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Old 05-16-2019, 09:54 AM
 
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You might be onto something. A tapeworm would make him so hungry that he'd be afraid to go without food for a day. And it might cause bleeding and itching.
He wrote that he had a stool sample examined. Wouldnít that reveal any worm presence?

 
Old 05-16-2019, 09:57 AM
 
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Or she!!!!
With all the fears the OP expressed, I doubt he is seeing a female doc.

Regardless, OP, do what Doc said. GET YOUR COLONOSCOPY!!!!!!
 
Old 05-16-2019, 11:17 AM
 
Location: Tucson Arizona
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He wrote that he had a stool sample examined. Wouldnít that reveal any worm presence?
If evidence of worms (eggs, body parts) were in that particular sample AND if they were looking for them. For instance, I believe a fecal occult blood test--usually the first test done in situations like this--is automated and looks only for blood.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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This is the most ridiculous post I've read on C-D. You don't want a scope... because you're AFRAID TO GO A DAY WITHOUT EATING?!!!?!? You can't be serious?!?

And you eat a frozen pizza... 4 nights a week?!? as a ...4th meal.... and only weigh... 160 pounds...
Do you have a tape worm?
I agree with you a lot here, but never thought of the tape worm. I'm still going with the hemms issue as it's so rampant.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 11:31 AM
 
Location: State of Transition
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OP, if you have stable blood sugar, you can go the required time without eating. You're allowed to eat clear Jello, I think. I do not have stable blood sugar, but I was able to do the protocol. The actual procedure isn't a big deal, because they give you pain killers, prior. I've done it without the pain killers, and it wasn't bad.

Just do it; it's the only way to have a definitive answer as to what's bothering you. It could only be hemorrhoids (which the procedure doesn't diagnose, but eliminating a more serious cause of your symptoms is essential).
 
Old 05-16-2019, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Iím 34 and my GI doctor wants me to have a colonoscopy because of my symptoms. My symptoms are itchy and pain sometimes when I use the bathroom. There is also blood on the tissue sometimes when I wipe myself. The itching is what bothers me the most. I could be walking down the street and it randomly start itching.

I was suppose to get a colonoscopy months ago and posted a thread on here about it months ago but never got the colonoscopy. A few weeks ago my butt was hurting me so bad that I had to go to the emergency room. They gave me Lidocaine there and it numbed the pain. My GI doctor wants me to do a colonoscopy this Friday. I am nervous and donít know if I can go a whole day without eating. Iím 5í8 160 but just donít know if I can go a whole day without eating. Iím also nervous about the prep drink too and 2 pills I have to take. The not eating part is bothering me.

When I went to the emergency room they gave me a stool sample and it was negative


I really donít want this colonoscopy test cause of the reasons I mentioned and plus I think itís hemms. The test is this Friday. Should I reschedule? Should I do this test?



Edit: another thing I forgot to mention is that I usually eat Digorno pizza 4 nights a week. I donít eat it for dinner though, itís my late night snack around 9pm 3-4 nights a week. Not sure if this is relative to my situation but just wanted to mention it
Something that you may want to try is changing your diet. I had pains in the tail section for a long while. When I changed my diet to a high fiber diet, lots of vegetables and fruit, oat meal in the morning, my symptoms cleared up. I changed my diet to include mostly drinking water and stopped drinking milk or eating dairy products. My body can't digest the dairy as it turns out that I am lactose intolerant. I think I read that over 65% of the world is lactose intolerant. The milk products hurt the digestive tract causing pain. Imagine that, a product used to fatten up a calf is not good for the human person.

I would still go in for the colonoscopy to see what is going on down there. I had it done a couple years ago and they found some polyps in the colon.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Something that you may want to try is changing your diet. I had pains in the tail section for a long while. When I changed my diet to a high fiber diet, lots of vegetables and fruit, oat meal in the morning, my symptoms cleared up. I changed my diet to include mostly drinking water and stopped drinking milk or eating dairy products. My body can't digest the dairy as it turns out that I am lactose intolerant. I think I read that over 65% of the world is lactose intolerant. The milk products hurt the digestive tract causing pain. Imagine that, a product used to fatten up a calf is not good for the human person.

I would still go in for the colonoscopy to see what is going on down there. I had it done a couple years ago and they found some polyps in the colon.
Good advice on the diet.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 06:21 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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Old 05-16-2019, 10:52 PM
 
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Pick your poison.
You can either worry short term about an inconvenient but painless diagnostic procedure. Or you can skip the colonoscopy and instead risk posting here in a few years about how you're worried about your upcoming surgery, colostomy or metastasis, or whatever could have been averted had you known ca 2019.

Colon cancer is one of the most metastatic and at the same time most avoidable of all cancers.
 
Old 05-16-2019, 11:23 PM
 
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I have done it 3 times with full anesthesia and no issues at at all.
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