Sep 09, 2013 - 11:00 am
I know it's a pretty gross topic, but I thought this would be a good place to ask. Anyway, I should first say that I'm not especially concerned about this. The only reason why I'm asking is because my mom had colon cancer at 42, and now she has it again (you may have seen my thread).
I read that "pencil stools" are a sign of colon cancer, but mine aren't really pencil thin, and they don't happen all the time. There are a lot of times where I go to the bathroom and at the bottom of the toilet bowl there are a dozen 1x2 inch or so nuggets. I don't ever notice anything unusual about them other than their size. Other times when I go, I have "normal" stool. Is this worth getting checked out? I'm 22, and my doctor told me I should get my first colonoscopy at 30. I know none of you are doctors, but it's worth asking about.