Mostu wrote:Thank you for your replies, they mean a lot to me.
The healthcare in my country is a joke... Yesterday I went to the hospital, but the registration booth was closed so I went today. The nurse said that I'll need to wait for a doctor because my primary doctor wrote Urgent on the paper so I had to speak with the doctor in the hospital. After waiting an hour I went in, he asked me what's the problem, I told him and showed him the photo. He said that unfortunately they can't do the colonoscopy in an urgent mode, because of two reasons - first one is that the queues are so long that they simply can't fit me anywhere soon, and if I want to book a colonoscopy the normal way I'll need to wait till February/March. He told me to go to my primary doctor once again and figure it out with her because there's nothing they can do here. The second reason he gave is that I'm young, that this was probably a hemmorroid or a fissure and that's not urgent, and that the colonoscopy can do more harm than good, because I'm young and my colon isn't as strong as it should be yet, and it may get perforated during the scope. I've read too many stories about people who were told to not worry and then when they actually went for the scope, they had cancer or something. So yeah, I called my surgeon uncle who said that in the evening he'll call me back and tell me the date I can have the scope in his hospital. It's 2 hours away by train but I prefer to get it checked asap instead of waiting till February.
I'm still kind of stressed. Things that ease my mind are your responses and stuff I read online, like the facts that cancer bleedings are rather small, not like mine, and that they don't only bleed once, but are chronic. So far I only had one bleeding and no other symptoms (maybe besides lack of appetite and little stomach discomforts in different areas, but I'm 99% sure that it's due to stress) so I'm trying to keep my cool and just wait for the scope. I'll keep updating the thread.
Where are you from ? I’m also from Europe.
I’ve never heard about premature colon and high risks, some colon decides require a colonoscopy every year from age 10.
I’m sure your fine! But I understand how the stress can destroy everything, so I’m hoping the hospital moves a bit faster..
exaussie wrote:I find it strange that you were told you were too young and that colonoscopy can damage more in young people. My daughters had colonoscopies at 15 and 16 due to family history. I have never heard that excuse before.. Anyway, yes I am glad you are getting a colonoscopy it will ease your mind. Chances are good that it will not be cancer. great way to be proactive!
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