A month ago I had a big rectal bleeding ( https://i.imgur.com/Fn3hhs5.jpg), went to doc and they set my colonoscopy on 22 January. I'm not really concerned about it because I've been reassured by doctors and people that it's probably nothing serious and that cancer bleeding are small and basically just coat your stool in blood because of a bleeding tumor, and in the pic you can clearly see that something just burst inside. HOWEVER, an hour ago I went to the toilet, had a bm, and looked on TP. First wipe was just poo, I wiped a little harder and noticed a small red dot. I wiped even harder and now it was a bright red stain. I wiped again just to make sure, basically scooped my asshole and put a finger inside, and I had a streak of blood on my toilet paper. I'm anxious and panicking now. Can wiping so hard cause bleeding? My ass feels kinda sore right now as well but I've got no idea if that could be a fissure? I'm just 22 and scared to death because I've read so much about cancer
DarknessEmbraced wrote:I've read that passing mucus means there is inflammation in the colon. Inflammation can occur for a variety of reasons that are cancer related. I would talk to your doctor.*hugs*
Pemba wrote:Hopefully it will all be over soon piles/hemorid can also cause mucus because of irritation, so if the blood was caused by a bursting hemorid then it can also explain the mucus. In fact it could be a hundred things like a normal stomach virus.
Go get yourself some great toilet entertainment for that prep, and remember not to eat or drink anything remotely red with the prep, and remember to get some salt, but the doctor will tell you all that!
Andrew, 22 years old
In April 2010, I suffered a huge amount of bleeding when I went to the toilet. I had no warning signs – it just happened out of the blue. It was so bad that I went straight to the emergency ward at the hospital. I think they thought it was just haemorrhoids so I was given a DRE (digital rectal examination) and the doctor took some blood and sent me home.
But I knew it was more than just haemorrhoids – there was way too much bleeding to be something so minor – and a few hours later, I fainted because of the blood loss and was rushed back to hospital in an ambulance. This time they kept me in hospital for a few days suspecting a possible virus, but still did not find anything they could confirm.
Four weeks later I was given a colonoscopy, which revealed a 4cm-long tumour, and a biopsy showed it to be cancer. A couple of days later, I had a CT scan, then surgery to remove the tumour and have a temporary stoma fitted, which was reversed after six months.