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I'm 19 years old (turning 20 in August), and I've been having a wide range of symptoms in the past 2 years some of them comes and goes, it all started with diarrhea which was present for almost 3 weeks, nothing really helped with it, it just stopped. After that I've had a quiet few months when I was kind of constipated, meaning I could only pass stool once in every 6-10 days. Nowadays I've been suffering from fatigue, changes in my bowel movements (I mostly have a bowel movement every day), sometimes it is sand colored. abdominal pain which is the 'worst' in my lower right abdominal area. When I feel worse (sometimes I'm kind of fine for 2 weeks sometimes for months), I'll have pain in my lower left abdominal area as well as in my lower right back. 4 days ago I haven't been able to pass stool normally, which means, I could pass gas, and I could pass a stool (thin or ribbon-like, or flat, and small amount), but with a lot of straining, also had nausea, and I didn't want to eat because I was afraid I'd blow up (yeah maybe sounds funny). This morning I had watery diarrhea, and I feel I still have to go to the bathroom. I'm afraid to eat or drink. This happened to me back in January too, was the same, went away after a week. Is this the so called 'flare-up' which happens with people that have IBD or IBS, or do I have colon cancer? Very rarely I have a very small amount of bright red streak on the surface of my stool (like 1x in 3-4 months), but my rectum is in pain, and I know I had anal fissure, which was not treated (i think it is still present).
I've been to a doctor already, to consulate, and he said, that I should probably lose weight, also he gave me some kind of capsule (by the name Probium6, I'm from the EU, so i'm pretty sure this does not exist in the US) to help my digestion, since he thought I might have some digestive problem, and nothing too serious, he also examined my abdomen, he did not feel anything 'bad'. He also said, that I should lose weight, since I'm obese (176 cm and 110ish kgs = 5.9 foot and 242 lbs), but when I feel this bad I just can't do anything because of the pain (and of course diarrhea at the moment, lol).
What should be my next step? I'm pretty sure that either I have cancer, and I'm going to die soon, or I have something very serious IBD that will require my intestines removed (i don't want to ).
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