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    • Fear of death and vomiting as a child.  Fear of death, flying, and public spaces as an adult.  Public spaces has gotten better, but there is still a hint left. 
    • Sorry nobody has replied and I just saw this thread tonight. I usually don’t visit the GAD boards. Anyway how did your appointment go? I understand the anxiety of going to the Oncologist. I saw mine every three months the first two years, then every four months the next year, then every six months and now I’m finally on the once a year visits. Even though it’s been seven years since I had cancer,  I still get anxious every year before my checkup. My appointment is February 11th this year so I get where you’re coming from. Just wanted to let you know you’re not alone and I hope your checkup went well!
    • Blips of blood on paper are usually from, as you said wiping too hard, and hemorrhoids. The type of blood in stools that would be from cancer is black and tarry. Unmistakable. Colon cancer is highly unlikely at 38, but I understand your fear. Mucus in stool is also benign 9 times out of 10 and usually due to high stress, a virus, IBS or constipation. Another thing I have learned is pains on the left side are almost always indigestion, which unfortunately anxiety can cause. I do not believe you need a colonoscopy, especially not if colon cancer doesn’t run in your family, but if it would ease your mind I suppose it wouldn’t hurt. It would be unnecessary, but if it would ease your mind you could ask if you wish. It is your body and your health care. I assure you, though, you are okay. Anxiety can wreak havoc on your system. 
    • I am on a pill to regulate my period, I have to be or else I don’t stop, and yesterday was the day before I start the sugar pills for my cycle. I’ve also been having some pre-period cramping. Today the lump seems to be not as defined, but it’s still sore, and my mom ended up feeling it when I wouldn’t calm down. She said it could also be a lymph node, and I have been fighting some sort of virus, because of the location. I don’t know. That and your comment does help a bit, though. I’m just so anxious about everything and then this happened. 
    • She stated she was wiping to the point of making herself raw. Hence the blood. I was giving reinsurance if that is the case that someone that young with no symptoms likely doesn’t have cancer or need a colonoscopy. 
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