »

Why have I had lymph node enlargement for the past four months?

Query: Hi doctor, I have left supraclavicular lymph node enlargement of around 0.39 inches in size over four months. I have body pain and occasional low back pain. I have pain in areas such as my shoulder, right groin, and hand under the elbow and sometimes feel difficulties in my chest. Only one lymph nod...  Read Full »

Dr. Prakash. H. M.

Answer: Hi,Welcome to on your queries, my opinion is as follows:Lymph nodes in supraclavicular areas are usually due to infection from surrounding areas. The possibility for cancer is if it is enlarging or very hard or if there is another cancer in the body.Usually increasing size in the a...  Read Full »

What causes blood and mucous in stools?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 22 year old female. My height is 5 feet and 6 inches, and I weigh 60 kg. A few days back, after dinner, I passed stools and while flushing, I found the stool to have mucous and blood. When I attempted to clean the anal region after defecating, I found all three tips of my finge...  Read Full »

Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Following are the possibilities according to your complaints: Acute dysentery. Piles (hemorrhoids). Inflammatory Bowel Disease. You need to consult a doctor for physical examination. You will need proctoscopy (medical examination of the anal cavity with a thin tube). I...  Read Full »

I found blood in my stool. Is it a sign of bowel cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 30 year old woman. I found blood in my stool this morning, for the first time in life. I am sure that is not period. Is it a sign of bowel cancer?  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Majid Hanif

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I assure you not to worry a lot as things can be settled with proper care and follow up. There are some reasons for fresh blood in stools, with stools, before or after stools other than menstrual blood.First of all, it may be hemorrhoids. You may have felt some dilated...  Read Full »

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