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Is sharp left abdominal pain for 10 months a sign of colorectal cancer?


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Published At March 1, 2024
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Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am a 40-year-old male experiencing sharp pain in my left abdomen for the last 10 months. Could this be related to colorectal cancer? I have not consulted a doctor yet. Please help.

Thank you.


Welcome to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern.

Colorectal cancer (cancer that begins in the colon or rectum) is unlikely, given the absence of weight loss, anemia, loss of appetite, or intestinal issues over the past 10 months. I suggest an ultrasound of the entire abdomen. Gallbladder and kidney stones are common causes of such pain. I suggest a diet with less fat and smaller meals, including a one-hour daily walk. These are recommended initial steps.

I hope this helps.

For further inquiries, feel free to consult me at icliniq.com.

Thank you.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah
Dr. Arshad Hussain Shah

Medical oncology

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