Hi, thank you in advance for reading my post.
I am a 21-year-old female college student who has been visiting my school's health clinic periodically for over a year now. I finally had an appointment with a gastroenterologist two days ago who recommended I get a colonoscopy, which will happen on the 23rd. One of the symptoms I had that I believe made him decide for me to get the test was intense diarrhea that occurred every hour or so for over a week that also woke me up during the night, every hour or half hour, with intense stomach pain. My question is, has anyone experienced this, or has anyone heard of this being related to any conditions? I am especially looking for an possible explanation that isn't cancer, so I can be somewhat less anxious for the next few days.
Some of my other symptoms are fainting (probably a side-effect of instances of intense stomach pain), general dull stomach pains most of the time, sporadic instances of diarrhea, and occasional blood on the toilet paper.
Again, really hoping for any explanations that might ease my mind until my colonoscopy. Thank you for your time, and any thoughts you have for me.