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Offline KatB

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Anyone know anything about shoulder pain and colon cancer?
« on: October 12, 2010, 10:24:08 AM »
Ok so I am back here again, after feeling 10 times better with some of the great responses I got with my last post...my shoulder started to hurt. In the past 3 years two close friends of the family past away from cancer. Both colon cancer and both experienced shoulder pain.

Now , I have the small little bump under my left ribcage which could be a hernia, a muscle tear my colon who knows..Dr's did  not worry about it but then my shoulder started aching a few days ago . Now my mind is racing and I have been checking colon cancer symptoms and right shoulder pain is one of the symptoms. Now I am worried again , could all this stuff that is happening with my lump or bump or hernia be colon cancer ?

Do I talk to my Dr again and  press her to check me for colon cancer ? I am so tired of feeling this way being scared about every little ache and pain. Analyzing every symptom and basically becoming a walking medical dictionary. I just want to stick my head in the sand like an Ostrich and hide from the world and my own mind.

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Re: Anyone know anything about shoulder pain and colon cancer?
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2010, 10:27:28 AM »
Sorry I forgot to mention that I got tested for low iron, I was experiencing heart palpitations, lower blood pressure,  short of breath etc etc. I am pregnant and realize that it is normal to be low in iron but since my mind has issues...I stared connecting the dots. Anemia, bump under left ribcage, shoulder pain...I just cannot stop panicking about this and thinking about it every single day. Never worried about colon cancer before this is a new one .
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Re: Anyone know anything about shoulder pain and colon cancer?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2010, 10:28:24 AM »
wow i never heard of that & i never saw that listed as a symptom. My mom passed away from colon cancer 10 years ago & she never told me that. Her symptoms were bathroom issues-pain & diareah...then came hte weight loss. I myself had a colonoscopy last year at the age of 38, so you could alwasy just have that test done and be done wiht the worry.
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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2010, 10:55:04 AM »
holy smokes i did actually just google & saw that listed as a symptom...my goodness never saw that before. I've had shoulder pain, but not persistent or anything....
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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2010, 12:05:49 PM »
Yeah isn't that weird, I have never worried about colon cancer. Now with all the things I am experiencing I am worried . I might just ask for a colonoscopy , even the word colonoscopy is making me worry.
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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2010, 12:14:40 PM »
well I'd do the colonoscopy, only because its such an effective test although chances are yours is nothing serious serious. I have colon cancer in my family, and I'm a long term smoker ( another thing I just learned plays a role in it-funny how I've researched for years over it but never saw these 2 things until now?)
Do you have carpal tunnel syndrome? Maybe its that...
i dsont see much about the shoulder pain being a symptom other than yes its listed as a symptom. Did you happen to find out if its any special kind of pain, how long, or anythign more detailed? freaky...
oh to live a life without anxiety...:)
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Re: Anyone know anything about shoulder pain and colon cancer?
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2010, 01:22:54 PM »
If you can't get a colonoscopy or don't want to at this time, request a test where you poop on a stick and they analyze it.  I don't know what the test is, my parents just call it the poop on a stick test.  It looks for microscopic blood in your stool which is known to be an early sign of colon cancer.  The people I know who have had colon cancer didn't have palpable lumps on their bodies, they did have blood in their stools.  I have had a few hernias, they did involve lumps.
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Re: Anyone know anything about shoulder pain and colon cancer?
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2010, 01:30:18 PM »
I think the best thing to relieve your health anxiety would be to go ahead and have the colonoscopy.  I don't know your age, but with the worrying and symptoms that are scaring you, it would be worth it, IMHO.

I went through it and no it is not pleasant, but you know what?  I was the happiest person alive when they gave me the paper that said no cancer, and come back in ten years!    It was worth it all.   Just my opinion. 
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Re: Anyone know anything about shoulder pain and colon cancer?
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2010, 01:46:40 PM »
Lucky Nicollette-10 years?
I didnt think it was too unpleasant either but I had 4 benign polyps removed & told to return in 3 years. That was last year, 1 down 2 to go. Its worth it though.
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Re: Anyone know anything about shoulder pain and colon cancer?
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2010, 02:23:11 PM »
Hey everyone,  I am 38 . Never had issues with my bowels or anything. Perhaps because of the little lump and anemia and all the other little things its started making me worry. I will ask my Dr about it the next time I see her. There is not much I can do right now being 30 weeks pregnant . I might just go for the poop and scoop thing or whatever they tell me. The only way I will feel ok is getting things checked out .
My husband suffered from Diverticulosis , had to have surgery to remove part of his colon. He was experiencing so many colon cancer signs its unreal. I still worry about him too as soon as he complains of stomach pain or something I keep thinking they missed cancer.

Watching Dr Oz two weeks ago didn't help. He had a colonoscopy and was found to have precancerous polyp. He kept saying how he eats right etc etc and look at his situation. It makes you think , be a HA sufferer and it makes you think twice as bad and with after effects  :spineyes:.

I'm am wishing us all piece of mind , this is just getting way out of control for me . I hate it.

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