For those who have had or know someone who has had colon cancer, what were some of the symptoms that made a cause to see a doctor?
I ask because my digestive system hasn't been normal for about five days or so, and when I look up symptoms(can't trust everything on the internet but freaks me out regardless) for colon cancer I have a few of them. I know I need to see a doctor and I already have an appointment scheduled. I'm just hoping to put my mind at ease between now and then.
A quick background of my health. I'm 23 years old and was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis(UC) in January of 2008 and have been on medication ever since. Even with UC, my overall health is good, except for occasional bouts of constipation and having to use the bathroom 4-5 times upon waking, which is a lot for most, but it's nothing for me anymore. My Grandmother had colon cancer 15 years ago, so with that and my UC my chances of getting colon cancer are raised even higher.
I'll appreciate any insight you all have for me.