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2. Diarrhea

Diarrhea is another warning sign of colon cancer. Furthermore, diarrhea is especially telling because it is usually one of the first indications that there's something wrong with your colon. If you experience diarrhea for more than a few weeks, you should consult your doctor. Colon cancer causes diarrhea because the tumor obstructs the bowel, altering the digestive process. Besides diarrhea, you may also experience frequent gas, pain in the abdomen, as well as vomiting. More than 90 percent of patients with colorectal cancer have a combination of symptoms like diarrhea, abdominal pain, and blood in the stool. It's important to consume plenty of water to stay hydrated. Diarrhea can cause dehydration very fast.

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