Bowel cancer: 'Air bubbles’ in urine could be among key signs the tumour has spread

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When pain is characteristic of bowel cancer it often is achy or cramp-like or feels similar to bloating.

If the pain is persistent, or if any other changes in bowel movements become chronic, it is advisable to get them checked by a health professional.

“A lot of symptoms of bowel cancer aren’t exclusive to bowel cancer, but if you continue to experience them for a period longer than three weeks then you should contact a pharmacist or your GP,” added Miss Guerrini.

The longer the bowel is left to contend with swelling, the greater the risk of further complications, such as vomiting.

Ms Guerrini added: “Bowel cancer can cause swelling in the abdomen, meaning that any food that you eat goes straight back up.


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