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I'm sorry to hear about this situation
Do you take any medication?
Just birth control
Okay, any blood in your stool?
sometimes a little mucus but not a lot
Okay, this may be IBS, but you should have a CT scan of your abdomen and pelvis with oral and intravenous contrast, this will show any diverticula or possible inflammation if they are present
Do you think there is any concern that I would have a tumor in my colon or colon cancer?
No, I don't think there is any concern for either
Also, can coffee or alcohol cause pale colored stool?
Pale colored stool can be caused by either of those, and is not a symptom that is diagnostic of a particular condition
Ok thank you, XXXXX XXXXX wanted to make sure I should be worrying about a tumor or something life threatening.
You're very welcome
I don't think you have to worry about anything serious
If you still have questions on this topic feel free to ask
Ok, what would be something alarming to worry about?
as far as your colon and GI tract
Blood in your stool, dramatic unintentional weight loss
Ok thank you, XXXXX XXXXX make an appointment for a CT Scan. Have a good one!
You're quite welcome
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