The 6 symptoms of colon cancer you may be overlooking
It is the malignant tumor with the highest incidence in Spain. Colon cancer sheds 41,441 cases every year. So much so that according to the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), one in 20 people will suffer before reaching the age of 74. It is not good news, so it is very important to do everything we can to reduce the risks and avoid making an appearance.
Thus, you must pay attention to any symptoms, however small, and in the slightest doubt, go to your trusted doctor to undergo a review. The most obvious is rectal bleeding, but there are other signs that can be more subtle and go unnoticed. The medical publication 'The Healthy' has spoken with various experts to explain when you have to see a doctor.
You feel bloated all the time
Obviously, everyone feels bad every once in a while that makes us feel inflated or gas accumulation, especially if you have swallowed copious meals. If you also notice cramps in the abdominal part, it may also be due to poor punctual digestion.
If you experience some symptoms of anemia, such as fatigue, pale skin or dizziness, it is best to go to the doctor for a review
The worrying thing comes when these stomach pains persist. In that case, you should see a doctor immediately. If you also notice discomfort on the right side of your abdomen that may mean that the tumor has spread to liver, although we should not think so negatively.
You suffer from severe constipation
If you suffer an intestinal "jam" once a month or occasionally, everything is fine. The problem comes when it is timed. If it becomes even more severe and persistent, it could be a clear symptom of colon cancer. The pain is indicating that there is some kind of obstruction, And if you notice that it does not go away and you always feel bloated, it is best that you consider doing a medical check-up.
You easily lose your breath
Another side effect of possible internal bleeding is shortness of breath. If it is not very aggressive, the body will generate more plasma in the blood to avoid losing too much blood fluid, since Stop producing iron or red blood cells. However, this reduces the ability of the blood to carry oxygen, so some difficulty is acquired when breathing.
You have anemia
Anemia is another of the signs that can betray the existence of internal bleeding. If you experience some symptoms of anemia, such as fatigue, pale skin or dizziness, it is best to go to the doctor as quickly as it could also involve a possible problem in the colon. Remember that it is not good for you to be alarmed for no reason.
It is very important that you lend close attention to the bottom of the toilet every time you are going to make your bowel movements, since it is the clearest indicator that you may have a problem in the colon. If your stool looks narrow or thin when it has always been thick, this may indicate a malfunction of the colon caused by polyps. Persistent diarrhea may also be another symptom, but keep in mind that it does not always have to be due to this serious illness.
Rare colored stools
Although the clearest symptom, as we said, was blood in the stoolIn the same way, if your bowel movements acquire a too dark or "tarry" odor overnight, it can perfectly be a sign that there is a problem in your intestines. It could also be caused by an ulcer, but to get out of doubt it is best to go to the doctor as soon as possible and at the risk of the symptoms getting worse.