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Hello,

Thanks for posting your question here.

As a survivor of anal cancer, I could give you my story, including the discovery of this sneaky cancer.  But I won't as it will give you ideas that may be of no value.

  If you are having any discomfort in the anal area, the reasonable thing to do is see a doctor.  If symptoms are having a negative effect on everyday life....go to a colo/rectal specialist.

Important to voice your fears of anal cancer to whomever you see.  There is lots more information now than in 2007 when I was diagnosed.

Best...
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Hello,

Thanks for posting your question here.

As a survivor of anal cancer, I could give you my story, including the discovery of this sneaky cancer.  But I won't as it will give you ideas that may be of no value.

  If you are having any discomfort in the anal area, the reasonable thing to do is see a doctor.  If symptoms are having a negative effect on everyday life....go to a colo/rectal specialist.

Important to voice your fears of anal cancer to whomever you see.  There is lots more information now than in 2007 when I was diagnosed.

Best...
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can i ask did your anal hurt been hurting a couple days as well as my lower back. going for a colonoscopy in a few weeks, i do have hemrodes but dont think thats why i hurt and i do have herpes from my first hubby not sure if thats it either, stressed out about it and the colonoscopy, very anxiety person when its my health
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Just saw your note...very glad you will have a colonoscopy soon.

I don't think I had pain in rectum or lower back.  Irritable bowel symptoms were what I was treated for. I had had bouts of diarrhea for years; which actually had nothing to do with anal cancer.

The serious indicator that I was in trouble was excessive  bleeding.  

Try to relax.  You are on the right track. Ask your doctor or a nurse about your fears before you have the colonoscopy.

Best...

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thank you so much i feel better and i pray the LORD keeps you cancer free. i also have IBS so i am with you on that.

i hae no bleeding unles i have a hemrode but other than that no. just not sure if my hems are on my rectum and making it hurt, scarey. but will keep you up todate after my test. GOD BLESS YOU
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Thanks.
Feel free to contact me through posts on this forum or a note or message anytime.

Know you are anxious about all this.

BTW: I don't get a notification that you have responded to my posts...so will try to remember to check here each morning.

Take care...
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wow found out today its been 12 years since my colonoscopy was 40 now 52 yikes hope all ok in there .
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Relax...focus on positive.  Aren't we lucky to be alive in a time when colonoscopies are a regular, insurance covered test?

Wasn't always so...as you know.
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29sillygirl plz reply to my post i need ur help for God sake
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having my colonoscopy on the 19th 8 in morning
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Hey...just saw your post and responded.

Remember I don't get notified when you post...so if I don't make a point of stopping by here...don't realize you need help.
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i had it and all came out good no problems other than IBS.
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