Hello all...so first time poster here....
So my story starts like this...about
5 weeks ago I was diagnosed with testicular cancer....it sent me into a tailspin..... I lost my appetite that day and started experiencing pain in my upper abdomen, a gurgling and churning sound in my gut, and an occasional burning sensation under my chest. I was also havin frequest bms that seemed loosely formed.... so I went to the hospital and had a ct scan and bloodwork....blood work was normal no signs of anemia or anything else unusal. the only.abnormality was *possible* colitis and slight thickening of mid intestine wall vs distended colon. They assumed bacterial colitis and sent me home...but after finishing 2 weeks of meds I decided I was still not satisfied and went to a gi...he sat down and said it sounded like ibs but he booked me for a colonoscopy and upper gi next week. Lately much of the pain has subsided but I am still getting the gurgling at points and I'm waking up and immediately having a bm.....followed ususlly by 2 more bms within the first 2-3 hrs of being awake. Then the rest of the day I may have 1 or 2 small bms as well.
Obviously the fear of cancer has gripped me at this point so I started thinking back of lifr over the past 6 months or so and realized my morning bms had been becoming far more urgent than before - something I had always attributed to a high fiber and spice diet combined with my 2 cups of black coffee in the am.... I also had been noting at night after dinner I would experience a massive amount of particularly foul smelling gas.....
Over the past week I am getting a discomfort between my shoulder blades and it has me in a panic that the mild thickening in my ct was it picking up a colon cancer that will be confirmed by colonoscopy...worse I am fearful that this has spread into my shoulder blades.... I am about
to turn 28 and have no family history of colon cancer.... I'm hoping this is ibs....for those out there with ibs are there people with similar symptoms? My fear is I've had colon cancer slowly developing and the testicular cancer diagnosis just alert
ed me to the changes in my body....so scared :(
Post Edited (Thephalanx) : 11/28/2015 4:13:37 AM (GMT-7)