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    Old 06-09-2011, 11:03 AM   #1
    Paul5985
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    Frightened I have bowel cancer

    Good evening everyone i writing this the now and i'm very scared and frightened that i have all the symptoms off bowel cancer and it getting me right down.

    im 25 yrs old and About 5 weeks ago i was sitting at my desk at work and i started to get sore legs, sore back and sore tummy, the pain was very severe that when i had a bowel movement i found blood on my stools and and on the toilet paper i started freaking out so i made an appoint at the doctors that day and told him everyrthing that wrong with and he did a examination on me ( Rectum examination) and sai i have internal piles that have been bleeding and said everything seems ok nothing to worry about he gave me some more tablets and away i went from then on my sore back and legs have went away but ive stil got the persistent cramp stomach pains and my stools have changed i used to do big log stools (sorry for being graphic) but now it just comes out in a whole no shape to it at all and ive got a sensation on my bum that i need to go to the loo for a bowel movement all the time but i dont i then went back to the doctors i got blood taken and everything came back fine he checked my kidneys, liver, lungs, to see if im annemic but the pain is still there in my tummy and im not doing regular poos the blood seems to have cleared up but everything else is still there the doctor has taken a stool sample from me yeasterday and i need to wait till monday to get the results but i just thing ive got bowel cancer and im so worried that i could have cancer can someone please help me as this is getting me so down .

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    Old 06-16-2011, 07:03 AM   #2
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    Re: Frightened I have bowel cancer

    Hi paul,

    Im also in the uk Ive been going through the same thing (without blood) for 5 years and just had a colonoscopy and they found inflammation of my ilium, and im waiting on biopsies and really fear its cancer even though they havent mentioned it, so i know exactly how you feel, Im surprised that you havent been refered to a gastroenterologist, you could always try to get a second opionion also, is your stools loose or still solid as it sounds simular to colitis

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    Old 06-19-2011, 07:16 AM   #3
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    Hi paul,

    Im also in the uk Ive been going through the same thing (without blood) for 5 years and just had a colonoscopy and they found inflammation of my ilium, and im waiting on biopsies and really fear its cancer even though they havent mentioned it, so i know exactly how you feel, Im surprised that you havent been refered to a gastroenterologist, you could always try to get a second opionion also, is your stools loose or still solid as it sounds simular to colitis

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    Hi thank you for repyling to my post my abdominal pain and sore back has went away and there is no more blood on the loo roll but still some blood in stool i got the results of my stool test and everything came back negative also i had bloods done and everything came back fine i had bad problems with my stomach early 2010 for months on end i got a endoscopy done and everything came back fine except imflimation of the lining of my stomach and he pain went away, but i just concerned there is still a small amount of blood in my stool and also when wiping ive seen little specs of dry blood once or twice but this problem has been going on since 8th May and it starts to get you down and constant worrying im waiting on an appointment for sigmoidoscopy i wanted a colonoscopy but im getting this 1 first im just worrying so much..

     
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    Old 06-22-2011, 01:07 PM   #4
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    Paul
    you need further investigation despite your age. Age is just a stat and how the NHS loves stats. However, you are not a stat but a worried person with real health issues. Your doc knows this. What you have may turn out to be harmless but unless it is checked !. Your inner torment is having its effect on you too and at 25 you whole life is in front of you.

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    Old 07-10-2011, 11:49 AM   #5
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    Hi thank you for repyling to my post my abdominal pain and sore back has went away and there is no more blood on the loo roll but still some blood in stool i got the results of my stool test and everything came back negative also i had bloods done and everything came back fine i had bad problems with my stomach early 2010 for months on end i got a endoscopy done and everything came back fine except imflimation of the lining of my stomach and he pain went away, but i just concerned there is still a small amount of blood in my stool and also when wiping ive seen little specs of dry blood once or twice but this problem has been going on since 8th May and it starts to get you down and constant worrying im waiting on an appointment for sigmoidoscopy i wanted a colonoscopy but im getting this 1 first im just worrying so much..
    Hi I am from the uk and like you am so frigtened I can hardly breath. I had cervical cancer some 20 odd years ago. Like you horrendous back ache tummy ache and blood in my pooh and on the paper. They tried to do a colonoscopy on me but I couldnt tolerate it so then I had a barium enema, no results yet, so sick and tired of being scared all the time and so sick and tired of feeling like hell, so I am so with you hon.

     
    Old 09-16-2011, 02:52 AM   #6
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    Re: Frightened I have bowel cancer

    i paul i have been seen by specialist for 4 years with similar symtoms to you on. the 17th august i had a large op to remove cancer 40%of my bowell was removed 2.5ft of my colon removed 23 polyps found 4 were type c all of them removed i now have to go and do chemo for 6months, the one thing different to you was i was found to be anaemic this anaemia is when you are bleeding inside ,found by blood testing, so its unlikely that you have colon cancer , even if you were to get this cancer, dont worry. fight it, and dont let it get you down im possitve the outcome will be good for you as it is good for me. jcur.

     
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