The problems of the digestive tract usually occur in adolescence and from the first symptom we have attended, this Sunday, March 31, is celebrated World Day of Colon Cancer, a disease that is often confused with colitis due to its symptoms.
The symptoms of colitis can be confused with colon cancer, which in recent years has been increasing not only in Mexico but throughout the world, according to information from the oncologist surgeon of the digestive tract department of the Institut National Cancerology (InCan), Itzel Vela Sarmiento.
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Symptoms of colitis
- Diarrhea (in some cases it presents blood or pus)
- Abdominal pain and colic
- Indentation in the rectum when evacuating
- Feeling eager to evacuate and not be able to
- rectal pain
- Uncontrol in weight
In the case of colon cancer, they do not always present symptoms, but the constant bleeding when defecating may be an alert signal. In any case, it is advisable to visit the doctor to perform the necessary tests and submit to the appropriate treatment.
Symptoms of colon cancer
- Constant bleeding in the rectum
- Weight loss
- Very thin stool
- Recurrent and / or permanent abdominal inflammation.