I'm sure y'all must see a million posts like these from those who are not diagnosed with CC, so I apologize in advance if you're sick of dealing with these
It's a bit wordy/rambly.
I'm a 27 year old female with a lifelong history of constipation issues. I am no stranger to mild stomach pain/cramping and mild (think streaks) of blood on the toiler paper - but when it got worse back in October/November 2017, I sat up and took notice. It was even more alarming as I began having a large quantity of blood when I had a BM. I went to my GP who ran some tests, saw markers for inflammation, and treated it with a course of Flagyl. The bleeding stopped after about three weeks, but he kicked me over to a gastro/surgeon. The gastro/surgeon did a basic exam, said that he didn't feel any hemorrhoids or anything, but that if the bleeding started again or if the cramping continued to give him a call as the next step would be a colonoscopy (My parents both had colonoscopies due to age, but my father had an addition colonoscopy in which they found polyps; He eventually passed away of esophageal cancer, so I can't confirm any medical history with him any longer) Things ended up getting pushed back due to us moving an hour away, but when I visited the gastro/surgeon at the beginning of March, he was able to schedule my colonoscopy for just over a week and a half later.
The prep wasn't bad (Miralax/dulcolax combo), the procedure wasn't bad, and apart from some minor cramping, the recovery went really well. I was told by my Mom who had accompanied me to the procedure that he had found a small polyp, but that he didn't think it was anything serious, though he did send it off to be biopsied/tested.
When I hadn't received the results a week and a half later, I was mildly concerned and gave the office a call. The doctor reviewed my file the next day and I had the nurse fax it to me after she confirmed that the doctor wasn't concerned, but that he wanted me to follow up in five years.
Here's exactly what the report said:
"Final Diagnosis: Colon Polyp transverse colon at 65 cm: biopsy, Tubular Adenoma" and under another section, said "Adenomatous polyps are uncommon in this age group and the possibility of a polyposis syndrome should be considered"
Now, the nurse said my doctor wasn't concerned but from what I've found online (I know, I know - playing Dr. Google rarely ends well), Adenomas - especially tubular ones - are pretty serious. I might send him a message, asking about the possibility of a polyposis syndrome, but I don't want to seem like "that" patient that worries over nothing and is constantly bugging their doctor about something.
I might be worried over nothing, but I'd really appreciate if anyone who has experience with Tubular Adenomas/Adenomatous polyps could share their experiences with me.