What Does Colon Cancer Feel Like?

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer include: A persistent change in your bowel habits, including diarrhea or constipation or a change in the consistency of your stool.

Rectal bleeding or blood in your stool.

Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain.

What were your first signs of colon cancer?

Pappou lists early signs of colorectal cancer as being:

  • Constipation.
  • Changes in bowel habits.
  • Diarrhea.
  • Blood in stool.
  • A narrowing or change in girth of the stool.
  • A feeling of incomplete evacuation.
  • Cramping pains.
  • Fatigue.

Is colon cancer pain constant?

Abdominal pain in colorectal cancer is nonspecific. It can be colicky in nature if the lesion is causing a partial obstruction. Otherwise, it can just be constant localized or generalized pain. Other symptoms of colorectal cancer include nausea, vomiting, bloating, diarrhea, tenesmus, constipation, and weight loss.

How do I know if I have IBS or colon cancer?

Colon cancer (colorectal cancer) and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have common symptoms and signs, for example, constipation, the feeling of still having to go to the bathroom after a bowel movement, and changes in bowel movements. Colon cancer causes rectal bleeding while IBS does not.