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Hey everyone! I hope this is a good forum to post this in, because I am all over the place and really want some people to weigh in.
I'm a 22 year old female, and for months, I have been experiencing a lot of health anxiety and am really a hypochondriac. This has really turned my life around, and I will give anything to get back to my normal self. I'm following up with my doctor soon, but I just cant shake the feeling that I have something going on. I've had the following symptoms:
Loss of normal appetite since end of April
Indigestion / feeling nauseous after I eat sometimes
Feeling the need to burp / something coming up and gurgling in my chest
See lots of undigested material in stool (things that look like seeds, even when I haven't eaten any, corn, parts of vegetables)
Feeling bloated after eating/ feeling full often
About once a month I will have BRIGHT green stool
Occasional loose stool / diarrhea
Other non-abdominal symptoms:
Body generally feeling tired
Frequent tension headaches
Aches and pains in muscles occasionally / muscles fatigue easily
The feeling that my muscles have been getting visibly bigger/bulkier but with no exercise
Sharp pains in various areas of abdomen (sometimes upper right, more recently has been lower)
Dull pains sometimes in areas of lower back
Sweating more than normal, especially at night, and hot flashes
Waking up shaking at night occasionally / feeling like I'm vibrating
Persistent congestion and cough (getting better)
I have been seen by several doctors, have had all normal physical exams, no fevers, normal brain MRI. I am particularly scared for something like cancer, either a blood cancer, or something like ovarian cancer or another abdominal cancer. I've had all normal CBC results:
If anyone could please weigh in, that would be great! When I go back to the doctor, I think I will ask her to do a stool sample and urinalysis, and see if she wants a CT or something of abdomen and pelvis, that would definitely see if there's anything blatantly wrong.
Is it also possible this could all be chalked up to anxiety? Although I don't feel anxious on a daily basis, it's kind of taken over my life.
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