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Symptoms of Gastrointestinal Cancer

  • Vomitting

It occur when there is obstruction in the gastrointestinal tract. Obstruction distal to the bile duct opening causes billious vomitting. Obstruction proximal to it causes non-billious vomitting.Primary stomach cancer or small bowel cancer casues vomitting due to intrinsic mass which compromise the lumen. Gallbladder mass can cause external compression over the duodenum and antro-pyloric region resulting in gastric outlet obstruction

Gastrointestinal
GI Cancer Symptoms
  • Dysphagia

Early and Common symptom of esophagus cancer. In patients with esophagus cancer patients have initial dysphagia to solid foods and gradually progress to liquid. This progressive dysphagia is indicative of any progressive mass lesion in the esophagus which is compomising the esophagus lumen and causing dysphagia

  • Jaundice

It occur when there is obstruction in the Common bile duct. Most common symptom of hepato-biliary gastrointestinal cancer symptom.This obstruction can be intrinsic due to bile duct cancer. It may be extrinsic due to external compression such as Gallbladder mass or pancreatic head mass causing external compression over the CBD. patient present with features of obstructive jaundice such as pale colored stool, dark urine and pruritus.

  • Melena

It is passage of black tarrish colored stool. Melena indicate slow bleed in the GI tract. This bleed can originate at any site along the GI tract. Cancer stomach and peri-ampullary cancer and right sided colon cancer have a tendency to bleed. Sometimes patient have occult bleed and present with feature of anemia such as weakness/tiredness

  • Hematochezia

It is the passage of fresh blood per rectum. symptom of lower gastrointestinal tract cancer that is colo-rectal cancer

  • Anorexia and Weight Loss

These are common symptoms of any malignancy in our body

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