Please help feeling extremely scared

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I am 20 years old male. Had loss of appetite from 5 months and occasional abdominal pain. Various tests including lft and endoscopy done in December last year but everything was fine. Now gastroenterologist advised to do abdominal Ultrasound. Feeling very scared what could it be. Also read on various sites that pancreatic or Liver Cancer can cause this and can be in last stage by the time it's discovered. Crying a lot in isolation. Anyone had similar issues please advise.

I'm so so worried can't keep my mind away from it. Parents are very annoyed with me. They say it's all in your mind. Just thinking everytime what will happen to me.

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    I reckon if I sat and took notice of every small pain I felt in my body I would probably be a nervous wreck 😃 I'm wondering if there is something else underlying this, like a mental health based issue? That may explain your loss of appetite. Anxiety is a real appetite killer but I'm not sure whether it's that you don't feel like eating or whether you feel physically like you can't eat because something is getting stuck or it's painful. If it's the former then it sounds like generalised anxiety syndrome and maybe your constant worries about your health are an attempt to control something else in your life?

    Might be worth thinking about and asking for some advice on this because it seems like you're on a bit of a loop of being told you don't have a certain condition and then immediately shifting your focus onto another. All scenarios seem catastrophic as well and you don't allow yourself the (more likely) possibility that it's actually something pretty minor. You may want to explore this with an appropriate professional so you can get the peace of mind you clearly deserve.

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      Yes Buddy Went to a gastroenterologist yesterday. He prescribed a multimineral and appetizer and asked to have ultrasound after 20 days. He didn't gave much force on the scan and said that although it's not necessary but just for peace of mind have it. I also checked my weight and it was the same as 4 months ago. It was a relief to me.

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