I'm a 21 year old female with no family history of colon cancer that I know of. Over the last couple of weeks I have noticed a number of symptoms; I have had changes in my bowel movements, so that they are occurring more frequently (3-4 times per day), but are not actually diarrhea, I have seen a small amount of blood in my stool twice but never any in the toilet boil or on the toilet paper, have had abdominal pain made worse by eating and on and off throughout the day, decreased appetite, some weight loss, small fever, fatigue, nausea, and burning in my stomach, especially when I lie down at night. Also some sharp pain in my lower back. The pain in my abdomen also moves around, sometimes its the bottom left, sometimes the middle and sometimes higher on the right. My left abdomen is tender to touch. I haven't noticed my stool become too narrow or stringy but it is smaller than usual. My doctor has ordered blood tests, which showed I have inflammation somewhere in my body but couldn't tell the cause, and my stool sample was negative for intestinal infection. Today I actually seem to be able tolerate food with less nausea and pain so I'm hoping a lessening in symptoms indicates a chronic condition rather than cancer. Any ideas?
There is a link between Crohn's Disease and Colon Cancer. Continue to follow up with your doctor. If it is Crohns there are a number of things the doctor will do to help alleviate your symptoms and put you into remission. Once I was sent to a GI Specialist, diagnosed with Crohn's, and put on different medications, my "floating" abdominal pain, nausea, bloody stools, lack of appetite, fever and fatigue have gotten significantly better. I am just currently fighting the weight loss and depression. Hang in there, I know how hard it can be as a young female struggling with medical issues, but you can make it...just keep your head up and remember, whatever it is, there are other people out there who do understand what you are going through.
my doctor was telling me the other day that Crohn's can cause lower back pain, random eh. I hope that the tests are conclusive and that you can figure out what foods are good and bad for you and that the meds work well. (I've just been started on 6mp and am trying to figure out what are side effects and what are just me having a bad day! Im 25 y/o chick so like the above post you're not in this situation alone.
get some Aloe vera right away it will help you before its to late!!!! trust me that stuff really works I cant stress it enough. it has to be pure aloe vera and forever living products are the only company with a stabalizing plant for aloe vera. most aloe vera drinks you buy in the store are less then 0.1% pure aloe vera cause they dont have the patent for the aloe vera stabalizing plant.