Worried sick about having colon cancer
For almost a month now, I have been plagued with a change of bowel movements. It started with severe cramp in the abdomen area and then I would have to make a mad dash to the bathroom.
It was loose stool at first but then it became explosive diahrrea. After about a week of this happening I made an appointment with my family doctor. I have had my Gallbladder out last May. Since that time my bowel movements have never been completely "normal". I have had constipation more than not.
When I went for my visit he did not take any blood tests, but assumed it was a dumping of bile salts into my intestines. He prescribed Colestid which made matters worse and another cholesteral medication that would aid in absorbing the excess bile. After I took the Colestid for a couple of days I had severe bloating that made my insides feel like they were being twisted and tangled.
I then made an appointment with a second doctor who is currently running some more blood work and I also submitted a stool sample. I am waiting for those results.
During this time about a week ago the cramping and bloating had gotten so bad that I made a trip into the ER. My blood pressure was pretty elevated. They ran several blood tests which came back normal and a CT scan of my abdominal area which did not show anything abnormal except for a esphogeal hernia and a couple of degenerative discs.
In regards to the bloating sometimes movement can make it worse or I know this will sound crazy....riding in car makes my insides feel like they are being rattled around. Then the pain feels like it is under my ribcage, I guess from all the bloating.
So my mind is going to the worst possible conclusion which is colon or rectal cancer. I am driving my family nuts over this and feel that I needed to post to a forum where hopefully other individuals will relate to this dreaded sense of doom...I have now cast over me.
If anyone does read this thanks for just reading. It feels better to actually type your feelings out.