At 18 I found blood in my stool told my doctor and they sent me for a colonoscopy (my dad passed away of colon cancer at 40). They said it was nothing I was fine just some tears and tiny hemorrhoids. I turn 20 way more blood and issues. They send me again this time he comes back and says ok there were a couple polyps, white spots and inflammation but then laughs and says it’s nothing to worry about I dont even think you are your dads daughter. So that made me really mad. It was the same doctor doing the colonoscopy both times. Also the doctor my dad had. I was there because of the blood and pain wanting to know what was wrong why it kept happening and he apparantly thought I was there because I was afraid to die like my dad? I mean yes I didnt want to die but I was there for a reason of my own my own health issue not because I’m just a worry wart. So now I’m 22 and it’s still here. The last three days have been blood and today a blood clot. Along with white and mucus looking parts. And it hurts so bad to even try to use the bathroom. My stomach has been swollen out for a couple days and today I finally said ok maybe it isnt going away maybe I should go see the doctor. But now I am terrified of the same thing happening again. I dont want a $3000 bill for someone to laugh at me because they think I just haven’t gotten over my dad dying. I’m anaemic and we didnt find that out until I went to have a surgery because my menstrual wouldnt stop. So she gave me some iron and went ahead with the procedure. I havent been back to a doctor sense my last colonoscopy because it made me so mad. But now reading about ulcerative colitis so many things match up. I’ve never understood why I got so many mouth sores. I had decided before maybe i had just spouts of crohns or something with the urgency to go and it always being mainly loose stools. But after running into ulcerative I feel like that is dead on what it is. Did anyone else have this much trouble finding out what it was that you had?