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DR suddenly worrying me about IBS symptoms - please calm me down
I went to the Dr this morning for a 6 week check on my coil. All is fine there. I discussed my IBS symptoms with her because just after the coil was fitted, the following period was agony and my IBS hurt like hell. It had been flaring up a bit before the coil was fitted, but the period really aggravated things. I talked about the pain and other things, like bleeding, which I'm sure when I've worried about this before, they've always said that the IBS was just aggravating my piles. (I'm a mess down there, obv!)
I've had IBS for years - it was officially diagnosed (as much as IBS can be) after a colonoscopy about 8 years ago. I am only 31.
She did mention colitis and diverticulitis but also quizzed me again about my family bowel cancer history (lots of bowel problems in my family, but only incidence of bowel cancer is a great-grandparent). I am now so scared - I haven't mentioned any bowel problems to her since last summer (just after DC2 was born) because it's kind of part of my life. Things are bad at the moment - but I am really stressed and anxious at the moment. I can't stop crying at all kinds of things, so I guess I didn't think too much of my IBS being bad.
Am I an idiot for not doing anything about this? I started to google, which is such a mistake, and I now really, really need to calm down before DD wakes up from her nap.
I don't know what I'm asking for, really - please just help me to calm down.
I've just realised I didn't mention the fact that she's ordered blood tests. I didn't mean to drip feed - just forgot!
My mum and DH have been on at me for ages to try and get something done, but whenever I've mentioned since having the colonoscopy, I just get told it's normal for IBS. I feel like such a fool for not making a fuss before. She's given me some other medicine to try, too.
I have fibroids and they started to bleed. In the waiting room. Luckily the loo was free so I dived in there before any harm was done to the floor. I'm sure he went OTT, he could have easily have sent me home with some drugs.