Scared

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Scared

by samsmith1 on Wed Dec 23, 2015 04:40 AM

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Hi my name is same im 21 years old and for the past month ive had a feeling of fullness or almost like an urge to pass stool. I dont have any blood in the stool not even a drop, i pass stool anywhere from 2-3 times a day mostly after i eat ive been this way since as long as i can remember, i dont have any difficulty passing stool and its not diarrhea. I just wanted to hear from people who went through this if i should worry or not, ive googled and done tons of internet searching and convinced myself i have rectal cancer and any slight pain or tightness i have over my body is cancer that has spread :( . I have a visit scheduled next week to my GP but im worried sick i have something grim wrong, i dont have any family history of colon/rectal cancer in my family all though 3 of my familly members (2 uncles and my grandma) all had a colostomy bag for diverticulitis. Ive checked myself out in the mirror and when i strain i see 2 slight purpleish looking balls a little bigger than a pea come out but retract back in. I'm not sure if they are hemorrhoids or if hemorrhoids can cause this feeling, id like to note its off and on feeling in the morning its not there but after my first bowel movement it starts to slowly come back. Sorry of if this is to much information im just worried and looking for some advice or symptoms of rectal cancer survivers/patients

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by samsmith1 on Wed Dec 23, 2015 06:58 AM

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I'd like to note that for the past week ive been using the bathroom 3-4 times a day when its usually 2-3 times a day, but i decided i should increase my fiber since before i was virtually getting little to none so i increased my intake from prob 5-10g to the reccomended 30g so im not sure if that has anything to do with it or not that was one of the major things that recently scared me was i started going a little more the recent week.

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by valhi on Wed Dec 23, 2015 01:27 PM

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Hi Samsmith

I know that hemorroids can cause these things you describe. You may want to take a stool softener and see if it relieves some of the pressure (maybe if the symptom goes away you will be able to relax til you see GP).

Thoughts are with you

Val

 

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by samsmith1 on Wed Dec 23, 2015 10:56 PM

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Yea i tried some for about a week until i got my diet in check, i work from home so i sit 8-10 hours a day, i started getting up more often trying to cut that number in half when i can and the days i can afford to do that i have to say my symptoms greatly improve, but i cant do that everyday becuase of work.

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by Virginia541 on Fri Jul 29, 2016 02:42 AM

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I have rectal cancer and my symptom was blood in my stools, not what you are describing.  Hope you have answers by now.

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