Im just over 19 and have recently developed severe anxiety due to the medical symptoms that ive been having for the past 2-3 months. I'm having bright red blood in the stool every month or so. Doctor checked it out and said i needed to go to a er.. didn't help much. I'm also experiencing a feeling of tingling in my feet and hands as if their numb. Doc said that next time it happens to put it in a zip-lox bag and take it to the hospital. Problem is, i haven't seen blood in about 2-3 weeks. I'm also experiencing heart/chest pain which 2 visits to the ER and 1 cardiologist visit determined that it was due to anxiety. I also recently (2-3 weeks ago) got diagnosed with tinnitus in my both ears. Im just sitting here freaking out trying to figure out what to do next.. Seems like if its not one thing is another. Everything that's been happening to me lately has led to me being in a stressed out, schizophrenic, anxious state, all the time to the point where i cannot function in everyday regular tasks. I am constantly worried that i am going to develop cancer or some type of deadly disease. I'm still young i at least want to make it to my 30s.. I'm having so much medical symptoms that are untreated and its mentally destroying me. Should i just up and go to the hospital? Any input is appreciated.
I am surprised your doctor hasn't sent you for test to find out about the bleeding. Bright red blood or maroon-colored stools usually indicate a problem in the lower part of the digestive tract such as hemorrhoids. Usually with bright red blood shouldn't be a cause for alarm; however, I think your doctor should investigate more to ease your mind if nothing else. For the tingly and numb feelings that can be caused by anxiety. You are really stressed about your health so you are now having signs of anxiety. Try to calm down with breathing exercises, meditation or whatever you have found to help you relax. If the bleeding continues make an appt with your doctor and let him know how much stress this is causing.
Hi. I agree with pamee and kaismama that you should have the blood in your stool problem tested. Its very frightening to have something wrong and then believe the worst. You arent alone. Im having a medical problem that i can get very anxious about too. The anxiety then can lead to more anxiety and thoughts of the worst. Besides getting your blood problem checked out it sounds like you could use support for the anxiety too. Talking to a therapist or counselor could help
you. If you dont know where to find one if you dont already have one you can ask your doctor for recommendations or call a local mental health clinic (if theres one where you live) or check the phone book under counselors or mental health services or if youre a college student try the student health. Colleges may have counseling services available for students. Best wishes to you.
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