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Julieann90

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I keep getting bouts of abdominal pain and diarrhoea. Gross question, are anyone’s normal bowel movements not like solid stools. Since I had a sigmoidoscopy a year ago, I feel like I’m constantly checking my stools. And if you go by the Bristol stool chart are far from normal. Anyway, I have this fear that I have bowel cancer cos my stools are loose all the time and I keep getting bouts of abdominal pain with it, quite painful really. Not all the time, maybe every few weeks. My kids have just had a tummy bug so I’m hoping it’s just that today. I’m normally good at keeping my anxiety at bay now but last couple weeks just can’t shake it.
 

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Antidepressants are notorious for causing constipation. But, our bodies are equipped with the ability to remedy the problem on it’s own. The body will go into a natural diarrhea to evacuate the bowel. Or it could just be your anxiety causing the diarrhea, not uncommon. Cramps also go along with it. I spend a whole summer it seems tied to the white throne because of unrelenting diarrhea. It finally cleared up on it’s own with no problems since. The safe thing is if you feel it necessary, then you should see the doc. Better to take a logical approach.
 

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Once I always read the words ' Back to ', it tells me you had this same fear before. Did you actually have any form of cancer before when you felt this same way? Most probably not. Chances are you have not got it this time around either.
 

Julieann90

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Once I always read the words ' Back to ', it tells me you had this same fear before. Did you actually have any form of cancer before when you felt this same way? Most probably not. Chances are you have not got it this time around either.
Thanks for this reply! Yes this time last year! I was adamant I had bowel cancer. I was given a flexi sigmoidoscopy. They confirmed it was a skin tag inside and out. But I just can’t shake the feeling. I was fine after I had that confirmation and now the fear is back because of my stool consistency. Sorry I know that’s too much info!
 

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Thanks for this reply! Yes this time last year! I was adamant I had bowel cancer. I was given a flexi sigmoidoscopy. They confirmed it was a skin tag inside and out. But I just can’t shake the feeling. I was fine after I had that confirmation and now the fear is back because of my stool consistency. Sorry I know that’s too much info!
Julie, nothing bad in that area is going to grow in a year. 10 years maybe, just the start if something sinister is happening but you have no worries about CC. Sounds like IBS.
 

Julieann90

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Julie, nothing bad in that area is going to grow in a year. 10 years maybe, just the start if something sinister is happening but you have no worries about CC. Sounds like IBS.
Thankyou for replying, I am always reading up about IBS. And every symptom I read I go yep yep yep, then when I read about BC, I have like one symptom and assume that’s what I have cos anxiety gets the better of me. Iv always thought for years I have struggled with IBS, just never had it confirmed. I’m trying to put the anxiety and worry to the back of my head so much. Your words have reassure me, Thankyou.
 
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