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Hi, just to give some background I am a 26 yr old female, about 5'9 and 120lbs, so I'm fairly small but definitely not in shape. I'm looking for judgement as I know I lived a hard life, I'm just looking for advice. From about 17-23 I lived a pretty intense party life with heavily smoking cigarettes, weed, and drinking alcohol. At 23 I officially quit smoking and tried to cut down my party style to where I only smoke weed at night cuz it's the only thing that puts into a solid sleep without waking up all night or feeling like crap in the morning, but unfortunately I have not given up drinking or been able to really cut it down too much. On average I'd say I have 2 drinks that consist of 3 shots each, not that I drink every night but if you put it all together it would add to that or more but I drink probably 4 times a week and I'm capable of drinking a lot. I've always been fairly healthy with healthy bowel movements and I drink at least 4 bottles of water a day. Around the time I turned 22 my movement hit a brick wall and just stopped happening, the only time I could go was if I drank the night before or took a laxative.
This was accompanied by crazy stomach pain, bloating and gas. Sometimes I'd have mucus or only be able to pass a pencil thin stool or pebble type. At 23 I had all sorts of test done from full blood count, stool tests, ultrasound, CT scan, and finally endoscopy/ colonoscopy that showed nothing abnormal, I got diagnosed with IBS C and take linzess 145 or trulance every morning to try and live a normal life. Since all the tests I've blamed all my symptoms on IBS and just kept going cuz it's not like I have time or money to be tested at the hospital all day everyday. Recently in the last 2 months I've been spitting up small amounts of blood in my phlegm about 1-3 times a day. I do not cough or try hard to spit up phlegm, it's just there. 2 weeks ago I had an x ray for my lungs which came back normal. In the last 2 weeks I've developed dull to sharp pain in my upper left abdomen under the rib cage that was spread to my back just under the shoulder blade. This pain has been persistent but not enough to keep me from my daily routine. Sometimes I also feel dull pain in my upper right abdomen but not as much as the left. In the last year I've had random very sharp, almost electric/ stabby, ripping pain in the upper middle part of my abdomen between the rib cage that can last anywhere from 10 seconds to 10 minutes. I'm also always tired, not enough to not live my day but enough to were I wouldn't mind just sitting and doing nothing, also when I talk to ppl I find myself running out breath very easy for no reason. The other day I almost passed out walking a mile. I have a raw spot that keeps showing up on the tip of my left nostril that flakes and peels after a while and idk if it's related to anything or not. I keep trying to talk to my doctors about this stuff but I feel like they won't consider anything since I've been diagnosed with IBS and to be honest they kick me out faster than I can list all my problems but I am terrified I've done some horrible damage to myself from my past life style. I know I'm young for cancer but im idk what else to think. I am getting another ultrasound in a week but the thought of not knowing what's wrong with me is killing me. Can anyone out there relate or help give insight on this plz?
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