Rectal Cancer

Rectal cancer is cancer affecting the rectum. The risk factors are aging, diet, and a family history of colorectal cancer. Initially, they do not cause any symptoms. It is diagnosed by screening. The signs and symptoms are changes in bowel habits and rectal bleeding with blood. Rectal cancer can be managed by surgery, chemotherapy, and radiotherapy.

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I am an OCD patient, and I get goosebumps or acne-type feelings inside my rectum. What does it indicate?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 51-year-old male with no health issues except some OCD problem (I am taking Prodep 20 mg every day). I have a habit of cleaning myself after my toilet by putting my washed finger inside my rectum to clean any leftover feces. Unless I do that, I feel uncomfortable, and this h...  Read Full »


Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query, and I will guide you.  Read Full »

What is the best treatment for stage 3 colorectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I have attached the CT report of my mother. Could you please verify the reports and suggest the best treatment for her? Thanks.  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you must be very upset while seeing these reports. The CT (computed tomography) scan findings are raising the possibility of colorectal cancer, although it needs to be proven in the biopsy (attachments removed to protect the patient’s i...  Read Full »

My husband has cancer in the lungs three years after the removal of rectal cancer. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, My husband, three years ago, had rectal cancer removed with no treatment, and now two spots in the lungs are cancer. He is 52-year-old. I was wondering what type of surgery or treatment might be needed? Kindly give your opinion.  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your query, and I can understand your concern. Based on the history provided, your husband had rectal cancer three years ago. For which he had undergone surgery. He did not receive any additional treatment in the form of radiotherapy or chemotherapy...  Read Full »

Why do I have constipation and diarrhea alternatively?

Query: Hello doctor, I had diarrhea two years back, and since then I had gastrointestinal problems. But, I never had mucous or blood in the stools, so I thought it is because of IBS and did not take any medication. My stool test reports showed no signs of parasites or any other organisms in the stools. Lat...  Read Full »


Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks a lot for the detailed description of your problem. I think you have the following issues. The blood in stools that you are describing appears to originate from some disease in your rectum or sigmoid part of your large intestine. Few drops of painless blood in sto...  Read Full »

How common is rectal cancer recurrence?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 64-year-old female, operated cancer breast and cancer rectum. I completed the treatment for breast cancer. I underwent neoadjuvant CTRT and anterior resection with covering ileostomy for cancer rectum. I completed adjuvant chemotherapy and ileostomy closure done. My CT thorax sh...  Read Full »


Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your reports, your mammography is normal. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). CT (computed tomography) shows retroperitoneal lymph nodes and multiple hypodense lesions. Chances for breast cancer recurring after 10 years are usually unlikely. W...  Read Full »

How to differentiate between prostate cancer and rectal cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, My uncle has been diagnosed with cancer. I am looking for treatment options and advice from an oncologist. The current doctor who has been treating him has suggested we stop all treatment as he may not have much time left. I am looking for other options or opinions this is what one o...  Read Full »


Dr. Bharat Bhushan Jain

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the reports. (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It is quite sad that your uncle has advanced stage of cancer. As you asked me how to differentiate between prostate and rectal cancer. There are three possible ways. 1. Serum PSA (noninvasi...  Read Full »

Can chemotherapy cause emboli formation?

Query: Hi doctor, The patient has stage 3 rectal cancer. He had brachytherapy radiation last summer. Through surgery, they removed the rectum, surrounding mesorectal fat and involved lymph nodes. Pathology declared radiation to be a complete response and no cancer found. FOLFOX chemo has begun before 14 mo...  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H. Muddegowda

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Yes, it appears to be secondary to chemotherapy induced thrombosis. It is usually secondary to development of venous thrombi usually in deeper veins of the legs. Prolonged bed rest could be an additional factor alon...  Read Full »

Do my symptoms mean cancer?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 24 year old female. I had an anal fissure a few months back due to constipation and it got healed with medication. For a week, I have constipation due to the change in my diet and lack of water intake. Whenever I had a bowel movement, I would get some prickly sensation in the anal...  Read Full »


Dr. Geetha Priyadarsini Kamminana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms of constipation associated with pricking pain and itching in the anal area as well as blood in stools lead to a unified diagnosis of anal fissure. An anal fissure is a small tear or crack in the lining of the anus. It may occur when passing large or hard s...  Read Full »

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