Get a new doctorJReittera wrote:He was very dismissive and made numerous "why is a young guy here" jokes, and assumed it was hemorrhoids.
You are correct, my doctors called the sigmoidoscopy a "short scope". I didn't get a blood test however, I did not know that was typically included.
Do you have any insight on the differences in the bleeding? Mine was a few red streaks mixed in the stool and no drops in the water, with some blood on the toliet paper. It did not happen every movenent during "outbreaks".
erins wrote:................. My more recent bleeding was thicker, more mucos-y and the color of sun dried tomatoes. It wasn't liquidy, so it colored the stool, not the water (the water remained clear and colorless). There was some on the toilet paper, but not much. Like I said, taking a picture really helped my GI, since everyone's perception of color is different. Now, my friend had almost exactly the same symptoms as I did--but she didn't have cancer, or even polyps, so don't freak out Still, she needed a colonoscopy for a proper diagnosis & treatment.
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