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DrRussMD, Board Certified MD
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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: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 years ago.
Have you had a colonoscopy?
When, and what finding?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.


Expert:  DrRussMD replied 4 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.


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