I'm really freaking myself out right now and I feel like I can't talk to my husband about this anymore- he's too practical and just keeps saying "get it checked out" - not very reassuring!
Basically I have had stomach issues for a very long time. I had a colonoscopy done 4 years ago, in which they found a benign polyp and removed it. Then two years ago I was having bloating, cramping, strange BMs etc and had a sigmoidoscopy done which was clear. I'm not sure what a sigmoidoscopy can detect - anyone know if it can detect colon cancer?? Since then I have gone through stages of stomach issues but not terrible.
Now for the past 2 months I've had bloating, constipation and diarrhoea, narrow stools and a bit of nausea. I'm really worried because I read somewhere that sometimes colonoscopies can miss cancerous polyps. I really wish when I had the sigmoidoscopy 2 yrs ago I had got a full colonoscopy! I am going to get one as soon as possible, but should I be concerned?? Is it possible that cancer could have developed in 4 years? The narrow stools are also really feeling me out.
I should also mention that I am 29 (30 in june) non smoker, but my grandma did have colon cancer so it is in iur family.
Help I'm so scared