Howdy! I’ve a couple of questions about CC and I can’t seem to find the answer on the internet.
I’m a 28yo WHM who has no family history of cancer. I’ve always been very regular ( twice a day guy ) and have noticed a significant change in my bowel habits and it has me a little concerned.
About 2 months ago I began having semi-frequent “sudden attacks” where I just “had to go right now”, mostly while driving my car. I figured that I just ate some funky food or something so I didn’t think anything of it. But I’m still having that issue now and can’t figure out a good reason why. My stool is not runny at all and looks as normal as it can. I only go 1-2 times a day, but feel like I need to go alot more than that. It’s not intense, it just feels like I’m bloated. Alot of times I will sit on the pot and can’t go, even though it feels like I should be able to. It’s hard to describe but it doesn’t feel like diahrea or constipation, just like “I should go pot”. It is not any worse/better after I eat a full meal. It seems to come and go, though it seems to be coming more lately.
I’ve looked on line and these symptoms could be any number of things. It matches the symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome, but also seems to match the warning signs for colon cancer. All the web sources say that CC shouldn’t even be in my future for another 20+ years, but the symptoms seem to match though.
I feel like I am acting like I hypocondriact (sp?) for jumping to this conclusion so fast to be honest.
What, statistically speaking, are the chances of a 28 year old guy getting that?
What else could this issue be? I wasn’t worried about it a month ago, but its been here a fairly long while now.
Does IBS manifest itself at this age or would I have had it since I was a kid?
Should I be concerned? Any advice?