Positive occult blood test

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wallmcfly
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Positive occult blood test

Postby wallmcfly » Mon May 13, 2019 1:57 pm

Dear all,

I am a 24 year-old female and I've been having a dull pain on my left side for about 8 months now. It is almost like I could feel something there grabbing my flank, like something constantly kind of pushing. My bowel movements have not changed but I have abdominal pain; I do have problems when passing gas and I find myself every once in a while straining to have a BM (I sometimes need to push my buttock to one side) but not diarrhea or proper constipation. I have had several ultrasounds but nothing has been found. My doctor prescribed an occult blood test and I tested positive for one of the three samples I provided.

I am sure of one thing: there is a bulge coming out my rectum (not my anus) when I have a BM and I have a thrombosed hemorrhoid. I am writting to know if someone has had a similar experience:

- Could a polyp/cancer be causing this?
- Could an internal hemorrhoid/prolapse be the cause for that positive?
- Do you reckon my doctor will refer me for a colonoscopy/CT scan?

I am very scared because the pain does not gone away and I have read that occult blood in stool is not good news. Thank you.

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CRguy
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Re: Positive occult blood test

Postby CRguy » Mon May 13, 2019 9:37 pm

wallmcfly wrote:.....
- Could a polyp/cancer be causing this? possibly
- Could an internal hemorrhoid/prolapse be the cause for that positive? possibly
- Do you reckon my doctor will refer me for a colonoscopy/CT scan? if NOT ... get a second opinion or a new Doc !

I am very scared because the pain does not gone away and I have read that occult blood in stool is not good news. Thank you.

It appears you may have something going on which requires a Docs COMPLETE attention.

Keep pushing until you have answers !

Best Wishes and welcome to the CTalk forum

CRguy
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wallmcfly
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Re: Positive occult blood test

Postby wallmcfly » Tue May 14, 2019 2:52 pm

CRguy wrote:
wallmcfly wrote:.....
- Could a polyp/cancer be causing this? possibly
- Could an internal hemorrhoid/prolapse be the cause for that positive? possibly
- Do you reckon my doctor will refer me for a colonoscopy/CT scan? if NOT ... get a second opinion or a new Doc !

I am very scared because the pain does not gone away and I have read that occult blood in stool is not good news. Thank you.

It appears you may have something going on which requires a Docs COMPLETE attention.

Keep pushing until you have answers !

Best Wishes and welcome to the CTalk forum

CRguy


Thank you for your answer. Pushed for a colonoscopy and got It. Scared of the prep and utterly terrified it's cancer, but I feel like Im acting very quick on it.


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