0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Mucous is a huge indicator of IBS when not accompied by blood. IBS can also cause change in Bowel habbits and cause sever cramping. At 19 years old CC is almost unheard of unless you have a genetic colon condition causing hundreds of polyps to form in your colon and it's very rare. And even with that it mostly developes in your 30s and 40s. I would push to see a Gastro to rule out colitis or diverticulosis. Both are easly controlled.
You don't sound like a pest, Danny. Most of us here have the same all-consuming health fears and just need somewhere to go to get it off our chest...and this is the place. :) As Lindsay said, it's extremely unlikely that you have cancer. In fact with the ultrasound, MRI, and bloodwork results all negative I'd say it's impossible. What you have is a manageable condition that will get better in time. If you want, have a look at this natural remedy site: http://www.earthclinic.com/CURES/ibs-irritable-bowel-syndrome.html You might find something that helps with the pain.
That absolutely sounds exactly like IBS. I know those fears. I felt the exact same. It wasn't until I saw my friend pass from colon cancer at 26 that I realized I was OK. He had a family history and his symptoms were completely different. Would you be open to see your GP to treat your anxiety? You don't have to live like this.
I should also say, the average waiting time for the colonoscopy is 10 weeks (in Dublin), not sure about Cork, but maybe something similar.It's still better than waiting months on end to get an appointment with the Gastro first.