Hi, Thank you for letting me join. I have had Diarrhea for almost 6 weeks, along with painful cramps, a bit of back pain in the lower back - the diarrhea is violent and explosive. I had tests for parasites and infection etc - and celiac disease (Sp) and nothing showed up.
Today the Dr said she is putting me on the urgent list for the camera because she wants to rule out bowel cancer. I asked her if thats what she was thinking it is and she said the usual, don't worry until we have to, but your symptoms could be.
Its difficult because she asks if I'm tired, suffering fatugue, but I'ma fibromyalgia and CFS sufferer - I'm always exhausted! I don't think I'm any more tired than usual.
I have had some pretty rapid weight loss in the past few months, and I wasn't trying (though I'm happy to have lost weight!).
I am diabetic - insulin dependent and had cancer of the cervix 25 years ago, which required radical surgery etc but nothing since. THere is no history of bowel cancer in the family.
So, what do you think? Is this the start of things to come? I would love to hear your thoughts on this and to know what I need to prepare for, if anything - as in, do they always operate or do they sometimes use just chemo etc? And will I end up with a stoma? Too many questions, I'm sorry!!