I am 30 years old. I have had loose stool for about 3 years (that I can remember) and never really assumed it was much of a problem. Then I started getting stressed and started noticing some random stomach pains (mostly under my rib cage but the odd pain around the lower gut). I went through a really stressful time with something else and suddenly started worrying about feeling sick and stomach pains.
I started to do the old Google search and came up with colon cancer and started to worry myself sick. I saw a couple of doctors who did blood work (all fine) and prodded my gut and just perscribed somac. But it wasn't enough, I had become a hypochondriac with an obsession with Colon Cancer.
Finally after worrying so much I persuaded a doctor to give me a FOBT to try put my mind at rest (I had started to convince myself this was all in my head, I was noticing varied stool daily, my pains weren't bad as sufferers wrote theirs were and I saw no blood in my stool).
One out of three of the samples were positive.
Now I have to see a specialist and get a colonoscopy. Any advice and talking me down would be very appreciated....