It’s important to now, patients may be asymptomatic. You may have NO symptoms whatsoever, especially early on.
Symptoms may include:
Blood in the stool
A change in bowel habits from what was previously normal for you (new constipation, thin stools, stools that are harder to pass, anal leakage, incontinence, etc.)
The sensation that you cannot completely empty your bowels
Abdominal pain, cramping, fullness, gas or bloating that won’t go away
Unintentional weight loss
Iron deficiency anemia (This is a red flag symptom and always needs evaluated by a medical professional!)
Unexplained fatigue, weakness, shortness of breath, a generalized feeling of just not being well
Fevers, chills, sweats, and/or night sweats
Back pain that keeps you up at night and/or doesn’t go away.
If you have any concerning symptoms whatsoever, schedule an appointment with our office for a comprehensive workup and to discuss whether colonoscopy or another test is right for you!