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What do you think I should do?
I have been known to suffer from bowel problems in the past as it runs in my family but this has lasted longer than most of my other digestive problems I've had previously. should I be concerned?
I am seeing my doctor on Monday. I've been to the out-of-hours GP who told me that he's going to recommend I get referred right away. which means I would need to wait at least a month to see someone on the NHS.
Should I be concerned? What do you think this could be? What are the chances it could be something sinister?
Are stomach ulcers common in people my age? and are they treatable? I have had a h.pylori stool test which came back negative.
I'm just getting abit scared. I'm only 23 and something like this happens out of nowhere.
Okay, one last question.
I thought they were caused by h.pylori, but I have had a stool test which came back negative for the infection. could an ulcer still happen?
Alright, so I shouldn't worry about cancer at all? do you not get many stomach cancers in my age?
Okay, that's reassured me a little.
In the meantime is there anything I can do for symptom management whilst I wait for my GI appointment?
How sure are you? as I'm getting all the warning signs of it.
What foods make it worse? I tend to eat alot of pizza and drink alot of soda.
It's been 3 months now since the problem began and I am still getting abdominal pain/cramps, my farts smell like processed ham which I read indicates intestinal bleeding and tumors, excessive belching and tiredness. I haven't lost any weight which is reassuring but I do know whatevers happening isn't normal.
I went to the doctor and got a GI appointment and a abdominal ultrasound booked for next week, however the appointment isn't until July. and I feel this problem can't wait that long. any advice you could give me would be great, as I am still dreading it's some form of cancer/tumor.