• Lower left side pain

    Asked by Floridagirl6 on Sunday, January 14, 2018

    Lower left side pain

    I had Stage 2 colon cancer surgery in March 2016. I am now experiencing discomfort/pain in my lower left side of my abdomen- near my hip. I am not constipated. I do have thickening in my sigmoid colon which appears stable. Has anyone experienced this? Should I contact my primary care doctor or my doctor at the cancer center?

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    • Floridagirl6's Avatar

      I did not have chemo after my cancer surgery. My CEA never indicated cancer. Last CT scan in August 2017 indicated thickening in the sigmoid colon, but the report said it was stable. I am most definitely not constipated. I have several loose stools daily.

      about 1 year ago
    • Skyemberr's Avatar

      I had pain there and it was a crecurrence. Definitely see the doc. Probably colonoscopy time but it is what it is
      They said I had clear margins there but I guess the cancer was still lurking in my case.

      Good luck! Let us know what happens!

      about 1 year ago
    • BeckyTice's Avatar

      OH and be careful with what you eat.... when they start taking out portions of your colon, they decrease your ability to properly absorb the nutrients in food.... That doesn't mean you'll loose weight.... it means your body will try to make up for the deficiencies and you may even gain weight and loose energy.... your fingernails and toenails might edge up and your hair might go limp.... one goal [besides making yourself cancer free] is to be able to get off pain medication at the end and the other would be to eat right to live not merely survive. You can do it.... your doctor has all kinds of information.

      about 1 year ago

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