rectal bleeding- similar to pre diagnosis, scared

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Koreysue
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rectal bleeding- similar to pre diagnosis, scared

Postby Koreysue » Wed Oct 13, 2021 9:10 pm

Hello All,

I am scheduled for a colonoscopy in 2 weeks... It will have been 3 years since my last. It is just a regular ole’ check up colonoscopy, but recently I have noticed bright red blood when wiping (sometimes), and blood along stool (sometimes). Obviously this is quite scary, since that is precisely what was happening pre diagnosis. I also have clear evidence of a hemorrhoid- burning, itching, etc. Because of that, I would love to assume that is the only cause of my bleeding, but I have a horrible feeling it isnt’t.
I had bleeding in also back in Dec. 2020, and my onc ordered a CT- which was normal. So that has been less than a year ago....Could a tumor have developed that quickly?
Is a ct a good test for that?
Has anyone had experience with a second colon tumor? Is that likely?
Has anyone had blood on toilet paper and stool that was JUST hemorroid?

I am glad I have my colonoscopy scheduled, but the fear I am experiencing is intense and 2 weeks feels like forever.

Ksue
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6.1
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 NED
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT NED 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2
CEA 3/9/20: 3.8
CT NED /CEA 6/17/20: 3.8
CEA 11/4/20 4.6 <——— whyyyy? (will retest in a few weeks)
CT NED 12/1/20 CEA: 3.5 (happy to see a lower number)
CEA 5/17/21 4.2
CEA 10/18/21 3.4

Nor Cal
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Re: rectal bleeding- similar to pre diagnosis, scared

Postby Nor Cal » Thu Oct 14, 2021 12:21 pm

Has anyone had blood on toilet paper and stool that was JUST hemorroid?


Absolutely. As far as I know it's pretty common. But waiting for scan results is terrible, so hang in there.
Dx June 2020, stage IV, w liver mets in both lobes. M, age 50. Right-sided colon tumor. BRAF mutation. CEA 120
July 2020 - October 2021 22 cycles chemo (FOLFOXIRI x9, FOLFIRI x11, 5-FU x2) + Avastin
December 2020 - February 2021 Radioembolization, Chemoembolization x2

Koreysue
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Re: rectal bleeding- similar to pre diagnosis, scared

Postby Koreysue » Thu Oct 14, 2021 5:40 pm

Nor Cal wrote:
Has anyone had blood on toilet paper and stool that was JUST hemorroid?


Absolutely. As far as I know it's pretty common. But waiting for scan results is terrible, so hang in there.



Thanks for the reply Nor Cal
Yes, the waiting is so difficult :(
Can’t wait to get the testing over with so I have answers. I’ll just be here hopin for a hemmy :roll:

ksue
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6.1
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 NED
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT NED 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2
CEA 3/9/20: 3.8
CT NED /CEA 6/17/20: 3.8
CEA 11/4/20 4.6 <——— whyyyy? (will retest in a few weeks)
CT NED 12/1/20 CEA: 3.5 (happy to see a lower number)
CEA 5/17/21 4.2
CEA 10/18/21 3.4

DarknessEmbraced
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Re: rectal bleeding- similar to pre diagnosis, scared

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sat Oct 16, 2021 7:53 am

Having any type of bleeding is scary. *hugs* I'm sorry you're going through this and have to wait for a colonoscopy. I hope you get good results. *hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17
NED 12/21/18
Clear colonoscopy 09/23/19
Clear 5 year scans 11/21/19- Considered cured! :)

Koreysue
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Re: rectal bleeding- similar to pre diagnosis, scared

Postby Koreysue » Sat Oct 16, 2021 12:12 pm

DarknessEmbraced wrote:Having any type of bleeding is scary. *hugs* I'm sorry you're going through this and have to wait for a colonoscopy. I hope you get good results. *hugs*


It really is! Since that is how I knew something was wrong before diagnosis, the trauma response is so strong!
The strange thing is that it seems to only happen after a vigorous walk. Not sure what that means.
Thanks for your support D.E

Ksue
Diagnosed: June 2017 stage 3 colon cancer
Sigmoid colon, 2 nodes affected
CEA at diagnosis: 6.1
Sigmoid Colectomy and folfox (chemo complete January 31, 2018)
CEA 4/2018: 2.4
CEA 7/2018: 3.7
Colonoscopy 8/2018 clean
PET scan 8/20/18 NED
CEA 11/2018: 3.8
CEA 2/2019: 3.2
CT NED 6/18/2019 / CEA : 3.4
CEA 10/21/19: 3.2
CEA 3/9/20: 3.8
CT NED /CEA 6/17/20: 3.8
CEA 11/4/20 4.6 <——— whyyyy? (will retest in a few weeks)
CT NED 12/1/20 CEA: 3.5 (happy to see a lower number)
CEA 5/17/21 4.2
CEA 10/18/21 3.4


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