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i have had diarrhea, narrow stools and stomach cramps for two weeks and I'm scared i have something wrong. i am an otherwise healthy 46 year old woman
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Any fever or abdominal pain with this?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
no fever just gas more than usual and occasional stomach pains
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
im a very nervous person so my head goes to colon cancer because narrow stools and change in bowel situation
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I've never had a colonoscopy

I understand but this doesn't sound like colon cancer to me

It could be a viral gastroenteritis but having gone on this long it's more likely to be bacterial as in E coli, salmonella or C diff

For now you can try oral probiotics, a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar in a glass of water twice a day, plenty of juices and the BRAT diet of bananas, rice, applesauce and toast

But you should see your doctor for an exam and a stool culture since you probably need a course of oral antibiotics for this

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
narrow stools do not mean that i have colon cancer?

No, not if they're just starting to occur--colon cancer doesn't act like that

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
well, i have on and off narrow stools for 2 years now but i imagine i would have more symptoms? what are better indicators that something could be colon cancer? symptom wise just so i can sleep??

If this had been colon cancer for that long you'd have chronic abdominal pain, weight loss, probably blood in your stool and chronic constipation

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
the diarrhea I'm getting on and off is usually after i eat something and then in am its a little better but always back after i eat. slight pain on lower left side also

The other possibility could be an H pylori bacterial stomach infection so you need a stool screen for that and it too needs antibiotics

But nothing you've told me makes me think of colon cancer

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