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This situation has been disturbing me for the past month. I never was afraid of having scary illnesses before as i had no reason to worry. It all started around a month ago. For some reason after i went to the bathroom i checked on my stool and it had a pale yellow color. I couldn't remember myself having pale stools before so i decided to check ok the internet, what was causing it. There i read that it could be a sign of very serious conditions like pancreatic cancer. I started panicking. This also made me more cautious of other symptoms. Everytime i feel something wrong with my body, I immediatly start thinking about having some sort of cancer. Even though my stool color normalised after 2 days or so, i started having thinner stools than normal and so I looked it up on the internet again and this time i read that it could be colon cancer. I went through the same thing again, thinking about the disease everyday. The anxiety became more apparent and so my dad decided to take me for a visit at the doctor. I had an abdominal ultrasouund done after I told my symptoms to the doctor. He checked everything from pancreas, stomach, kidneys and intestines, and he told me that there was nothing abnormal and everything was ok, and told my dad that those symptoms can be caused by anxiety. This visit was about a week ago, and I also had blood and urine tests, which turned up to be completely normal too, but I still feel anxious. I feel like an ultrasound is not able to detect cancer, or I feel like the doctor probably missed something. I don't like this feeling, I don't know what to do. My parents have tried calming me down, telling me that everybody can experience my symptoms, and it shouldn't necessarily be linked with serious diseases. I don't know, these words only calm me down for a day or a couple of hours, then i get back to thinking about my potential diseases.
I am a 17 year old boy, with no previous cancer-related deaths in my family. Both my mom's and dad's family have been very healthy, and only natural deaths have occured. I feel like I will be the first in my family to lose my life early, and these thoughts of having a terminal illness are destroying my life. I really don't know what I can do about it.
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