Hello everyone, I am a 23 year old female. I afraid that I also might be suffering from this condition. My troubles started in May when I was diagnosed with Helicobacter gastritis, took triple therapy and stomach feels fine now. Right after got an UTI, E,Coli. Also got rid of it using antibiotics. 5 days ago I woke up feeling like I urgently have to have a bowel movement and when I did, the feeling didn´t go away. I constantly feel like having to pass stool but I don´t. My stool is normal, and I have bowel movements 2 times a day. The only thing I notice is a bit mucus and constant tenesmus. I feel worse in the mornings, becuse it´s usualy that nasty feeling that I have to go that wakes me up.
I did find some fresh blood on my toilet paper 2 times though, but it was weeks ago before this whole thing even started. My doctor told me not to worry about
it because I am still to young to be suffering from cancer or anything of that kind. I went to my GP again yesterday and she ordered stool and blood tests. In case they don´t show anything, I´ll have to get a colonoscopy. I should mention I quit smoking a month ago - I got particularly scared when I found out that ex - smokers are a risk group for UC. So...I ended up forcing myself to start smoking again, but still haven´t noticed any improvement.
But what scares me the most is that I´ve read a lot online about
people complaining to have these symptoms and doctors couldn´t figure out what´s wrong.
I guess I shouldn´t have done that. Does this ever go away? Have any of you experienced something like this? Does it sound like proctitis? Please help!
P.S. Excuse my english since I am not a native speaker.