I'm currently in the emergency room. I have allowed health anxiety to send me into a blind panic and as usual I look like an idiot.
I've been having stomach issues. I'm fixated on them at the moment. I feel constipated just now and strained to go and passed really dark stool. Soft and sticky. I called the out of hours gp and got an appointment.
I took the stool sample with me. She said it was really dark and she was concerned it may contain blood. Que hysteria. She did a rectal exam and said all normal.
So she arranged for me to be transferred to the hospital to see a specialist. She examined me and did another rectal exam and said the colour is dark but it's just normal stool. I showed her my 'sample' and she also said it's not blood. She then got a senior doctor to come and see me and examine me and she said the same. I even made her fish the stool sample (in its container ofcourse), out of the bin to show her. She also said it's not blood just a dark stool. They had also taken bloods From me one of which test specifically for losing bloods in digestive tract (not CBC or iron - they did these too but it was a specific test). They have all come back normal
On this basis they want to send me home which I am please about but worrying at same time as I had hoped I could get some test done. They have said I can be referred for the tests to put my mind at rest but that I need to be seen as an outpatient as all their tests are showing I'm well. They said they have other patients who ans losing blood from their back passage badly and are very sick. When she said that I felt bad.
But even as I sit here I feel the gas building up but not passing. I just want to pass stools!!