Here are my symptoms: I would associate chronic dull left side pain for years with my endometriosis, so I did not think much of it.
I have normal stools on some days mixed with constipation and diarrhea on other days. I am taking Vesicare, which causes constipation, and contributed to my symptoms to the medication, and dehydration at times.
I have not noticed any blood in my stool. My stools look ordinary at times, but also look different on the days I have diarrhea or constipation as expected.
I have an appointment with my general practitioner in three weeks. Given the recent awareness nationally regarding colon cancer, do you think it is fine for me to wait for my appointment? I am not in any distress. I guess I am just having some anxiety as I never considered colon cancer as a potential diagnosis, given my symptoms. If anything, I thought I might have IBS.
Can you provide any insight into the difference between colon cancer versus IBS?
Do most patients experience bloody or dark stools when having colon cancer?