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    asphodel394 posted:
    Hello,
    I'm a 20y/o, thin female, don't smoke. I've had this vague but very localised pain in my lower abdomen on the right (around where the right ovary is) for almost a year, got an ultrasound done but nothing showed up, the doctor said I might be feeling my colon though. It disappears when I change positions but sometimes increases during swimming when I kick out legs. In November (2015) I had mild constipation but thought it might be from bad bowel habits and have hardly experienced it since, until now. I have a lot of gas and find it difficult to go to the bathroom & localised pain increases when i go. I can relieve myself, it's just less easy than usual. I have no blood in my stool and other than that feel perfectly fine. I am in the middle of exams though so could the constipation part just be stress? I'm quite worried..
     
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    Donna511 responded:
    Hello asphodel, I read your post and just wanted to let you know constipation is a very common response to stress, at least that is what my physician said to me, however I would still get an opinion of a gastroenterologist. My mom has stage IV colon cancer, they found it because of pain, she thought it was from hip replacement surgery she had several years ago. Never ignor your body, it's telling you something is not right if your in pain. Get it checked as soon as you can, exams are important but not as important as your health! Take care!
     
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    editor_morgan responded:
    Hi asphodel394,

    I'm so sorry that you have been experiencing discomfort and painful symptoms. I'm going to provide you with helpful links but ultimately, I think that you should consult a doctor about your symptoms. It could be something more serious, but it also could be stress. It's better to be safe than sorry and a doctor's visit could really ease your mind.

    It says here that stress is one of the causes of constipation.

    You can read more about the symptoms and types of colorectal cancer here .

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