Upper right abdominal discomfort. Friend has colon cancer so now i'm scared.
I have had this discomfort for about 18 months. I have another doctors appt at the end of march. Two days ago, my best friend of 24 years--who is like my brother and is 6 weeks younger than me, 37 years old--called and told me he has colon cancer. So now I am bugging out a little. He just found out so doesn't know what stage.
Pressure, bloating, discomfort in the upper right abdomen just under my last rib. Almost on my side. about 3 inches outboard of my nipple but lower. I have lower back pain which I have had for 20 years so that may or may not be related. Occasionally I will get some sharp pain up the back right of my neck. Again, that may be back pain related or related to this discomfort.
I had an ultrasound last year and was told everything looks all right but I had a lot of gas. I often feel like I have not emptied after having a bowel movement. Sometimes I strain. Sometimes I will have 3-5 movements in a couple hours. I never feel like i can get clean after bm. Just started dribbling after urinating (about 3-4 weeks ago). After eating something fatty I will have diarhea after which I feel unbloated, back pain feels diminished, and the pressure/discomfort is gone. I have given myself enemas several times and once after the enema i felt absolutely NO back pain or discomfort--first time in 20 years. It came back a couple days later but for 2 days I felt like superman. Exercise makes me feel better.
Mother has biliary cirrosis and just had her gallbladder out.
After learning about my friend I am VERY, VERY concerned about this feeling as well about him. Something is not right here.