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Dr. SH
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Can a physical tummy examination give an indication for

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Can a physical tummy examination give an indication for colon or bowel cancers at all ? Eg like a mass
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

NO physical tummy examination usually does not give any indication of colon or bowel cancers.

Masses that these cancers produce are very deep and cannot be felt on tummy examination.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ok my mum has ferritin of 8 and hb 10.6 are these falls common in these cancers ?
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 1 year ago.

Yes these falls are common with cancers but there are heaps of other causes like reduced iron absorption, bleeding from an ulcer in the stomach or the intestine that are harmless can also cause such a problem.

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