I was referred to a GI doctor after explaining to my regular doctor that I had mucus in my stool for quite some time along with stomach pains and occasional blood on the toilet paper after wiping (gross and probably too much info I know but I don't know what else to do). I went to the GI doctor and he ran absolutely no tests on me. He thinks I have a "constipation problem" which this is true but I am scared it is more serious than that based on my symptoms. I have had constipation issues ever since I was little (5-6) I am now 19 years old. I will typically have a bowel movement every 2-3 days which has been normal for me for as long as I can remember. However, I started to get worried about my symptoms when I googled "mucus after bowel movement" after being curious one day. I got all types of results, the 1st being cancer which really freaked me out. The doctor said it was very unlikely that I had cancer even though he ran 0 tests on me. He ordered me to do a clean out which consists of a bunch of different enemas, laxatives etc. I took the magnesium drink and didn't have mucus but the next time I took it I got sick so I stopped. I did not have any bleeding with the stool softener but I don't have much time to be home running back and forth to the bathroom as I go to work and school every single day. I am having pains and pressure in my rectal area, pressure occasionally in my abdominal area, mucus after a bowel movement, and today there was streaks of blood which appeared to be mixed with clear mucus after wiping which sent me to google again which points at rectal cancer. I am very concerned, terrified, and hopeless. I feel it will be too late by the time the doctors diagnose me. I don't know what to do I cannot keep living like this. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do? Does it sound like cancer? I am a nervous wreck. Support is appreciated
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