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Still worried about colon cancer

SB2017

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I posted a while ago that I was having diarrhea almost all the time 3-4 times a day. I went through a short period where it settled down a little but now it’s back.

I’ve been going to the bathroom after every meal and it’s freaking me out. I also noticed there’s a lot of mucus in my stool.

I was scheduled for a colonoscopy last month but my husband got covid and I had to cancel. The next one isn’t until March so I’m putting myself through hell now thinking the worst. I did have a colonoscopy 5 years ago and it was normal. I am 35.
 

Iugrad91

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It sounds like IBS-D (IBS with diarrhea). Colon cancer does not usually present with symptoms of diarrhea. I would ask a gastro about IBS and see if there are diet recommendations you can follow to ease your symptoms while you wait for your scope.
 

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Thank you! I have spoken to him and he gave me a medication for IBS that I took in late October. I was pretty much ok since then, but all the symptoms have returned.

What worries me is that when I first use the bathroom in the morning, it is solid, but always follows with multiple bowel movements that are diarrhea.
 
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