Basil wrote:I had bleeding at 40 and my PCP wasn't really concerned. I insisted and came back with cancer. Had a great result from treatment but things would have been worse had I sat on it.
I think you will find quite a lot of us here had similar symptoms, but we're all in the worst-case-scenario group. It's most likely something else but absolutely get it checked out ASAP. Colonoscopy.
I had bleeding at 40 and my PCP wasn't really concerned. I insisted and came back with cancer. Had a great result from treatment but things would have been worse had I sat on it.
Lee wrote:Hi Missy and welcome,
I had no symptoms other than bleeding hemorrhoids, I was not anemic, no blood in stools, etc. Dr figured my bleeding hemorrhoids was my excuse for getting my baseline scope early, the rest is history.
It's good that you are getting checked out, butt the truth is your symptoms could be caused by many things, cancer is just one possibility. Butt since your GF had it, again best to get it checked out.
Have you had one before? Have your parents been scoped?
Lee wrote:Basil wrote:I had bleeding at 40 and my PCP wasn't really concerned. I insisted and came back with cancer. Had a great result from treatment but things would have been worse had I sat on it.
How long did you have rectal bleeding? Me only 6 months or less, was seeing PCP for a routine visit, knew I had bleeding hemorrhoids due to itchiness and just happen to mention it to my PCP. He took it serious, not me, I knew it was my hemorrhoids, thanks to my mom. Anyway I had to come back where he put a tube up my tail bone and confirmed I had bleeding hemorrhoids. Was due for various other blood test and he added a few for colon cancer. They were all negative or normal. As he wrote a referral for colonoscopy, comment, was we don't have to worry about colon cancer. Scope would prove other wise. I have thanked him for that referral, do believe it saved my life.
When people say CC is a quiet killer, I am one of those people. My mom was in ER years prior to my diagnoses with rectal bleeding and stomach pains. Dr was sure it was colon cancer. Had a colonoscopy, no caner, not even a polyp. Just a bad case of diverticulosis. We now know I should have been checked without symptoms. I am a big supported of people being scoped at 30 and no later than 40. At 35 would have saved me a lot of medical attention. ATTENTION II DID NOT WANT!!
Missy2281 wrote:Thank you for the welcome and the info.
I have never had a scope and either has my parents.
Any suggestions/questions I should ask when I go to my appt?
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