Beyond Terrifyed:(

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D1991
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Beyond Terrifyed:(

Postby D1991 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:06 am

I don't want to give my name just incase my family comes across this...
Im 25 and a guy with no knowen gastrointestinal problems. About a month ago i had a 11 day bout of diariah and then constipation for 10 days after that i have been seeing some blood in my poop especialy the last 2 days. I tried to get some for my FIT test. But my stool was very sticky. Dont worry ive seen my docto4 but she is fairly sure its not colon cancer given my age and has reccomended me to a stoumach doctor not sure what they are called for a colonoscopy. I am very very very afraid :( i don't know how to get my mind off this while i wait. Could this be anything else?

Lee
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Re: Beyond Terrifyed:(

Postby Lee » Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:47 pm

Hi and welcome,

First take a deep breath. Your symptoms could be caused by many different things, cancer is just one possibility. I don't think you have cancer either. BUTT by the shear fact you have/had blood in your stool, yes you should have a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy will give you a true diagnoses of what is going on, anything else is just a speculation. You need to see a GI doc for the colonoscopy

If I am reading your post correctly, you have been referred for a colonoscopy, that is good.

For what it's worth, I had no symptoms other than bleeding hemorrhoids. Every test that should have been a warning for cancer came back normal. My doctor figured my hemorrhoids were my excuse for getting my baseline colonoscopy early in life. I felt perfectly fine when I was diagnosed.

Many years prior, my mother ended up in the ER with rectal bleeding and stomach pain. ER doc was thinking colon cancer. They did a scope, no cancer, not even one polyp, just a bad case of diverticulosis.

So try not to worry, butt get that scope and come back and let us know.

Lee
rectal cancer - April 2004
46 yrs old at diagnoses
stage III C - 6/13 lymph positive
radiation - 6 weeks
surgery - August 2004/hernia repair 2014
permanent colostomy
chemo - FOLFOX
NED - 10 years and counting!

Achilles Torn
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Re: Beyond Terrifyed:(

Postby Achilles Torn » Wed Aug 09, 2017 4:55 pm

I'm going to second Lee's comment. Despite what the internet may tell you....it is far more likely to be something other than cancer. So try not to worry. That being said you are doing the right thing and should insist on the colonoscopy to rule out Cancer and find out whats going on.

Good luck
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Pathology T3N2bM1 19 of 24 Nodes Positive + tumour deposits
PET scan - Para-Aortic and Iliac Lymph node spread. Stage VI.
Moderately differentiated. MSS. KRAS/BRAF Wild.
Mutations: TP53, ERBB4, MLL3, PDCD1LG2, PRKDC, SMAD3
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Re: Beyond Terrifyed:(

Postby Maggie Nell » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:16 pm

Some good advice here on how to deal with the roller-coaster of issues

https://cancerkn.com/cancer-emotions-101-feel-fear/
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for ileo-colic intussusception.
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Re: Beyond Terrifyed:(

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:18 pm

I'm sorry you're going through this!*hugs* I hope you will be able to get a colonoscopy so you can find out what's going on.*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17


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