Colorectal cancer symptoms

Colorectal cancer may not cause any symptoms, especially in its early stages. While some symptoms might be due to other causes like hemorrhoids, diarrhea, infection, or irritable bowel syndrome.

There may be no symptoms!

See your doctor if you are experiencing the following:

A change in bowel habits

Changing bowel habits include diarrhea, constipation, narrowing of the stools, and/or feeling like your bowels are not completely empty, even after having a bowel movement.

Persistent abdominal discomfort

Abdominal discomfort can cause feelings such as pain, nausea, cramping, bloating, and/or feeling unusually full, even when you haven’t eaten much.

Rectal bleeding

You might notice bright red blood.

Weakness and/or fatigue

Weakness and/or fatigue may be a sign of colorectal cancer and may be accompanied by anemia or a low red blood cell count.

Unexplained weight loss

You should always seek medical attention if you are losing weight for no known reason.

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