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Terrified. Have symptoms of colon cancer

Krysm86
Krysm86

Hi everyone,

I’m new here and just looking for some support. The last two weeks I’ve had occasional blood in my stool and sometimes in the toilet paper after wiping. I have a feeling as if something is stuck in my bum but nothing takes the pressure away. I have loose stools but also have gallbladder issues so not sure if it is related to this. I also have stomach cramps but again not sure if this is all related since it is also that time of the month for me. I feel incredibly scared and nervous. I’m so stressed out there’s days where all I do is cry because I’m just terrified that it’s colon cancer. My doctor thinks maybe it’s an internal hemorrhoid so he gave some rectal suppositories and it took away the burning and itching I have and temporarily the pressure in my rectum but now the pressure is back. I have asked my doctor for a colonoscopy but again I’m already terrified for the results.

Anyone out there with the same symptoms? If you have been diagnosed with colon cancer what were your symptoms? This all is making me so stressed out. I feel so scared.

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I had bowel cancer and I never knew a slight stomach ache and if you took a Panadol it went away. But I’m not sure but I think that if you can see red blood it’s not. My doctor said usually it’s black but to be sure go straight away have a exam and get full bloods done Mine came out from a bowel kit and I was operated 5 weeks later and that was 8 1/2 years ago I also had a colonoscopy done 1 week after the confirmation from the bowel kit. I had 40cms of my bowel taken and my appendix which was septic and 1 of my ovaries which was ulcerated the last too probably causing stomach ache. And I am fine. Don’t panic just go straight to the doctors. Good luck all the best. Don’t be scared the sooner you get on top of this the better.

Krysm86
Krysm86
in reply to tracey1003

Hi Tracey, thank you for the reply and kind words. I’m happy that all is well for you now :) Hoping to have a colonoscopy very soon and just put this all behind me. The rectal pressure is what scares me the most. It’s like a constant reminder to me that something isn’t right. I spend so much of my time on google reading colon cancer symptoms and hearing people’s stories I’m just really scared.

Hozai
Hozai
in reply to Krysm86

Kysm, I genuinly am the same. I have had consistent blood in my stool for over 3 years now on and off and am overwhelmed with anxiety about it being bowel cancer. I’ve seen doctors a bunch of times and each time they took blood tests, done checks and told me things are fine and I probably have painless hemerroids or gastric inflammation as the blood is triggered by certain foods. It’s really draining me all this worry as I’m always relating to the symptoms of colon cancer. Hopefully we can support eachother

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Krysm86
Krysm86
in reply to Hidden

I have not. What is that? Hoping to have a colonoscopy soon. Waiting to schedule with doctor

debzone24
debzone24
in reply to Krysm86

Fit test done to see if blood in bowel

Krysm86
Krysm86
in reply to Hozai

Hi Hozai,

So glad I’m not alone in this felling of constant worry. Of course we can support each other. It’s nice to have someone that gets it. What’s weird for me is seems like most foods I eat trigger diarrhea. It’s not bloody just loose stools with some mucus at times which is scary. Have you had any other symptoms? Sounds like you’ve been going through this for a long time. Have you had a colonoscopy ?

nieldy
nieldy
in reply to Hozai

Hi hozai, same with my mom she has been suffering with blood in stools for over a year she has external hemorroids but the doctor still recommended her to have colonoscopy to be sure where the blood really came.

Hi.. Im very scared to have it done too. Im praying u will be ok. Im praying im ok. I will put u on my church pray list.

Krysm86
Krysm86
in reply to Lovemybody1

Thank to so much. That means a lot. I will also keep you in my prayers. May I ask what symptoms you are having? Have you scheduled a colonoscopy?

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