This is Dr David
pain in the lower abdomen tends to be from constipation
or diverticulosis or colitis
have you had any constipation?
colon cancer would be very unlikely at your age
runny stools would be from a bowel infection
like a clostridium difficile bowel infection
or possibly colitis or irritable bowel syndrome.
you should see your GP and get your stools tested for infection.
and you can try using Imodium to slow down your bowels
and eating more constipating foods like cheese, rice, bananas,
to slow your bowels down.
food poisoning can cause loose stools
and viral infections can cause loose stools as well.
for a short period of time.
usually these symptoms get better with time and go away.
if it is just from food poisoning or a viral infection.
then it is time to see your GP about it
and get some stool testing for infection.
and possibly go on prescription medications or Imodium regularly to slow down your bowels
you also need to be checked for glutten allergy
this called celiac spruce disorder
where patients are allergic to glutten wheat protein
and can cause loose stool.s
yes, unlikely to be from bowel cancer.
I am a cancer doctor.
do you have any other questions?
it could be an infection or IBS.
cancer would be unlikely at your age and with these symptoms
much more likely to be bowel allergy like lactose allergy or glutten allergy
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