Also, depleted electrolytes, and the CEA range for normal is 0.0-3.0 mine is 12.5 rapid weight loss, I went from 135lbs to 96lbs.
Hi. I am sorry you are even having to think about this! It's hard to say. I'm going to guess that if there were nodules seen or issues on your lungs, they'd have biopsied them? Or did they? Polyps are very common after a colonoscopy and they normally just remove them. This was the case with my husband.
I think health anxiety and especially surrounding cancer happens. I think it can be terrifying to think of having that. But so far, you don't. Your doctor isn't worried. I understand you are. So, what about going to another doctor for a second opinion? I think I'd want to know, for example, why your platelets are low. Now, this doesn't always mean cancer, please know that. Cousin had drastically low platelets and never had cancer. She had a immune disorder. So, don't have cancer be your only explanation for these findings. But I do think whether you see another doctor or not, they should be trying to determine what is going on. By the way, what was your platelet count so I can get an idea of what you mean by low.
Anyway, it's the holiday here so I may not be back to the site until after Christmas but wanted to welcome you and promise I'll be back so we can 'chat' soon!
Are you consulting with a GI Doctor? If not, I would be. I was messing with something a few years ago and had test after test. I finally saw a motility soecialist at Stanford. As for the lung nodules, you might want to see a Pulmonologist fir consult and ask for a screening low dose CT scan. That being said, nodules are not that uncommon but I would follow up on that. You need to advocate for yourself.
Glad you are seeing a GI Doctor. I was too, test after test and finally referred myself to Stanfird and Tgey ran further tests.
I hesitated saying this because, from what Inhave read, nit all that unusual to see nodules but, like you, I woukd be concerned.
I have had a cough fir 4-5 months. I am a smoker. Contacted my PCP and Pulmonologist and they told me to quit smoking. Cough continued, finally ordered a chest X-Ray that was different then the one 12 months prior. Told me to quit smoking and it would help. Was seeing the ads on TV about the low dose CT scan, contacted my doctors about one and just got "Where are you reading this stuff?" And "Sutter dies not follow those protocols. I sent them the link to the ACS!!
Cough continues and it is now December. I had started this in at least Sept. My Pulmomologist sends me a message, "I will order a CT scan p, if ut will make you feel better, but it probably won't show anything." I get that done and get a message the next day to call the office ASAP! There is a nodule in my left lung, nodes and spots on my liver. Looks like Cancer that has spread. They then did the PET scan which showed the same. I have to have a liver biopsy and a brain CT and see an Oncologist. This is not a good prognosis for me. Had I not kept bugging him for 4+ months, it still woukd not be done!
If it were me, I would insist the test be run.
What was the outcome of your appointment this week?
Thank you for the update but sorry it is not better news and you are still undergoing evaluation. I'm sure you are very nervous. Please keep us updated!