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Your Colon & Rectum

Colorectal (Colon) Cancer 
Signs And Symptoms

Many people with colon cancer experience no symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Also, colorectal signs and symptoms can mimic symptoms of other problems. That’s why it’s important to get a yearly doc-check.

  • A 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. Try to remember to take a look in the bowl after you’ve made.
  • Persistent abdominal discomfort, such as cramps, gas or pain.
  • A feeling that your bowel doesn’t empty completely.
  • Weakness or fatigue.
  • Unexplained weight loss.

 

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Resources: Mayo Clinic