dmbfanatpsu wrote:First off, my sincere thoughts and prayers go out to everyone who's live have been impacted by cancer.
Thank you for your kind words. Colon cancer is know for being a silent killer. Me I had on symptoms other than bleeding hemorrhoids. My PCP figured those bleeding hemorrhoids were my excuse for getting my colonoscopy early in life. At the age of 46, I was diagnosed with stage III rectal cancer, no family history. My mom at age 55 ended up in ER, serious stomach pain and rectal bleeding. A colonoscopy was done, no cancer, no polyps, just a bad case of diverticulosis. My point, cancer is just "one" possible cause for your symptoms. Colon cancer tends to be silent, except when dealing with a blockage, and believe me a blockage is VERY PAINFUL. Your not there.
Does colon cancer run in your family? If you are concerned, PUSH for a colonoscopy. A colonoscopy will give you a true diagnoses, anything else is just a speculation.
All the best,