7 Signs of Colon Cancer You Shouldn’t Ignore

Written by Dr. Veena Madhankumar and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team

Colon cancer has very common symptoms like fatigue, constipation or diarrhea which we experience from time to time. Here are few other symptoms of colon cancer, which we have to be on the look out for.

1. Bloody Stools


Bloody Stools: If you are able to find blood or mucus mixed with your stool often, you might need medical assistance. You might need to go for medical tests to clarify your situation.

2. Anemia

Anemia: Anemia is a result of severe loss of hemoglobin and red blood cells. This results in fatigue, shortness of breath and also turns your skin pale.

3. Unexplained Weight Loss


Unexplained Weight Loss: A sudden and severe loss of weight is always something to be concerned about. This could result in colon or rectal cancer if coupled with any of the other symptoms.

4. Abdominal Pain

Abdominal Pain: If you experience minor discomforts like gas, cramping, bloating and pain in your abdomen, on a regular basis it is time to get yourself evaluated.

5. Constipation

Constipation: Chronic or ongoing constipation persisting for a longer period can be related to colon cancer.

6. Nausea and Vomiting

Nausea and Vomiting: If you experience nausea and vomiting on a regular basis without any specific reason, it can be a result of colon cancer. At times, these symptoms might seem unrelated to your abdomen.

7. Trouble Passing Stool

Trouble Passing Stool: There might be a severe disturbance in your bowel movement. You might always have the feeling of incomplete stool evacuation. At times you might feel the need to pass stool immediately but end up passing no stool.


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