22 years old and scared to death

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Mostu
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Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Postby Mostu » Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:31 am

Hey everyone, because of one thing today I decided to do an update. So, my colonoscopy is set on January 22. Ever since the initial bleeding I experienced no other symptoms. During last days however, due to a tooth flare up, I was in a lot of stress, ate one time a day and took a lot of OTC pain pills. 3 days ago, I had diarrhea but I always have it after I drink a lot of alcohol(damn you New Year's Eve...). 2 days ago, I had a nice long big stool. Yesterday the stool was also normal but in smaller pieces. Today morning it was normal too, but an hour ago I had one of those pencil thin stools and I'm worried. I mean, if you google "pencil thin stool" then all you see is cancer. Should I be worried about that? I try to rationalize that if I had a tumour then my stools would always look like this, and it's just a single event. Oh, and I didn't really feel the need to poop an hour ago, but I like to maintain my "2 stools a day" so I kinda just went, tried to push something out and I had the pencil thin stool. Am I overreacting?

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Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Postby Pemba » Thu Jan 04, 2018 3:10 pm

Frist great your getting a colonoscopy second stod using dr google, third if you only experience one pencil thin stool after a lot of normal “fat” stools then I would not worry at all! Like sometimes my shit is thick sometimes thin, other times both. You can not have the golden Bristol banana shit every day, life doesn’t work that way, it depends on what you eat, drink and how much exercise you’re doing.


I’m sure nothing serious is wrong with you, try to relax until your colonoscopy.
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Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Postby Rikimaroo » Thu Jan 04, 2018 7:42 pm

Do you eat a lot of spicy foods? This can cause bleeding as well. Based on the information you have provided I don't think its cancer, but always good to get checked. My symptoms were blood marks ON my stool. Not a big pile of blood. That could be diverticulitis that you may be experiencing.

Keep us posted and I hope it is not cancer, but based on what you showed in that picture, don't seem like a cancer type symptom, but you never know. I have a coworker who is 84 came in and thought of me because pooped alot of blood like you did and doc said it was diverticulitis. Gave him some medication and he is fine now.

Keep us posted and good luck buddy.
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Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Postby Mostu » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:21 pm

Thank you for your answers. Yes, I do eat spicy stuff but I doubt that was the case. The pencil thin stool was a one time happening luckily. Anyways, here's another concern of mine. About two hours ago while at school, I felt the urge to have a bm. Let me just copy a post I wrote on Reddit:

A month ago I had a big rectal bleeding ( https://i.imgur.com/Fn3hhs5.jpg), went to doc and they set my colonoscopy on 22 January. I'm not really concerned about it because I've been reassured by doctors and people that it's probably nothing serious and that cancer bleeding are small and basically just coat your stool in blood because of a bleeding tumor, and in the pic you can clearly see that something just burst inside. HOWEVER, an hour ago I went to the toilet, had a bm, and looked on TP. First wipe was just poo, I wiped a little harder and noticed a small red dot. I wiped even harder and now it was a bright red stain. I wiped again just to make sure, basically scooped my asshole and put a finger inside, and I had a streak of blood on my toilet paper. I'm anxious and panicking now. Can wiping so hard cause bleeding? My ass feels kinda sore right now as well but I've got no idea if that could be a fissure? I'm just 22 and scared to death because I've read so much about cancer


Now I came home and felt another urge, so I went and when I pushed, all I felt was a big wet fart (sorry) and when I wiped, the toilet paper was all watery. It was clear with a yellowish tint, but the amount is really worrying me. My colonoscopy is just 1.5 weeks away but I'm so anxious now that I can barely function. Any help? :(

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Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Postby Pemba » Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:49 pm

One of my male friends got a hemorrhoid and even now when its gone, he can still get some fresh blood on the TP when whipping to hard or to many times, because the skin is sensitive. If thats the case it would of cause stain more if you afterwords began to stretch the skin even more and digging in there.
Age: 26
2017: 15mm Tubulovillous adenoma- Low grade dysplasi.
Next scopy: original 2020 probably 2018-19

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Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Postby Mostu » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:10 pm

Thank you, but I'm still concerned about the passage of mucus. I'm basically laying in bed since an hour and I'm shaking, like this happened to me for the first time ever. Went to have a bowel movement, and had this wet fart which I initially thought was diarrhea, when I wiped the tp basically was soaking wet. Is passing mucus instead of poo a colon cancer symptom?

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Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Postby Maggie Nell » Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:28 pm

Mostu, between now and when you have your appointment on Jan 22, it might help if you
follow a low-residue diet (google that up) as your colon is under stress. It's the one
thing that you can do to support your body.

As well as taking yourself to an Emergency Room if your symptoms worsen.
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Re: 22 years old and scared to death

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:38 pm

I've read that passing mucus means there is inflammation in the colon. Inflammation can occur for a variety of reasons that are cancer related. I would talk to your doctor.*hugs*
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