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Am I being a hypochondriac?

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EssieTregowan Thu 09-Feb-17 16:05:34

I will preface this by saying I have quite severe anxiety.

I went to the doctor yesterday as I had three days of sticky black stools (sorry!) She did a rectal exam, we had a chat about my alcohol consumption (high) and she told me to get a blood test immediately (had to go to the hospital as they don't do it in the surgery) and that she was referring me to the gastroenterologist for a colonoscopy.

Today I feel really unwell. Nausea, lightheaded, extreme fatigue. I couldn't do the school run and had to ask a friend. My whole tummy feels full and gripes. And now I have had a feel of my stomach while laid in bed and I have a hard lump in my middle abdomen area and my liver area feels bobbly.

I am driving myself mad. Do I need to go back to the gp? Should I just be waiting for my appointment and test results?

I'm in a bit of a state and dh won't be home for another hour.

EssieTregowan Thu 09-Feb-17 16:09:27

Oh, and the gp didn't examine my stomach so that's what's got me spinning.

HarmlessChap Thu 09-Feb-17 16:13:02

Phone the surgery and request a call back from a GP. Explain your symptoms and what's been done so far and see if they suggest you coming in.

PlayOnWurtz Thu 09-Feb-17 16:27:48

Please seek medical attention if your condition has deteriorated

EssieTregowan Thu 09-Feb-17 17:55:12

Been back to see the doctor. Bloods are normal and my bp is normal so for now she says just watch and wait.

I feel horrendous.

IrishTwin Thu 09-Feb-17 20:44:24

Sorry to worry you but sticky black or plum coloured stools can be a medical emergency! Seek a second opinion!

justilou Thu 09-Feb-17 22:46:17

If your alcohol intake is high you could have a bleeding ulcer. (Also goes with anxiety - brilliant combination) I would go to A&E as these things can go bad very quickly.

EssieTregowan Fri 10-Feb-17 12:16:17

The doctor called me back in this morning. She's asked for an urgent ref for endoscopy and I have to have more bloods done on Monday.

I haven't been for a number two at all since Wednesday (when it was black and sticky) but she said when I do go if it's the same I should just go to A&E.

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