I am a 24 year old male smoker with a clean bill of health, no known allergies, and no family history of cancer or illness.
For last 6 months I have had general weakness and ongoing discomfort in my lower/middle left abdomen area: sometimes its enough to wake me up; I feel better after a bowel movement and or urination.
I also have...
-slight numbness in my left leg, left testicle and lower back.
-when I urinate I have a burning sensation on the tip of my penis that comes and goes
- when I push hard on certain area on my lower left abdomen I have a quick sharp pain that I can feel in my anus
- frequent loose stools
- frequent diarrhea
- I've also lost ten pounds recently but I have had a more active life style and I've been going to the gym
My GP can't seem to figure out what is wrong. I've already had...
-full blood and urine work
-an MRI of my spine
-a three day stool study
-an ultrasound of my left testicle and lower left abdomen
I forced them to schedule me for a colonoscopy next week..
Everyone tells me its just stress/anxiety but I just don't feel like myself anymore and I think something is wrong.
Can all of these symptoms be explained by something benign... ie gas, ibs, stress, pinched nerve, etc
All these tests are depleting my savings...
What should I do? Whats wrong with me? Are there any other tests you would recommend.
How tall are you (feet and inches)?: 6'1''
What is your weight in pounds?: 172
How old are you?: 24
How long has this been going on?: More than a month
Check all symptoms you are currently experiencing:
Please list any medication allergies that you have : : none
When was your last menstrual cycle?: I'm a man, baby!
Are you currently using or do you have a history of tobacco use?: Yes
Are you currently using or do you have a history of illegal drug use?: No
Please describe your alcohol consumption :: Daily
Can all of these symptoms be explained by something benign... ie gas, ibs, stress, pinched nerve, etc?
what should I do?