It's all about my colon :(

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scaredyben
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/6/2009 4:21 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi guys... Ive been searching for Forum sites about health problems just like what im experiencing now until ive seen this site.. yay!! :)
Well let's get started... It started in the fist week of february.. I used to walk to go to work ( because i dont have a license yet XD im 20 y.o) before i leave to go to work i have a bowel movement ( as far as i can remember i have a soft, liquidy stool that day) it was 9:30 am when i leave (it took me 30 min to walk to work). It was summer time and its so hot!!! ( it was 45 deg celsius aw! XD) Then suddenly i got an itchy a**. I just ignored it and continued walking.. When i got to work i go immediately to the john and wiped myself and was pretty shocked from what i saw.. BLOOD! it's a bright red blood in the toilet paper. I was so worried that time of what might causing these. Then after that incident not often but sometimes i bleed after a BM. Not immediately after having a Bm but a while later ( like yeah i'm having a BM now and assuming i will bleed later after having a long walk) . I decided to have this checked and go into a bulk-billing clinic (it's the month of april) and explained the doctor about my symptoms. He did an rectal examination and he said he said that i dont have hemorrhoids. He then ordered me to have a blood work ( to be specific the tests that is done with my blood is FBE,ESR,CRP and LFT). It was at least 20 days later when i finally got to see a specialist ( which my consulting doctor referred me to).He said my blood work is all normal. He performed a "rigid sigmoidoscopy" to me.. it was like he inserted a lighted long tube in my a** . He checked at least 20 cm from my a** (thats as far as he can go) and after that he mentioned he found a little hemorrhoid and its not prolapsing.. He said that i dont have to worry and just add more fiber in my diet. After that, in the month of may im starting to feel constant tiredness (it doesnt go away), I always sleep late at night and sometimes lacking of sleep but im not sure if this is the cause,\. And now the month of june till now ive seen that there's blood in my stool ( only small amount in a portion of my stool). Im so scared because of this because im only having rectal bleeding and now it was mixed (a little) in the stool. And plus, my constant tiredness. Im going to a doctor again to check this out. just for information i dont have any family history of colorectal cancer or polyps. Im so worried of what might happening to me.. Im looking forward for your response so we can talk about my situation. I feel so alone ( i dont really got support from my family about this :( ) Im only 20 y.o. to have some nasty thing like "C"

Thanks,

"Scared" ben

Buckeyeinfl
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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 7/6/2009 5:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Ben,
First, although I know you're scared, I think you might be getting ahead of yourself with the talk of "C." I'm not a doctor or anything, so take all of this for what it's worth...but have been through alot with my daughter. She started bleeding (Aug 06)and was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. When it first started, I tried to get her GI doc to help me with her diet because I was convinced it had to be diet related...he wouldn't hear of it and said he was a "science man." Alot has happened between then and now, and I've learned alot about IBD, IBS, and all things colon related. You might be getting tired from losing some blood, so try to take a multivitamin...research as much as you can about probiotics (a good one is culturelle or VSL #3 (VSL #3 DS can be prescribed and paid for by insurance), and alot of people have put their symptoms in remission using the Specific Carbohydrate Diet. I truly believe that bacteria is key so if you can get this in check before it gets too bad, you may not have to go on all those dreadful medications that they may want to put you on. Be sure to check out the information on Prednisone in the Ulcerative Colitis forum before you go on that....be informed so you can be your own best advocate!
Feel Better!
20 yo daughter w/ Pancolitis
diagnosed 8/30/06
Step 1 colectomy/jpouch creation 11/27/06
Step 2 takedown 2/9/07
VSL #3 DS
21 yo Daughter diagnosed with right shoulder, bilateral wrist, 
bilateral elbow, bilateral knee, and bilateral ankle avascular necrosis
(aka Osteonecrosis) as a result of Prednisone use
 


scaredyben
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/6/2009 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for your post Buckeye!

Thanks you for your advice.. I will try taking some multivitamins... I don't really understand the specific carbohydrate diet? I hate to admit it but yeah i'm having a poor diet since then ( to be specific i dont really eat fruits and vegetables that much) and i lack of exercise... Im planning to consult to a different doctor and hope this time he will help me to get rid of this.

honestwoman50
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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 7/7/2009 1:13 PM (GMT -7)   
Ben, you could just possibly have a ulcer in your stomach...do you have any problems or pain in your tummy?  You might need a upper GI, never go to the C word, think positive as you are young and hopefully healthy...take care.  Leslie nono
Leslie King


scaredyben
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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/8/2009 3:49 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi honestwoman 50,

well im not experiencing in my tummy neither in passing stool. Yeap i hope this is nothing really serious cause I wanna really to go back in my old healthy and happy self... :)

Ben
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