Urgent 2 Week Referral For Colonoscopy - I'm Scared.

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Urgent 2 Week Referral For Colonoscopy - I'm Scared.

Postby Anne93 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:27 pm

I'm 24 y/o (25 in sept), and was given an urgent referral the Wednesday before last. I have had a mass that I assumed to be a hemmorhoid for 10 years, but in the past 2 years it has increased in size and started bleeding. A year ago I lost 4 stone in 2 months, unintentionally. At the same time I started getting night sweats, and feeling like I need to empty my bowels when they already are. A few months ago when collecting my birth control my blood pressure was so low the nurse couldn't get a reading (it took 3 attempts). I went to my GP originally because I had blood in my urine. Also, my dad had to have polyps removed from his colon about 8 years ago. I'm tired all the time, I have pain in my left lower abdomen, my appetite has vanished recently which is not like me at all. I've been booked in for a colonoscopy on 4th July. Any advice, experiences would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Urgent 2 Week Referral For Colonoscopy - I'm Scared.

Postby SteveNZ » Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:37 pm

Sorry to hear that Anne.
It is great you are having the colonoscopy and remember there are many things that cause similar symptoms. Try looking at it as a good solution to find out what is up and give you healing.

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Re: Urgent 2 Week Referral For Colonoscopy - I'm Scared.

Postby Lee » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:03 pm

Hi Anne, As Steve stated, try not to worry, your symptoms could be caused by many things.

The prepping is the worst. The day before I prep, I usually eat soft foods like eggs, mash potatoes, etc. It makes the prep day easier.

Let us know the results, you will find a wealth of information here.

Good luck, Tuesday and Wednesday.

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Re: Urgent 2 Week Referral For Colonoscopy - I'm Scared.

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Mon Jul 02, 2018 1:33 pm

I'm sorry you're going through this but I'm glad you're getting a colonoscopy!*hugs* The prep is the worst part. They give you medication during your colonoscopy so you don't remember or feel pain. I hope your colonoscopy goes well!*hugs*
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