I've been suffering with constipation for about 4 weeks and even when I went I still felt full and uncomfortable. About a week about my stomach swelled up and I look pregnant and I started getting backache. I'm also very tender along the top of my abdomen and I've also been getting some cramping in my lower abdomen. I am eating but I get full quickly and often feel nauseous and I also get short of breath and it feel uncomfortable when I run.
I went to see my GP thinking it might be a flare up of IBS but I've never had such a sustained period of constipation before and I've never been this bloated. In my GP surgery there were some posters on the wall for ovarian cancer and I started getting worried as I had all three symptoms.
I initially saw the Nurse Practitioner but she wanted me to see the doctor and I was squeezes in 30 mins later. The GP examined my stomach and decided to run some urgent blood tests and the receptionist had to squeeze me in the next morning. Later on that day I got a phone call from the surgery asking me if I could come in to see the Doctor an hour later they had the results of my blood tests. I was so scared but I was told that my kidney, liver and pancreas function were all normal but that the tests had shown signs of inflammation or infection. I've been referred to the hospital for a scan and to see s gynecologist in the next 2 weeks. It was explained that there could be a number of possible explanations.
I keep lurching between feeling optimistic and fearing the worst. My GP gave me a pelvic exam and couldn't feel any abnormalities does that mean its unlikely to ovarian cancer? What will happen when I go for my appointment? I live on my own and all my family live at the opposite end of the country and my mum is currently looking after my nanna who has recently been diagnosed with stomach cancer.