possible Colon Cancer !?
Hi, I am new here saw the site while searching. I am going to try and keep this short but I have a rather complex story and REALLY NEED YOUR HELP!! PLEASE GIVE ME YOUR FEEDBACK I AM VERY WORRIED. Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this.
It started out about 5 years ago. I went on the Atkins diet (mostly meat) for a year and lost a bunch of weight. Since then I have had MANY unexplained problems. After almost a year on the diet I started to get constant constipation then after a few months one day I woke up and had pain in my sides months later slowly spread to my whole body. I also lost my physical strength and started to get chronically fatigued beyond belief. Soon after I started feeling very out of it most of the time. I went to many Dr’s they did all the basic blood work along with advanced blood work. By the time they were done they had a blood work file about 3 inches thick and could not find anything. I also developed an enlarged prostate during this time and “prostatitis” with cause unknown. Just recently they finally diagnosed me with Fibromylagia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I am now disabled and cannot work. I have sever all over body pain every waking hour, stiffness and fatigue. I also now have very little balance/coordination and my muscle strength is very low. My memory also is very poor now along with thinking ability.
Recently I have been studying my constant bowel symptoms. I spoke of my concern of colon cancer with my Dr he basically said I was too young. I am now 25 years old. He brushes off my bowel symptoms like he brushes off my all over body pain, all over muscle twitches and extreme fatigue. He says I just have IBS and hemroids causing the bowel stuff and the fibromyalgia causing the constipation and other stuff.
My stool is very similar to deer droppings, it has been for years now. It is always in a few small pieces that are oddly and distinctively shaped. I have frequent red blood on and off, pain while and before going, constant heavy mucus, abnormal smell, and anal discharge that is clear and sticky also with a very abnormal smell. I also usually have darker stool color. They did the stool test where they test for blood a while back and found nothing. I find this very hard to believe because there was clearly blood visible on the outside of the stool when put in the sample tube. I really feel like they are missing something serious and all my pain, fatigue and bowel symptoms are from something more serious then just fibromyalgia. I am extremely frustrated and will keeping looking for a second and third opinion as my overall health is steadily declining.
I have no diarrhea, no current weight loss and blood work many months ago seems to be normal. Does the no weight loss and normal blood work rule out forms of cancer such as colon cancer? If colon cancer was a possibility could it have been overlooked? Does a strange sticky discharge and odd smell relate to colon cancer? Should I really keep ignoring the strong message my body is sending me? My feelings are the Dr’s are not on the right track. My insurance is poor (now state ins) so the Dr’s that I do see are in my opinion not properly trained but what do I know?
Again thanks for taking the time, looking forward to your replys