22yr old male needs advice
Hello, thanks for taking the time to at very least try and help with my query.
I am a 22 year old male, about 4 months ago I started getting abdominal pain and my bowel movements started changing, at first i took no notice of it as i thought Id took my painkillers for my back on an empty stomach, but the pain only got worse, and was nearly constant, my bowl movements got worse, at first it was fresh blood and alot of loose stools, then over time that changed to only having a bowel movement at most once a day , with alot of staining, and the stools are dark brown with black threw them. Also it appears the lower left hand side of my abdomen has swollen up a bit, and now the lower section of my back is sore too. And recently I have had no energy to do anything, not really left the house atol. My dr has arranged a colonoscopy, I dont know when that will be though.
I know this question may be hard to answer, but when people say its good to catch cancer early, how early do they actually mean? Is it weeks, or months?
I mean I know this might not be cancer, but all i can find online with these symptoms leads to this, I cant think of what else it could be. I have neurofibromatosis type 1 and also have scoliosis. These are the only other underlying health problems I have. But in researching NF1, the risk of caner is increased. So im just very panicy the now.
Thanks again for taking the time to read this.