I am only 20 years old (I'll be 21 in Feb) and I've had problems with constipation for little over a year. I have tried every thing. You name it, I've tried it. I have been to the doctor several times and they just dismiss it as being IBS. I however, think there is a bigger issue. This happened suddenly, not gradually. I also bleed. My grandmother died of colon cancer. Sometimes I go two weeks without going to the bathroom. My stomach swells, but when I finally am able to go, it goes back down. This time it is swollen and it will not go back down. I have a lot of sharp pain around my pelvis area. I am going to the doctor in the morning, but the nurse said it is really hard for someone so young to get a colonoscopy. I am really scared and in a lot of pain. I am terrified that they will not accept me to get one. Please pray for me and that they will grant me one. This has been going on for over a year and I need to know that everything is okay down there for my sanity and well being.
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1/5/06 at 11:21pm