Our expert says:
It happens. Getting physically checked out by the doctor is wise. There are so many potential causes, each needing a different management plan. If nothing significant is found, next step should be a proper checkup with a shrink, to look at the other issues you raise, including the irational thoughts and fears. This could be an anxiety disorder, with features of OCD which often includes irrational and exaggerated fears. And, fortunately, usually responds well to proper treatment, with meds and CBT
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