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Hi, apologies in advance for the essay. I am so worried about my mum, she is 61 and a couple of months ago her tummy ballooned, not gradually but almost like an instant bloat. She could pass as pregnant. She was a good girl, and with my insistence, visited the doctor. I was outraged when my mum returned home from the doctor, who had felt her tummy, told her it was fat and that she needed a personal trainer!!! She didn’t order one test and just sent her away! Mum felt bad enough about her bloat as it was, but to be told that just knocked any confidence left out of her. Mum eats healthier than me, salads, fruit, rarely drinks and still works in a physically demanding job!
Fast forward to now, Mum has other symptoms, she wees more at night and gets tired more, she gets on/off shooting pains in her tummy, dizziness sometimes and headaches. The bloat is still there too and actually has got bigger.
After 2 more trips to the dr a ca125 blood teat was ordered as well as another cea test. The results were ok, however the bloating is still there. Dr has now referred for an ultrasound and prescribed laxido as things mum is severly constipated. She does go but normally like rabbit droppings.
Mum had a clear stool sample test last year. Her bloating never goes away.
This is getting mum so down and me so worried. I am so so scared, worried, anxious. My dad passed away from cancer nearly 4 years ago and I can feel that awful feeling in my tummy rising. My mum is my best friend and I am so scared for her. I have of course googled and cannot find any other explanation for her symptoms. I am still so angry about the first doctor and the fact that she didn’t investigate at that time.
Thank you for reading and sorry for rambling x
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