Aug 04, 2013 - 9:28 am
Hi, my name is Tia, I'm turning 20 in September. For about a month now, I've been bloating, can't poop, I am always exhausted, CONSTANTLY have indigestion...which has NEVER happened to me before until all of this, and I have some pain in my left ovary area from time to time. Some days it's worse than others. I think I can feel my left ovary but I'm not sure...I can't really seem to find my right one. I didn't start to think anything could be wrong (maybe just a little constipation, oh well) until my bloating didn't go away. Now, I do have a BIG family history of cancer - as my sister (age 25) just had surgery and has been diagnosed with ovarian cancer. My mother, when she was 29, was diagnosed with uterine cancer and had a radical hystorectomy. My grandmother, and great aunt - both on my mom's side - both had breast cancer and each had a double masectomy. Now, even rarer, my other great aunt on my mom's side (all 3 of these women are sisters) was diagnosed and passed away from liomyosarcoma of the uterus. So as if that isn't scary enough, my grandfather on my dad's side was diagnosed with colon cancer a few years ago. I am scared that something is wrong, but I don't want to be overreacting or worry anyone. I feel like my doctors aren't taking me seriously, maybe because I am so young. But I know my body and I know something isn't right - whether it be cancerous or not. I just want some advice and personal insight from someone about what to do, where to go, if what I'm feeling is crazy or not. Everyone around me is just making me feel crazy.