Totally scared and sad. What is it?

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Hello Dears! (First of all, sorry for my English)

My story was started with left-sided / lower left quadrant (sigmoid part), MILD stabbing pain 5-6 weeks ago, in the FIRST 4 days of my left abdominal was very touch sensitive. But not anymore. Just since the random, 1-3 minutely mild pain all day on/off for 1 second (1-10 scale: 1-2) it's constant. No red or black blood, just lazy/almost normal stools. Never had constipation.

I am a 35 yo male, fit, no overweighted, no bowel cancer in the family history, no cigarettes, no alcohol. I have lazy stools since 2010. I have mild proctitis from 2010. No proctologist seen me since 2010, because my proctitis symptoms are not annoy me too much.

Celiac negative, lactose intolerance test result in progress )

I am tired and fatigued after 8-10h of sleeping too. The fatigue started immediately that day after my first symptoms started. (But I think, the anxious, mood brought the tiredness.) No fever. No nausea. No vomit. No chills. No weight loss, and no loss of appetite.

3 weeks ago I took Normix 2x200mg for 6 days, nothing is different. While +2 weeks of probiotics, Buscopan, no change. I am taking low-dosage anti-depressant from my GP, but nothing is better (my mood is a little bit more preferable).

After/while a meal/BM, the mild pain and discomfort are not different. Totally similar. Bloodworks clear - very low CRP/ESR 0.6/3 (6 days ago), ultrasound clear (1 week ago) she didn't noticed any diverticulitis on the wall of the colon and no bowel wall thickening (visible areas on bowels with ultrasound are limited, we know that...)

Chest/lung x-ray clear (that was in 2017 December)

I went to a gastroenterologist consultation 4 weeks ago, he said, after a physical (pushed my tummy with his hands) examination, it's not cancer in his opinion, and he did not feel any abnormal resistance, and I haven't felt any pain from his (very hard) pressure also. He said, I am a little bit hypochondriac. My GP "told" me the same yesterday. They still don't want colonoscopy for me (as I did...until today, because I am totally scared now.)

I am very sad, depressed tired and anxious.... First of all, I don't want a mainly deadly disease. (Just like no other.)

When I bend over from standing position with straight legs, my lower left abdomen hurts a little bit.

Anybody experienced similar symptoms at the beginning of the DD (or IBS)?

** I circled my pain with red circles on the pic (last sentence of my post). Bigger circle = the more common pain + the pain radiates a little bit into my back at the same spots. I don't know what is it, Diverticulitis or IBS or something else?! I am totally devastated sad

Plus info: at the the day when my pain started I did squats with weights on my neck + while drunk carbon hydrated cola..I know that was a very bad idea, but that was happened one time.. That day, when my pain started at ~21:00. (And I trained at 16:00)

I am going to another GI at the next week and I would like to ask him for a colonoscopy. Because this actual situation is the worst.

Thank you very much! And sorry for the long post. :'((

The pic of my locations of my pain:

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    (My profile picture shows my affected areas of my left-sided pain)
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    I am surprised no one gave you a ct scan. My DD pain hurts if bending and immediately after eating anything and if the doc presses it holy cow it hurts for the rest of the day worse. I would ask for a ct it will show DD amoung other things. Good luck.
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      Yes. Ty. It's weird for me too. And the other weird symptom, that the non-touch sensitive (only from bending over) lower left abdomen. Just hurts randomly from itself. I'v seen some similar cases, but it's very rare sad CT very expensive for me now, and I think, the colonoscopy gives more clearer image about my problem. (And less expensive, and faster in my situation, but more invasive... sad )

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    Hey John, some of your symptoms sound like they may have a mild cause for concern, but honestly, at this point your anxiety might be a bigger problem. Anxiety can cause otherwise harmless issues to be blown out of proportion. To supplement the tests you have already been given, which thankfully have shown no evidence of a concern, I would certainly opt for a colonoscopy for the fact that it can be very definitive. It's also important to consider other factors that may be a cause of your discomfort..diet and physical activity that may have caused injury are two to consider.

    When feeling anxious two things in which you may find relief are deep breathing and prayer..consider downloading an app such as Our Daily Bread, which offers daily readings that provide reassurance and peace that comes from a relationship with Jesus.

    I hope this information is helpful and that you find health and peace.

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    Hello John

    I hope you have had some answers since your post.

    It can all be so frightening, and although this forum is very supportive, nobody can say exactly what the cause is until tests are done and evaluated.

    I am sick with anxiety , waiting for a colonoscopy and scan nest week. I have had bowel habit changes for 6 weeks. Windy and bloated at times, but no pain whatsoever. I have lost a stone in weight.

    I do mindfulness and relaxation techniques, and go for walks in my local park to try and take my mind off my situation, and these do help for short periods. I have been following the recommendations written on site regarding  small meals of low fibre foods.

    We do what we can.

    Best wishes

    xx

     

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