About a year ago or so I became really anxious about my health because of the amount of anixety I was going through. I began diagnosing myself with heart attacks (I would get pain in my left arm. I would run to the er because I was convinced I was going to die. Then I was convinced I had a brain tumor. Then I thought my heart condition had worsened and had to vist my cardiologist to make sure I wasn't. My last diagnosis of myself was colon cancer. I was always constipated (still am) and had a lot of mucus in my stool. I googled those symptoms and cancer popped up. I had anxiety like you could not imagine. I was a wreck until I got to a specialist. I went to a GI specialist who told me I have a constipation issue. I have had blood in my stool a few times. Finally he did a colonoscopy. My results were good he found nothing and my colonoscopy lasted about an hour. He said I may have "ulcerative colitis" but it wasn't definite. After the colonoscopy my symptoms vanished for a little while but returned when I kept getting anal pains. This sent me back into anxiety mode and I kept telling myself I cannot keep going to the doctor if all of my tests are coming back normal and doctors keep telling me im healthy. It was been about a year later since all of that and my anxiety is back because I still have the anal pains and the mucus. I did have a hard bowel movement and I can tell there was a little tear but the reason I'm freaking out is because I keep getting these sharp shooting pains that come and go in my lymph nodes. Under my arms and my groin area as well. I also get these sharp shooting pains randomly all over my body. I cannot tell whether or not my lymph nodes are swollen I don't know if I can feel them. I had these similar pains back when I had bad anxiety but I think something more serious is going on. I feel like he may have missed a tumor or something and I'm freaking out. I don't have insurance at the the moment so I can't go to the doctor right now.
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