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Re: Really scary symptoms
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2014, 05:48:19 PM »
Wow, thanks a lot for your replies. This genuinely helped. Tomorrow I'm going to try and seek out a proctologist and hopefully it's just haemorrhoids. I live in a really small town and don't know if there is a proctologist here.

I am indeed a skinny guy. For the past few years I've been trying my best to eat healthy, but at the same time I had some pretty bad habits like eating right before going to bed or eating tons of bread. Then at some point I started taking really long poops and was straining my bowels to make sure that every last drop escaped. It almost became an obsession of a sorts. I had no idea straining was something I shouldn't do.

I've realised that most of my health problems were related to stress and anxiety so I'm working on changing myself to become less angry, irritable, tense and anxious. The last one is tough because it's something I cannot easily control. I stop myself from becoming angry or annoyed, but it's more difficult to control anxiety. All these "what if" questions...

I generally trust doctors so I hope I can find a proctologist tomorrow.

Thanks again for your advice.
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Re: Really scary symptoms
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2014, 06:05:20 PM »
Wow, thanks a lot for your replies. This genuinely helped. Tomorrow I'm going to try and seek out a proctologist and hopefully it's just haemorrhoids. I live in a really small town and don't know if there is a proctologist here.

I am indeed a skinny guy. For the past few years I've been trying my best to eat healthy, but at the same time I had some pretty bad habits like eating right before going to bed or eating tons of bread. Then at some point I started taking really long poops and was straining my bowels to make sure that every last drop escaped. It almost became an obsession of a sorts. I had no idea straining was something I shouldn't do.

I've realised that most of my health problems were related to stress and anxiety so I'm working on changing myself to become less angry, irritable, tense and anxious. The last one is tough because it's something I cannot easily control. I stop myself from becoming angry or annoyed, but it's more difficult to control anxiety. All these "what if" questions...

I generally trust doctors so I hope I can find a proctologist tomorrow.

Thanks again for your advice.
  I could have almost predicted that by your labs.  That explains much.  Low cholesterol, low creatinine, etc.  And yes, I truly believe what you described is merely a hemorrhoid.  I see no correlation to what you see rectally and your labs.  The two don't go together.
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Re: Really scary symptoms
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2014, 06:18:36 PM »
I'm not surprised that you're skinny, either, because I have similar issues and I am thin as a rail and always have been. When you can't digest food properly due to being so anxious that your stomach and guts are in a twist, then it's hard to put on weight and easy to get deficiencies in your diet.

Multivitamins may be a waste of money for most people, but for me they are just insurance against dietary deficiencies. That said, I only take 1/2 tablet a day each of men's multivitamin, B12 complex, and zinc, and also a vitamin D3 gelcap. Occasionally I'll take 1/2 of an iron supplement tablet too, since my iron tends to run a little low and there's none in the men's multivitamins, but I don't take this often because high iron can be a bigger problem.
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Re: Really scary symptoms
« Reply #13 on: June 03, 2014, 06:20:14 PM »
Since my diet is so limited due to the esophagitis, I think I may have to take vitamins.

I need to wait for some burocratic procedure to finish before I can see a doctor (about a week). I hope it's ok to wait that long.

My symtoms have subsided more or less too.
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Re: Really scary symptoms
« Reply #14 on: June 25, 2014, 08:36:09 AM »
Ok I finally got a doctor's appointment for Friday. But here are the problems:

1. I am in France and I don't speak good French

2. The proctologist is a woman

I feel scared and anxious right now because I'm afraid they will find something bad and also I'm anticipating the awkwardness because of the doctor's gender. I wrote my symptoms down in French on an iPad and I plan to bring that to show to them.

I cannot stop thinking about this.
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Re: Really scary symptoms
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2014, 02:18:50 PM »
I'm sure they'll find that you have hemorrhoids, and I doubt that they'll find anything else very serious. I understand being anxious about doctor visits, especially of such a personal nature, but just remember that this will help ease your mind about the problem. Also, for me at least, the gender of the doctor has never been such a big deal. In fact I may be a bit more comfortable with a female doctor than a male doctor for some weird reason. I think I tend to feel just a bit more relaxed around the opposite gender. The language barrier would be more difficult for me to deal with, because I always have tons of questions I want answered. Anyway, good luck to you at your visit, and I'm sure it'll be just fine.
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Re: Really scary symptoms
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2014, 04:22:03 PM »
Ok I finally got a doctor's appointment for Friday. But here are the problems:

1. I am in France and I don't speak good French

2. The proctologist is a woman

I feel scared and anxious right now because I'm afraid they will find something bad and also I'm anticipating the awkwardness because of the doctor's gender. I wrote my symptoms down in French on an iPad and I plan to bring that to show to them.

I cannot stop thinking about this.

Trust me when I say this the gender of your doc matters only to you.  The doc sees these things all day, it's merely another butt.  There won't be any giggling or judgment as you are working with a professional.  As for the language barrier, that is a real issue.  But, many people in france speak english.  I would imagine she does as well.
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