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I’m 29 years old, and have been having digestion issues for years. I put if off out of embarrassment, and now things are unbearable so I’m finally seeing a GI this coming Tuesday. I have severe constipation and internal hemmorhoids (grade 2), along with pencil thin stools at times (and all other kinds of weird shapes), and I am absolutely terrified that I’m going to have colon cancer, mainly because here lately I’ve had weight loss and nausea. My boyfriend thinks my weight flunctuation is “normal” because my appetite is all over the place and I’m stressed, but of course I’m not convinced.
The only thing I’ve had done so far as testing so far was a CT scan at the ER. I’m not anemic, there was no inflammatory process in my bowels, and they said there was no “mass” on the scan. They tried to calm me down by saying my chances of having colon cancer at my age are “slim to none.” That’s all I have to make me feel better as of right now, but that’s obviously not much. There was so much stool in me that I don’t know how they would have been able to see a mass if there is one.
I’m so scared of any procedure and/or test they are gonna want to run on me and am also just terrified that it’s gonna be too late to fix me since I let this go on for so long without getting it addressed. I don’t know how to calm down or stay positive. Any thoughts, comments, or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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