I really just need someone to gently explain to me that I do not have cancer. I've had stomach issues all my life, and until recently, a pretty awful diet. About a 8 months ago I moved in with my boyfriend and started eating better, exercising, etc. About 3-ish months after that, I had severe pain in my ovary area, which was eventually diagnosed as a healing ovarian cyst (I mention this because I've heard this as a symptom somewhere). About 3 months ago, I started having the worst stomach cramps accompanied by diarrhea, cold sweats and nausea lasting anywhere from 15 to 45 minutes. Every morning. I was fine after that. All that eventually stopped. Since then I have been under a lot of stress. My diet has faltered (convenience foods and pop) while we prepared to move across the country, which was incredibly stressful. I've had soft stools, constipation lasting a few days, thin stools, changes in colour (yellow and normal browns). I was bloated a lot and gas-x seemed to help this. This all stopped for a week or so when the two of us were sick with a cold. Now, my current symptoms are bloating, cramping, and struggling to go to the bathroom. They're normal colour and size, just difficult. My biggest fear is (this is gross and I'm sorry), one day I..checked with a finger and felt a small lump inside about an inch up. It has changed size slightly, I think in conjunction with my period. I believe this is either endometriosis (the last few months I have had the worst period cramps ever) or a hemorrhoid from struggling to go. There has been no blood or vomiting (other than stress related, which I have had for years).
I know cancer does not come and go, but its still a fear that causes me a lot of distress. I'm not in a position to see a doctor right away, so I need some comfort that waiting the few months to a year until I can will not be the death of me.