Hey everyone my name is Anthoney, and I'm 28 years old. I've lost 4 immediate family members to cancer, and I'm looking for advice. Last year I had surgery to have my gallbladder removed, because they found a mass of stones after I went to the ER due to experiencing a lot of pain/ discomfort. Every since my surgery I've been getting really sick, and my doctor's not taking me seriously so here I am. As of two weeks ago I've been noticing that there's large amounts of blood in my stool, and when I wipe after every trip to the bathroom. (My stool is also thinner than usual.) I've been having severe abdominal pain and cramping for the last few weeks as well. Just recently (last few days) I've been feeling the urge to rush to the bathroom, but nothing comes out other than bright colored blood. I went to my doctor with my concerns, and he brushed everything off after simply pressing on my abdomen a few times. I'm scared honestly, but I don't know what to do because I'm afraid that no one will take me seriously due to my age. I'm just looking for advice.
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