Symptoms (TMI?)

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Symptoms (TMI?)

by TheBigBadMouse on Tue Nov 27, 2018 01:17 AM

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Hello there everybody, I hope you don’t mind my posting here but I can’t find any other way to ask advice from people that have experienced rectal cancer and it’s symptoms. I have had an intense, absolutely immense itch on, in & around my anus for the last three years. I have swelling and it is incredibly sore. I have a skin tag there too. Most recently I have been having back pain, stomach pain and my lower abdomen is in agony if I have wind or need to pass a bowel movement. My stomach is swollen and I am late for my monthly cycle ( I’m not pregnant ). I also have pain in my shoulders and on my left side under my ribs ( not sure if related ). I have visited my GP who prescribed two creams to put on and swabbed the area. I haven’t tried it yet, but her lack of urgency after describing my symptoms to her, even after she examined me and saw the state I am in, has moved me to change my GP practice. Did anyone else experience these symptoms before they had a diagnosis? How do I push for someone to take this seriously or do I have to go through the motions (no pun intended) and try different medications etc before a GP will refer this to hospital? I have a family history of various cancers, although I’m not aware of any family members that have been diagnosed with rectal cancer. I’m so worried as I have three wonderful children and the littlest is only 10 months old. Any advice or anything at all would be great fully received. God bless to you all.
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