I really don’t know if anyone can help me with this, but it’s worth a shot!
I originally went to my doctor with lower left abdominal pain that radiates into my back with concerns about ovarian cancer as I have family history. After my doctor did an intimate examination she said she couldn’t find anything obvious, however, after she palpated my tummy she asked about my bowel habits and said she thought it was a bowel problem and ordered blood and stool samples to be done.
My blood work came back with low iron levels, and today she called me saying she would like to discuss my stool sample results that had just come back, as the results were ‘elevated’ and woul discuss the finding during our next appointment. She wants to go into more detail of my history and bowel habits, general health and will also do a rectal examination, before deciding how urgently I may need a colonoscopy.
My bowel habits are very erratic, I am either completely constipated for weeks at a time, or I feel the need to go several times a day and feel like my bowel is permanently full.
I also had a pelvic scan both internal and external to rule out any ovarian abnormalities, and the radiographer had some difficulty getting pictures as she said I have a very ‘active bowel’.
I asked my doctor what she meant by elevated results and she said she would rather discuss it in person, as she didn’t want me worrying until I see her. This has left me worried anyway, as I have no idea what’s going on and was hoping somebody on this forum, may have some idea?
I have to wait until Tuesday afternoon for my appointment, any advice would be greatly appreciated!