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CurlyQ25
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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 12/11/2005 11:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello.  I am new to this site and wonder if anyone could help me.  Ok...short and sweet version of what's going on.  since about the beginging of november I have been (I guess) constipated.  But it's not like my stool is "hard" per se, but I do have to strain to get it out and it is only little amounts; sometimes even being very skinny or like ribbons.  I have been having pains in my left side front and back and sometimes on the right side also (very low right side)  I have been having a lot of gas (a lot of burps) but when I go to fart, it seems like the gas will only come out when it wants to.  I also feel like I am not digesting food right.  I am terrified that I may have colon cancer, and didn't even think about stomach cancer untill I came to this site, but now I'm kinda worried about that too sad
 
Anyway, it is all I can think about and has really put me in a deep depression.  I don't know if it is important, but my dr diagnosed me as having anxiety about three weeks ago and I had gone to the ER 9/29/05, with what I now believe might've been an anxiety attack (although at the time I thought I was having a heart attack.
 
Anyone who could shed some light on what my symptoms might be, would be greatly appreciated :-)
 
 
P.S.  I am scheduled for a colonoscopy for tomorrow morning (extremely scared!!)

katydid1994
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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 12/11/2005 2:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello,

You're doing the right thing, you found us for support and you're having a colonscopy. Are you seeing a gastroenterologist for the colonscopy or a regular doctor?

A colonscopy is one of the first tests they will give you. Hopefully it will give you answers. I recommend that you find a good gastroenterologist if you don't already have one. You need someone who really understands the GI tract.

Don't panic about the test, the prep (the laxatives) is the absolute worst part. Are they giving you a light sedative for the test? It should make you sleep through the test.

7Lil
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   Posted 12/11/2005 5:54 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Natalie, welcome to the site. :-)
Good luck with the scope! Please come back and let us know how it went.
Take care.
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CurlyQ25
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Date Joined Dec 2005
Total Posts : 49
   Posted 12/12/2005 1:45 PM (GMT -7)   
My Scope was normal yeah   The dr told I have IBS!  That is such a relief for me!
 
Thanks everyone for your support!
Natalie

dbab
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Date Joined Jan 2004
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   Posted 12/12/2005 1:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Natalie,
I just want to apologize for not welcoming you sooner, I just had a finger injury so typing is not so fun right now :) But I did want to welcome you.

Congrats on your colonoscopy results... thats great. I hope you continue to keep posting here with us.

Take Care
Hugs, Des
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7Lil
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   Posted 12/12/2005 2:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Woo hoo!!
Glad you got through the scope and everything is normal.
Please come back and post any questions / comments / concerns. We are all here to help each other.
Take care.
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