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My bowel has been tender and sore for about a week. No problem

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My bowel has been tender and sore for about a week. No problem with constipation or diarrhea, normal stools. I stopped eating dairy products yesterday, just having water and toast to try and eliminate the bug, if that's what it is. Not pain just tender and aching.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.
Hello
Have you had a colonoscopy?
When, and what finding?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

No

Expert:  DrRussMD replied 3 years ago.

OK then this is a serious situation potentially.

 

We screen for polyps and colon cancer at age 50, 60 and 70.

 

So you are way behind.

 

Possibilities here are Diverticulosis Irritable bowel Colitis Polyps Cancer.

 

I would arrange immediately for a colonoscopy as this will diagnose which it is.

 

If this pain continues and increases you need to go right to A and E.

 

Use reply to let me know if you have further questions. Please to not forget a positive rating.