I agree best to have a colonoscopy to find out the reason for the bleeding.*hugs*
It was the best thing that I could ever do for myself and give me "Peace of Mind". Mom got DX last May with rectal cancer. It was a huge surprise to everyone nobody on her side of family had CA. I had to fight for a colonoscopy between my general and 2nd opinion. When I told her that I had blood in my bm the 2nd time I saw her and my mom's DX, she finally referred me to the GI. I think it's cause I went in for a 2nd opinion.. but it was really the 2nd Dr who gave me permission to see the GI, not my general. I ended up having a benign polyp but I will never forget back in 2014 when I was attending college full time and working two jobs, I was under a ton of stress. I was working 10 hour shifts as a newborn specialist a few times a week and teaching preschool, and attending 5 classes. I have no idea how I survived BUTT I did. i had the worst hemmoroids to where I had to carry a doughnut with me to school to sit on. I ended up getting a fungal infection, it was horrible! I didn't have medical insurance and it got so bad that I had to treat myself to OTC meds. Then, I had what I thought was a thrombosis but I thought my hemmy was going to burst open.. my pain level was so bad I had take narcotics. ER dr. stuck his finger up my you know what and I cried so hard. I seriously thought at that point I had some kind of problem like CA. I was very nervous to get a colonoscopy BUTT glad I got it done with and over. I just have enternal/external hemmy's which I can now control with stool softeners, tucks pads, and my proctozone cream. I can't live without those products after having a 9 pd 4 oz baby. I am thankful for this board.
Caregiver/daughter to dear mother age 78, dx 5/09/17 because of me!!
Rectal CA Stage 3 low-grade adenocarcinoma- 6 cm
Neoadjuvant start 7/10/17 ended 08/16/17
3D Lap. surgery @ Keck USC, Dr. Sang Lee 10/17/17 temp ileostomy
11/1 hospitalized abscess/hernia - home 11/06/17 antibiotics
NO LYMPHS INVOLVED! NEAR PATHOLOGICAL RESPONSE! YAY!
Took her last chemo med 05/10/18! Ileo reversal 07/24/18
1st BM after reversal 07/25/18 Anal Fissure 8/15/18
Me:1st Colonoscopy age 38. 08/17 Benign polp.