Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: flat stools. colon cancer or ibs?

  1. #1

    flat stools. colon cancer or ibs?

    Hi. I'm 22 and for the past couple years, I have had what I though was irritable bowel syndrome. I'm not 100% sure, but I get diarrhea/constipation/flat or stringy stools/stomach pain frequently. I am thin and eat plenty throughout the day. I was talking to a friend about it and he mentioned the dreaded "C" word. He said about how colon cancer or a polyp can have the same symptoms. Now of course I'm terrified. I have never before had a colonoscopy done before, and due to bad health insurance, I want to avoid that. I'm in the process of a big move which is already expensive enough. Does anyone have IBS and can tell me if this sounds normal? Should I be concerned for Colon cancer? I'm terrified.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jun 2014

    Re: flat stools. colon cancer or ibs?

    Hey, I'd say if it's been a couple of years with no dramatic changes it could be something like IBS. I have been exactly the same for nearly 4 years (a couple of months after the birth of my son) I had a colonoscopy and endoscopy back then and it didn't show anything at all. Yes I still worry as I have HA but I just have to grin and bear it! It might be worth mentioning it to the Dr just for your own peace of mind x

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    , , United Kingdom.

    Re: flat stools. colon cancer or ibs?


    This is just a courtesy reply to let you know that your post was moved from its original place to a sub-forum that is more relevant to your problem.

    This is nothing personal - it just enables us to keep posts about the same problems in the relevant forums so other members with any experience with the issues can find them more easily.

    “Don't be afraid of death; be afraid of an unlived life. You don't have to live forever, you just have to live.” - Natalie Babbitt

    Please help keep NMP running and donate to the running costs:

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. IBS vs Colon Cancer
    By AnxietySufferer in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 05-01-15, 14:22
  2. Bleeding, flat stool, gas: NOT colon cancer
    By lmd in forum Health Anxiety
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-01-14, 17:32
  3. Fear of Colon Cancer / Probably IBS?
    By Brackett in forum IBS, IBD, Bowel, Stomach problems
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 01-09-13, 08:53
  4. IBS or Bowel/Colon cancer
    By PaulR in forum IBS, IBD, Bowel, Stomach problems
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-05-10, 19:06
  5. ibs ro colon cancer
    By peach in forum IBS, IBD, Bowel, Stomach problems
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 21-01-09, 11:48

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts