Many symptoms or signs of small intestine cancer are similar to those of other GI or digestive conditions. Consult your doctor if any of your symptoms include:
- Abdominal pain
- Unexplained weight loss
- Abdominal lumps
- Blood in your stool
Small bowel tumors are difficult to diagnose because the middle portion of the gastrointestinal tract is not easily accessible to conventional tests. Tests may include:
Another newer technology used to discover small bowel tumors is a capsule endoscopy. A specially sealed capsule, the size of a large vitamin, is swallowed and transmits pictures of the gastrointestinal tract as it travels through the system.
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