When colon-related medical issues are present, people are not often able to differentiate their symptoms from other common ailments. Stomach pain, cramping, and changes in bowel movements can be chalked up to many other conditions that are pretty common among humans. As a result, many people will have serious colon conditions and never seek the proper treatment or receive the proper diagnosis.
Patients with colon problems will often neglect their symptoms or refuse to see a doctor when they are experiencing problems. While the reasons vary as to why, one common reason is due to the nature of the condition and its symptoms. Constipation, for instance, is a common symptom with colon illnesses. However many might choose to ignore the issues because it is embarrassing to discuss bathroom habits.
The reality is if you are unable to go to the bathroom regularly or see signs of mucus or blood when you can have a bowel movement, you need to report what is going on to your family doctor. A specialist may need to do other testing for a proper diagnosis but medical attention is key to recovery. Regardless of how embarrassing your symptoms may be to you, your doctor has seen and heard it all. You must divulge your symptoms to ensure you get proper treatment as soon as possible.
Due to the nature of the colon, many serious –even fatal- infections can develop and cause you serious illness. It will be important to find the right diagnosis and treatment as soon as possible before additional medical issues develop.
If you suffer from colon-related medical issues and are unable to work, you may qualify for benefits through Social Security. You should contact our office today to discuss your medical diagnosis and find out how we can help you secure benefits. Contact us toll free at 888-799-3918 or by using our online contact form for more information.