I completely understand that yall receive these posts by the bucket-loads and for that I ask for forgiveness in advance.
Ok so the past two weeks I have been having a severe stomach ache.. I say ache because that's the only way to describe it. One day I woke up and my stomach felt as if someone punched me and twisted my gut. Since then, there has been a lingering ache in my lower abdomen and occasionally sharp pains that come across from my stomach to my side. Then, Sunday night (11/24), I noticed a dark hue in the toilet bowl and after wiping (I know, TMI
) I realized that it was a toilet bowl full of blood.. Not bright blood but a deep dark.. almost brown hue. Over the last week I have also noticed that I became more constipated and now have to strain to get anything out. I took an occult blood test but I still have two more applications before I am completely done with the kit so I don't know the results of that yet.
I cant go to the hospital because I don't have insurance but I will if I have to. After reading the symptoms for colon cancer I completely lost it. I basically convinced myself that I have colon cancer and haven't stopped crying sense; I have completely fell apart. Im only 20 but I am an overweight AA male and I read that all of this gives me a higher risk. Even though I'm 20 I now realize that young folks are not immune to getting cancer.
So, do yall recommend going to the ER to see if they can scan me for cancer? Aren't these real symptoms of colon cancer or am I losing my mind. Please help if you can. I realize that some of you fight this daily and for that I consider each of you heroes. I just don't want to die before my life starts seeing as how I just had a child July 2013. Please offer your opinion. Anything will help.