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
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!!)