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Please Help, many colon cancer symptoms

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  • Posted By: Kimberly83
  • April 24, 2007
  • 04:52 PM

Hi everyone. My name is Kimberly, I am 23. I am really scared, I've been having some symptoms and my doctor found some anal fissures and hemmoroids, and also took some stool from my rectum and tested it and found it negative for blood (this still doesn't convince me, because I've heard it's more accurate to do this test with stools when you actually go to the bathroom, but to be safe, I am still scheduled for a colonoscopy May 10th. Here is what is going on, tell what you think. On and off since I was about 16, I have had blood in my stools at times, sometimes just on the toilet paper and at other times seeming to "coat" the stool in a bright red...it comes and goes, yearly or sometimes every few months. Most recently a week or so ago, I noticed a red clump like a piece of something, on the toilet paper and a red coating on the tip of the stool. Also, what looked like a ball of white mucus. I just chalked it up hemorroids or other problems in the past, but I had spoken to my doctor a few times about it, and she has consistently checked me for anemia problems, as well as kidney and liver problems, and has found nothing. last time for liver problems was about 10 months ago, anemia 2. I went to a GI doctor who set up a colonscopy in December, but I had a bad cold that day and didn't want to take the chance of going. As far as other symptoms I notice that concern me about it being colon cancer are that I have trouble straning at times, and lately my stools seem soft and flat and narrow. My side hurts when I strain, and I sometimes have rectal pain. I don't have any stomach pain really, but some symptoms I do have that concern me are in addition to the flat stools, (from reading symptoms online) are that I am frequently gassy and sometimes after I have gone to have a bowel movement, I still feel like I need to go and sometimes only a little bit of stool comes out. It has me really scared. I tried to make myself feel better by telling myself if it is colon cancer, I'd be feeling much worse by now if I'd had it all these years, but that may not be true. I don't have any nausea, am not losing weight, and as I said, am not anemic. I get diarrehia and lose stools occasionally, but not too frequently. My doctor who I saw in December told me she believes it may be anal fissures. Looking up symptoms, I also suspect it could be possible inflammatory bowel disease..I'm going to reschedule the colonscopy, which has me scared as well, I know I should do it to find out exactly what is going on, but the thought of it scares me because its been so long since I've had anything done where I needed to be put to sleep. So if others could share their colonoscopy stories I may also feel better. Also, both of my parents had polyps, my mom is 53, my dad 59, and my mom was pretty young, not much older than I am, when they found she had some. Another reason my doctor wants to do a colonoscopy and endoscopy. Also, due to this, I tried to make myself feel better by telling myself I am still too young, but looking online and reading the stories, that doesn't seem to be the case either...any support, guidance, or ideas about what could be going on would be appreciated...I also have a chromosome disorder called Turner Syndrome which makes Inflammatory Bowel diseases and Colon cancer more likely...since my appointment last week, my doctor put me on a laxative to keep my stools soft, but it just seemed to make them even more watery and soft and loose, almost like diarrehia. Also I've been noticing food particles in my stool, plus I've had two colds with a cough lately, and have been on a lot of cold medicine, my lack of resistance is also worrying me. Sometimes I get a mild pain in my right side of my chest making me worried that this is colon cancer that has spread to my lungs. Also, since around the time I've gotten this cold, I've noticed a little less apetite, and that I may be losing a little weight. Any insight into what could be causing this mess would be helpful, lol :D

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  • I've had all these symptoms for years, only MUCH worse. I also had white mucus and clear fluid, like a cold from behind. Severe cramps, gas, long lasting pains, alternating constipation and runny tummy. A year ago I ended up freely bleeding from my rectum, all day, due to haemorrhoids, and was due for an urgent op. A homeopath told me to abandon meat and chicken. I was so anaemic that I called off the (traumatic) op, and stopped eating his meat and chicken. The whole problem then disappeared in a week! Since then I experimented with meat and it started again for a day. Now, without meat (and other bad things) I don't even have a thread on this forum - I'm well.Sure get checked if you want, but cancer should not be feared. We get it all the time, the immune system takes it away. The researchers know this but they keep it secret, for money. (One day the US Congress will sort them out.) The best defence is clever eating. Please see my other post here for tips: http://forums.wrongdiagnosis.com/showpost.php?p=40453&postcount=5Also take a look at www.cancertutor.com/Cancer/Budwig.html - it works. But you don't need it now. Another excellent defence is not to WORRY, as worry causes these problems. Enjoy your life, that way it will be longer. Nobody has perfect bowel movements. Find something more important to live for - seriously. It makes all our systems do their work better.
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • I agree with Curly-I think you can reverse this condition.Have you ever tried the exclusion diet? It would help you fond out what is it that affects your colon.My best advice: go for a NAET test- read the details at NAET.com.What I mean is, it does not have to be meat or chicken in your case- it could be milk, wheat, anything.Hemorrhoids are linked to allergies. But a regular doctor would not know. So check out NAET.Take Care!
    Eatafruit78 960 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes it could be an energetic (aura) allergy for anything - yes by all means get some NAET, it's great. But there is more to my story than I have time to explain. The homeopath didn't test me, he said it to be a general fix. Scores of family and friends with haemorrhoids and colon trouble like me, but also with spinal injury, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, muscle pain etc, have likewise now tried this no bread, no meat - and it worked perfectly. So while you wait for a NAET appointment, try my story. Meat and chicken are ******n the immune system, more toxic and different from other foods when they digest, and this is made even worse by what the animals are fed. These toxins mess up the colon and also get into the joints and muscles, in all people. Yeast (in bread) together with fruit causes uric acid in all people, no good for infections.
    Curly Stooge 319 Replies Flag this Response
  • Doctor knows for sure.___________ Finally found a good forum. :):):):)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello All, I am 27 year old Male living in India... Please help me out with this prob, some times because of this I am frustrated and feel realyy bad ... Please please please help me.. I'am having the same symptyoms as kimberley.. for about 18 months now - Narrow Hard Stools (Constipated ) - Chronic Anal itching after defecation.- Very Gassy (Awful Flatulence ) - Stomach Bloated - Heart Burn - No Weight Loss - No Blood in the Stools. I had done a colonscopy and endoscopy. Endoscopy observation were Hiatus Hernia and acidic reflux.. Colonscopy observation shown some inflammation over the COLON and the tissues send out to the LAB for biopsy and the result turned out to be a negative NON -SPECIFIC COLITIS and my DOC put me on some medication but the problem is the same. I still have all the symptoms as mentioned above.. Please share your experiances.
    Ashfak 6 Replies
    • January 1, 2008
    • 08:02 AM
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  • Hey AshfakWhat i would look at carefully is your diet, as Indian foods have a lot of oils and racid fats, such as Gee, and these can cause major digestion and reflux problems, and make it tough for the body to heal itselfHope you are okHello All, I am 27 year old Male living in India... Please help me out with this prob, some times because of this I am frustrated and feel realyy bad ... Please please please help me.. I'am having the same symptyoms as kimberley.. for about 18 months now - Narrow Hard Stools (Constipated ) - Chronic Anal itching after defecation.- Very Gassy (Awful Flatulence ) - Stomach Bloated - Heart Burn - No Weight Loss - No Blood in the Stools. I had done a colonscopy and endoscopy. Endoscopy observation were Hiatus Hernia and acidic reflux.. Colonscopy observation shown some inflammation over the COLON and the tissues send out to the LAB for biopsy and the result turned out to be a negative NON -SPECIFIC COLITIS and my DOC put me on some medication but the problem is the same. I still have all the symptoms as mentioned above.. Please share your experiances.
    pauljay 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Thanks Brother !I am ok now as I've done some modification in my DIET and getting some regular exercise I can't see I am completely ok but I keep going with this and feeling much better after doing some dietary changes.Ashfak
    Anonymous 42789 Replies Flag this Response
  • You can go to CTCA http://www.cancercenter.com/colon-cancer/colon-cancer-symptoms.cfm and check their symptoms for colon cancer but I'm sure it's something else. There is a note under that states the symptoms can be attributed to a number of conditions, dont worry too much. Keep in touch with a doctor and if you don't get your questions answered then please keep searching. There has got to be an answer and hopefuly you have a great doctor that will be able to help. Good luck and post when your doing better or know something.
    angdeer 2 Replies Flag this Response
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