Posted , 5 users are following.
I've been poking around this site for quite some time and decided to go ahead and create my own post.
I've had a hiatal hernia for quite a while, but due to abdominal pain I've been having for quite some time, I had an endoscopy in January. That reconfirmed my HH, and also diagnosed gastritis and esophogitis. Some benign polyps were also removed from my stomach (likely related to being on Omeprezole for so long).
My abdominal pain though, has continued to radiate from my solar plexus area into the right side of my abdomen under my right ribs. I have an ultrasound of that area scheduled for tomorrow, but I'm not sure it will show anything.
I didn't tie together other symptoms until literally today... but I've noticed lately that I am much more belchy than I usually am... my stools sometimes have mucus in them. And sometimes when I feel urge to go, it is pain as I can feel the stool descending lower I've also lost a considerable amount of weight without trying over the last 6 months (about 10lbs, I'm down to 115, haven't been that low since high school).
I had a colonoscopy about 6yrs ago where they removed some benign polyps. Clearly I should have one again, and will be scheduling it ASAP. I just have myself convinced that I have colon cancer.
I will say that I have VERY bad anxiety, and in the past when my anxiety gets really bad I experience extreme weightloss and bouts of diarrhea. So it's hard to tell if similar symptoms are related to the stress/anxiety I've had lately, or something more.
Has anyone experience similar symptoms that did NOT turn out to be a death sentence?? I have been obsessing over this for days and REALLY just want to enjoy the weekend with my husband and young girls!!!!
0 likes, 9 replies