- blood in stools
- narrower than normal stools
- unexplained abdominal pain
- unexplained change in bowel habits
- unexplained anemia
- unexplained weight loss
James T. Sing, DO
- internal medicine
Location and Office HoursScott & White Temple Gastroenterology
2401 S 31st St
Temple, TX 76508
- BlueCross BlueShield
- BlueCross BlueShield of Texas
- First Health
- Great-West Healthcare Cigna
- Scott & White Health Plan
- United Healthcare
- Providence Memorial Hospital
- Scott & White Memorial Hospital
What are some of the early warning signs of colon problems?
Grace H. Elta, MD, Gastroenterology, answered on behalf of American Society for Gastrointestinal EndoscopyColorectal cancer is often present in people without symptoms, making prevention and screening for colorectal cancer very important. A polyp may be found and removed even before it becomes cancerous or presents with symptoms; once symptoms appear, a colonoscopy is performed to aid in diagnosis, rather than screen for disease. The following signs or symptoms, however, might indicate colorectal cancer:Helpful? 1 person found this helpful.
Why does my stool sink?
Patsy Catsos, Nutrition & Dietetics, answered
Stool sinks or floats depending on how much air (gas) it contains. If there is little or no gas trapped in the stool, it sinks. If it contains a lot of tiny gas bubbles, it floats. The amount of gas in your stool is affected by the foods you eat, the types of bacteria that normally live in your gut, and how long it takes food to move through your system on its journey into the toilet bowl.
We used to think it was the fat content of stool that predicted whether it would sink or float, but scientists thought of a clever experiment to sort it out. They used special equipment to remove all the air from stool, and it sank every time, no matter how fatty it was.Helpful? 3 people found this helpful.
How are gastrointestinal tract birth defects treated?
Atlanta Gastroenterology Associates answered
Most often, gastrointestinal tract birth defects are treated through surgery. A hole may be closed or a blockage may be removed. In some cases, such as when the bile ducts are destroyed, a transplant may be necessary.
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