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I’m 15 years old (16 in six days) and recently I’ve been having changing bowel habits (not going for a few days, then going and my stools being watery and the next being hard and lumpy). Is it rare for a 15/16 year old to get colon cancer??
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Yes and I wouldn't get caught up in the idea of you having colon cancer. I would see your GP.
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There are less serious explanations for what you're experiencing. I'd list some but it'd probably just worry you. Go see your GP as soon as you can.
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(Original post by anonymous11123xo)
I’m 15 years old (16 in six days) and recently I’ve been having changing bowel habits (not going for a few days, then going and my stools being watery and the next being hard and lumpy). Is it rare for a 15/16 year old to get colon cancer??
Yes very rare. What u describe can be caused by so many things. As above, talk to your GP and don’t panic.
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(Original post by anonymous11123xo)
I’m 15 years old (16 in six days) and recently I’ve been having changing bowel habits (not going for a few days, then going and my stools being watery and the next being hard and lumpy). Is it rare for a 15/16 year old to get colon cancer??
I am a colorectal nurse specialist - my job is dealing with bowel cancer. It is very very rare in youngsters. What you may have is irritable bowel. Anxiety makes bowel habits worse and the more you stress, the worse they get.

Go to your GP and ask for a FIT kit ( this looks for hidden blood in the poo) - do not get fobbed off with the FOBt kit - the guaiac test which is redundant now.

This FIT kit is a test you do at home and it looks for hidden blood in the bowel. I am however, 99.99 % sure you don't have bowel cancer though,
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I am a colorectal nurse specialist - my job is dealing with bowel cancer. It is very very rare in youngsters. What you may have is irritable bowel. Anxiety makes bowel habits worse and the more you stress, the worse they get.

Go to your GP and ask for a FIT kit ( this looks for hidden blood in the poo) - do not get fobbed off with the FOBt kit - the guaiac test which is redundant now.

This FIT kit is a test you do at home and it looks for hidden blood in the bowel. I am however, 99.99 % sure you don't have bowel cancer though,
Okay, thank you. I have been stressing so much about my health recently so I think that may be making it worse. Does irritable bowel syndrome cause pain, ‘cause I don’t have this?
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You may have IBS which can be controlled through diet.
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Okay, thank you. I have been stressing so much about my health recently so I think that may be making it worse. Does irritable bowel syndrome cause pain, ‘cause I don’t have this?
IBS causes bloating, floating stools, farting, belching and any number of symptoms. Take my advice as above. Pretty sure you do not have BC
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(Original post by anonymous11123xo)
I’m 15 years old (16 in six days) and recently I’ve been having changing bowel habits (not going for a few days, then going and my stools being watery and the next being hard and lumpy). Is it rare for a 15/16 year old to get colon cancer??
This can be down to how much you drink and how much fibre you have a day. Insoluble fibre adds bulk to your stool while soluble fibre clears you out. Speak to your GP just incase though.
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