Terrified of Colon Cancer

Hi everyone, I've been looking at some of the posts on here and figured that their are a lot of nice and understanding people on here so I really need to get this off my chest. First of all I just turned 28 this month on the 8th, since the end of 2015 I've been experiencing stomach aches but those gradually went away throughout last year. Then had a hemmoroidal scare in the middle of last year where for about two days I had bleeding that would fill the stool and when I used TP. Then I used prep H and medical wipes and that cleared up. Then towards the end of last year got dull abdominal pain daily, had some occasions of bleeding that would stop around 2 or 3 days. Saw my doc and I'm a huge hypochondriac and have hated and am terrified of needles so it took me a month but I gutted it out and got a blood test done with normal results also got a stool sample done with normal results. So I just tried convincing myself that I'm ok but another part of my brain was saying that I have a serious disease or cancer. For weeks on end I would use Dr Google find all the bad things and horror stories and would get loose stools, not diahreea though. It's pretty rare that I have 3 stools a day usually at the most only two. After every doc appointment (which has been 11 times so far) my doc who is very caring, says that i don't have anything serious wrong but said that if I need to he'll refer me to a gastroenterologist. I'm nervous about seeing one as my pain tolerance is very low, can't handle a simple shot and have had nothing but bad experiences. I really wanna go the less invasive route of tests but I don't know what those are. He also said he's not keen on me getting a colonoscopy, which I agree with him because I've had a family member who now is having problems cause the Dr punctured her on accident. So my doctor's know how much I'm terrified of that test. Skip to the past couple of months I've been feeling somewhat better, would have normal stools for awhile then a bit of hard stools. After straining a bit hard I felt a little burning feeling and would see little bit of bright blood on the TP. Now fast forward to this week after seeing my doc and using Dr Google once again I'm terrified I have colon cancer and I'm terrified because I wanna continue living my life and spending time with my family. I needed to talk to someone and im hoping I can get some encouragement and positive thoughts thrown my way. I do wanna add I have depression, high anxiety and borderline schizophrenic. Thanks for listening everyone and I'd appreciate any help.


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  • I say go to the gastro for peace of mind. Also, get yourself some good probiotics. The ones that you find in the fridge at the vitamin shop or the whole food stores. That way you are sending a bunch of good bacteria to your colon and gut and that will also give you peace of mind and normal bowels moments. And get off google.

  • I agree. Get off Google and take probiotics. I had gut trouble due to antibiotics but am now on probiotics and have notice a great improvement x

  • I'm gonna do that :) Thank you very much for your advice

  • Thank you very much for the advice :) I'm definitely gonna see the gastro to get some peace of mind. I'll do that :) Thank you once again

  • Are you at least seeing a psychiatrist and getting regular treatment for your mental illnesses?

    Sorry to tell you but if you want to continue living, you have to go see doctor, get a referral to a good proctologist and see if there is better treatment for your situation.

  • Sounds like you have health anxiety specific to your colon. I have health anxiety about a number of things. There is help for health anxiety. You could look for a psychologist who specializes in health anxiety, or a support group. There is an on line group: dailystrength.org/group/hyp...

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