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Afraid to death I have colon cancer?

Afraid to death I have colon cancer?

Let's talk about it: Either you do or you don't. You can find out by getting colonoscoped. You're old enough that this should be available. Grit your teeth and resolve you'[l accept whatever finding the test gives. ...Read more

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I'm afraid to death I have colon cancer?

I'm afraid to death I have colon cancer?

It depends: Hi yv3tt3. Colon cancer is often diagnosed when a person has symptoms such as bleeding from the rectum or a significant change in bowel habits. Sometimes people will experience abdominal pain as well. If you have any of these symptoms, your doctor may want to order a ct scan or a colonoscopy. Thanks for using health tap! ...Read more

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Depressed, lonely and at the edge, not afraid of death, accidental or suicide, how can I deal?

Depressed, lonely and at the edge, not afraid of death, accidental or suicide, how can I deal?

This is not a good: Place to be. It is time to accept help. With the help of others you can move back away from that precipice. If you are having
thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the national suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk. ...Read more

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How can I help my 7 yo that is afraid of storms / death?

How can I help my 7 yo that is afraid of storms / death?

Comfort & presence: A 7-year old is getting curious about the world beyond home and family, and yet needs your comfort and care. Has someone in the family died, in a storm? Letting the child ask questions about storms and death is important, maybe playing it out with action figures, or drawing. Kids that age remember these losses -- including pets. Important for child to know you're securely there with him/her. ...Read more

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I am so afraid of vomiting, afraid I will choke to death. I am pretty healthy 47 year old. Any comforting info to help me with this?

I am so afraid of vomiting, afraid I will choke to death. I am pretty healthy 47 year old. Any comforting info to help me with this?

Need more info: Need more information regarding your fear of vomiting. Have you been vomiting frequently? Without more information regarding this fear and your medical history, it is difficult to understand the fear fully. Your body is designed in a way that normally when you vomit and you're fully awake and alert, you will not choke. Granted this is what happens when your swallowing mechanism is normal and intact ...Read more

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I'm so scared of sudden adult death?

I'm so scared of sudden adult death?

Have you chronically: Been worried about health issues or dying? Do you have any specific conditions that would increase your risk factors for sudden adult death? Do you currently have a clean bill of health? If you are healthy but can't stop obsessing about this - would encourage you to explore cognitive behavioral therapy. ...Read more

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Scared to death I could have lymphoma. How to find out?

Scared to death I could have lymphoma. How to find out?

Why are you thinking: What makes you concerned about lymphoma? Unless you have enlarged lymph nodes, recent onset of fever, weight loss and weakness, there is not reason to think about lymphoma. If you have palpable lymph nodes in the neck or armpit, get yourself examined by your doctor first. Then he/she will guide you further. ...Read more

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How to deal with being scared of death and having anxiety?

How to deal with being scared of death and having anxiety?

Well, I think many: People are afraid of dying. Do you have obsessive thoughts about this? Are you suffering from an illness that could be life threatening? Do you have anxiety in general. Consider seeing a therapist or psychologist for both evaluation and for counseling. Help is available. ...Read more

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Having a cystocopy in the morning, scared to death... done only with numbing. How much pain?

Having a cystocopy in the morning, scared to death... done only with numbing. How much pain?

Cysto anxiety: Here's a blog: https://www. Reference. Com/health/causes-lung-nodules-47b370eca3a0dc7b

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I was just diagnosed with ic. I am going in for hydrodestention next week and I'm scared to death. What can I expect?

I was just diagnosed with ic. I am going in for hydrodestention next week and I'm scared to death. What can I expect?

IC: Your bladder will be over distended under anesthesia with water or sterile saline. You will wake up and hopefully your symptoms will gradually improve. You may notice some blood in the urine for a short period. ...Read more

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Having anxiety problems become worst in the future?? How can I stop them? I get scared about the world, life, & death.

Having anxiety problems become worst in the future?? How can I stop them? I get scared about the world, life, & death.

Therapy: Provided your doc has ruled out medical causes, please pick up the phone and call your regular doctor to see a therapist who specializes in CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy- most effective and well published and recognized type) to treat your anxiety and see them asap. Take care. ...Read more

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What to do if I am about to have the trial (test stimulation system) neurostimulator surgery and I am scared to death. Help?

What to do if I am about to have the trial (test stimulation system) neurostimulator surgery and I am scared to death. Help?

Fear: Possibly the best way to counter act your fear is to become well educated about the procedure. This can help to prevent you from worrying about some aspects of it unnecessarity. I am assuming that you selected a neurosurgeon that you feel comfortable. Share your concerns with your neurosurgeon. Take care. ...Read more

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I'm scared to death I'm having oral surgey on the third and I'm scared of being put under! Is there a chance I won't wake up?!

Speak to your Doctor: Need to speak to your Oral Surgeon. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons have the lowest % of anesthetic deaths of any specialty who performs out-patient anesthesia. Make sure your Oral Surgeon is Board Certified and has a recent ACLS certification and his staff are all CPR trained and certified. ...Read more

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Hello I have a question I am getting a therapeutic pulpotomy done tomorrow I'm scared to death! Is it at all painful after this procedure?

Hello I have a question I am getting a therapeutic pulpotomy done tomorrow I'm scared to death! Is it at all painful after this procedure?

No: A therapeutic pulpotomy is not a painful procedure and generally is done to relieve pain in many situations. It is obviously something you need done. You will be in better health for having it done! ...Read more

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I can't stop thinking about death. I am so terrified of it. This is majorly affecting my life. What can I do to help this? I'm incredibly embarrassed.

I can't stop thinking about death. I am so terrified of it. This is majorly affecting my life. What can I do to help this? I'm incredibly embarrassed.

Death: At your age this should not be. Focus on other things - perhaps talk to your parents they may be able to help. If that fails then seek treatment with a psychologist. You have to understand that at some point every human has to die. ...Read more

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Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Strange fear of death of loved ones. Normal?

Tough question.: It's completely normal to worry about the people you care about. The issue comes when these worries take on a life of their own. If you find yourself feeling obsessed about this, or if you find that your worries interfere with your daily activities, it's time to get some counseling. Talk with your doctor; they may offer a counseling referral. Don't be alone with this; it's fine to get some help. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm scared to death I have hiv?

What do you advise if I'm scared to death I have hiv?

Check it out: Rather than being scared go to a reputable center and take a test. They are simple and most don't even require your blood to be drawn. They will also have counselors who can talk to you before and after your tests to alleviate your fears. After that make sure you are protecting yourself properly to minimize your chance of contacting the virus in the future. ...Read more

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Upper endoscopy, I'm scared to death. Will they drug me?

Upper endoscopy, I'm scared to death. Will they drug me?

Of course: For endoscopy, sedation is routinely offered and in your case clearly desirable. Keep in mind the test lasts only 3-5 minutes. Talk with your doctor about what sedation options you can have at the center where your test will be performed. ...Read more

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What can be done to deal with the fear of your inevitable death?

What can be done to deal with the fear of your inevitable death?

Find your own answer: For most people, it's a matter of making one's life meaningful; often this meaning is found in unselfish love of others. Answers from authoritarian sects may not satisfy you, but you may find guidance in accounts of survivors who have had experiences that seem paranormal -- I've been impressed by personal reports of people recounting nearby events accurately, and even socrates mentioned this. ...Read more

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Worried about sudden adult death scared to go to sleep 23yo female?

Worried about sudden adult death scared to go to sleep 23yo female?

Death: You need help from a psychotherapist. Taking medication is not enough ...Read more

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23yo female worried about sudden adult death scared to go to sleep?

23yo female worried about sudden adult death scared to go to sleep?

Anxiety: Anxiety is a powerful thing that can get you scared over anything. Sudden adult death is very rare and nothing you should be afraid of. You need your sleep to function well. Speak to a therapist to guide you and teach you relaxation techniques to help you. Or follow up with your doc who prescribes your meds, they might need to be tweaked. Take deep breath and try to relax. ...Read more

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Can there be such sickness when you feel fear of death all the time?

Can there be such sickness when you feel fear of death all the time?

Thanatophobia: Get with your physician. We can heal the mind as well as the body, coach you in new ways to think, and get you back to thinking the thoughts you should have. ...Read more

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How does a 12 year old get shots if she is scared to death of needles?

How does a 12 year old get shots if she is scared to death of needles?

Planning: Children can learn to overcome fear of needles. Teaching relaxing techniques and practicing at home with pretend needles can help the child master the relaxation needed. Ask you doctor for a prescription for topical numbing cream- it has to be applied 1 hour ahead of time. Patient staff who do not rush also help. Your child-life specialist at your local children's hospital can give ideas too. ...Read more

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I'm scared to death and nervous that I have HIV please help? What can I do?

I'm scared to death and nervous that I have HIV please help? What can I do?

Take a deep breath: To know for certain, whatever has happened to you, ask your physician about getting a pcr assay. Hiv infection is no longer a guarantee of a lingering death from aids. If you sense that your fear is irrational, and that your mind is playing a trick on you, your physician can recommend treatment focused on thinking that's likely to help. Best wishes. ...Read more

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What to do if I have neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and am scared to death. What is happening?

What to do if I have neutropenia and thrombocytopenia and am scared to death. What is happening?

Your right to know: You have not only a right but a duty to find out what's going on. You're not in danger from low platelets if they're above 50, 000, even if you get hurt, or low neutrophils until they're below about 500. You have a responsibility to find why they're low -- often it's meds, or it may just be you. Get a full medical workup, including a HIV check and a lupus check. Best wishes. ...Read more

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During power outage like in tornado or storm, how can I comfort my toddler when I am scared to death myself?

During power outage like in tornado or storm, how can I comfort my toddler when I am scared to death myself?

Be there for them: First, have a plan. If there's a plan, you'll be less scared (i have flashlights, and know where the matches are, and there are strategically placed candles, etc). Then you have something to do, and that helps. If your toddler sees you doing things, they may want to help. It can be tremendously hard to remain calm, but as a parent, you have to remember you're there to protect them. ...Read more

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Obsessive fear of death in a supposedly healthy 26 year old. Can it ever get better? How to stop fear of death?

Obsessive fear of death in a supposedly healthy 26 year old. Can it ever get better? How to stop fear of death?

Counseling and exam: Perhaps a good physical exam with some blood work might provide reassurance that you are indeed healthy. Counselling might help you find the source of your worries about death and dying. Perhaps a recent death of someone close or someone who died around your age might have triggered this fear. There is always help that can make things better. Do not get discouraged! ...Read more