I am a 41 yr old male and began having symptoms about 6 weeks ago. Started with sudden change in my bowel movements that included cramping, difficulty passing stool and blood and mucus discharge. I also felt that i was unable to complete my bowel movements. This went on for 4 days. I was taking an anti-inflamatory (Meloxicam), so i stopped. I saw my Dr who stated that he was not too worried (taking the wait and see approach). I was good for 4 days, then it came back, but more mild. I did a stool sample, but it was Negative (for whatever they looked at, not sure). Since then (past 4 weeks), i have not had blood or mucus, but i continue to have an irritable stomach, gas, and burping. I do use protein suppliments and a pre-workout drink (creatine and caffeine). I recently stopped to the pre-workout drink.
I talked to my dr again and he said not to worry. I looked up symptoms of colon cancer and i seem to have had some of them. I have no family hx of colon cancer. I want a colonsocopy, but my Dr seems to downplay the need for one (i finally scheduled to see a gastroendologist (sp?) in about three weeks for a consult.
Question: do colon cancer symptoms come and go? is my Dr right re. not to worry? should i have a colonoscopy? thanks for your help.
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