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35 years old and very scared right now.

Bud1084
Bud1084

Hello all I’m 35 years old and I’ve recently have had abdominal pain on my left side and blood in my stool. I have also tested positive for occult blood in stool. I’m beyond terrified that I have cancer as my wife is 21 weeks pregnant with our first child. I have been scheduled for a CT scan on the 29th of April, and more than likely going to get a colonoscopy in short succession. The process is just moving too slow for me and it’s affecting my mental state if I’m being honest. If anyone could give me some advice I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you in advance.

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Your mind is your worst enemy, I had blood in my stool, thin stools etc. Colon cancer symptoms, went to the doctors and it was A okay. I was freaking my self out which caused my wife to freak out. I would try to focus on eating better and up your fibre and water intake. As well as it could be an internal hemeroid. Don’t stress I’m sure it will be okay.

Bud1084
Bud1084
in reply to James12312

Thank you for the encouragement and recommendations.

Hozai
Hozai
in reply to James12312

Did you do a Colonoscopy James and did they tell what was causing those symptoms? I also have the same symptoms with a lot blood in stool, thin and loose stool sometimes. Sometimes normal stools. I had a CT scan that showed no issues in my bowel but I’m still very worried it could be cancer and cannot get a colonoscopy until after the Covid stuff is over.

James12312
James12312
in reply to Hozai

I didn’t get a colonoscopy no, but How long has this been going on for? Time plays a key role in what it could be

Hozai
Hozai
in reply to James12312

To be honest. I’ve had these symptoms on and off for 5/6 years, how about you? I’m 29

James12312
James12312
in reply to Hozai

Jeez, well It definitely not cancer because it would have spread by now if it was. It might just be an underlying infection Or you could be allergic to a certain food that you don’t know about that doesn’t sit well in the intestines.

Hozai
Hozai
in reply to James12312

I really do hope so. Although I read online that colorectal cancer is very slow growing. I have just been soo worried. Recently the bleeding has gone much worse and sometimes only blood comes out (a lot). I don’t have tummy pains or anything so I’m really concerned of what else this can be.

James12312
James12312
in reply to Hozai

The best thing to do is go to a doctor and explain. Yes it is slow growing but 5 or 6 years it would of spread. How’s your diet? Your body could be reacting very poorly to something your putting in it

Hozai
Hozai
in reply to James12312

My diet recently hasn’t been too bad. I’ve spoke to some doctors a bunch of times and none of them seem to be able to tell me. That’s why I was scheduled for a colonoscopy but that was cancelled. My diet hasn’t been too bad and over the years this would come and go monthly. I started really stressing out a month ago and ever since, the bleeding hasn’t stopped. I am soo worried all the time, it’s taken over my life.

James12312
James12312
in reply to Hozai

I don’t think you should worry, there’s a lot of things that could be wrong that aren’t cancer. The internet will make you stress and stress. For me I had the exact same issues and I stopped stressing, didn’t drink as much and ate a lot more fibre and drank a lot more water and within a couple weeks I was back to normal. Stress plays a key role.

A friend of mine lost his life due to colon cancer and it spread to other organs within 2 and a half years. You shouldn’t have to worry, focus on being happy and not think about it to much. Just drink water, buy foods rich in fibre. And go for a run or a jog even if it’s 10 Minutes an evening. You may see different results. That’s what I did and it went away on its own, whatever was causing the issue.

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James12312
James12312
in reply to Hidden

There could be an infection of some sort in your intestines. Everyone is different, there are lots of different types of infections that can cause whatever it is that’s causing you those symptoms. I’m not a doctor, but from what your telling me with the Timeline and the CT found nothing, I think it’s an infection. But only a colonoscopy can be for sure. I can guarantee you once you get that colonoscopy you will say to your self “ wow I shouldn’t of been stressing so much” I truly believe it’s some sort of infection. But again I’m no doctor but that’s what I think. Try to focus on keeping stress levels under control and eating well and and focus on self care that could be a difference maker

Hozai
Hozai
in reply to James12312

Thanks James. I really need to stop reading stories of people who had colon cancer and comparing myself to them, I spend a lot of time reading online stuff and becoming more and more depressed. I feel like my life has just paused and I can’t even think about anything else properly. I do know that some stuff is on my side that can rule cancer out but most of the time, I just expect the worse.

Thanks for your assurance.

hi I wonder if you already had your scope? how are you feeling now?

Bud1084
Bud1084
in reply to nieldy

Yes I had my scope done. I had a large polyp removed, thankfully it was non-cancerous. I also have an ulcer, gastritis, and a hiatal hernia.

nieldy
nieldy
in reply to Bud1084

I'm glad it wasn't bad as cancer :)

how long you've been having the symptoms before u decided to have your scope done? I'm worried for my mom she's having symptoms for almost 2 years now but she can't have scope yet due to virus

Bud1084
Bud1084
in reply to nieldy

Two months

nieldy
nieldy
in reply to Bud1084

did you experienced mucusy blood???

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