Bowel disorder

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These are the symptoms that I have been having.

loss of weight (0.6stone)

loss of appetite and energy

diarrhea (dark brown /black) in colour



and for some reason, strong indigestion which has been that strong, I have been getting pain in the following; upper right chest and back also upper right arm and armpit.

My doctor has put in an urgent request for a colonoscopy. Has anyone have any idea as to what I could be facing?

Finally, I have been having a little problem with my internet, so please bare with me in any feedback...thxs

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    Hi mark.

    Sorry to hear that. 1st thing I would say is don't read things online or work yourself up. Go to NHS website for colonoscopy advice.

    I have had one. You don't get put to sleep but you do get made verrryyyy drowsy. You really won't know anything different. You can even choose to look at the screen. A chance to see your inside. I wish I looked more I've polycystic ovaries in end had to have hysterectomy. My 17 years of not knowing what they were I wish I looked at the screen. The most important thing is don't work yourself in a state don't listen to horror stories. The drinks are not nice and yes stay near a toilet!!!!! It will be empty your bowls when it starts to pass water. Once it's done I think the colonoscopy itself takes 20 min if there is a major issue you will know.

    The specialist was in room with mine. I distinct remember them pulling polyps off. Not everything is cancer. What your describing has still does happen to me..

    Some tests have shown nothing polyps we're just that.

    Everyone I get a scan or internal or when I had hysterectomy every specialist has mentioned I have build up even showing the scan. Mine sometimes comes out in balls like a rabbit or white or black heavy won't flush. In the meantime do as your gp has asked. I really do hope you get the answers your looking for. Please don't start thinking worse it could all just be happening at once ☺

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    Hi again don't forget everyone circumstances are different age lifestyle etc urgent could be if your at a healthy bmi and it could put you at risk or other risk factors I hope speaking about it is making it easier and I don't mind if you reply to let me know how you are good luck
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    Hi Mark, it cold be crohns or ibs. I hope you find out what's wrong after your colon
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    i had a colonoscopy yesterday, not , but please do request strong sedation. I found the preparation worse than the actual procedure. thankfully all was Ok which is a relief. Good luck.
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