Posted 29 May 2012 - 08:53 AM
You are awfully young to be diagnosed with colon cancer, but because of your family history I would be sure to rule it out. As far as a colonoscopy is concerned, I've had 3 in the last year with no problems. Doctor's do these routinely and I would think the stories you have heard about perforated colon is not the norm and is very rare. I am also a size 4 so size really doesn't matter, you should be fine. The worse part is the stuff they make you drink the night before to clean you out, not that that is the worst thing in the world either. It does sound like IBS symptoms you are having and it may be due to anxiety more then anything since you are concerned about colon cancer. I would go to the gastro doctor and have them rule out cancer and whatever else they think is needed, then maybe after your mind is at ease your symptoms may start to go away. If not, you can get plenty of advise on this site and help from others who are going through the same thing you are. Best of luck to you.