Posted By Jane on June 08, 1999 at 11:27:28
For about the last 18 months I have noticed bright red blood and sometimes mucus on or at the end of my stools. I suffer from trapped wind quite often and this blood/mucus usually occurs when I visit the bathroom to try and release the wind. I recently went into hospital and saw a consultant who performed what I presume was a sigmoidoscopy. He said that my problem was being caused by a couple of internal piles, he injected them with something and said that I shouldn't have any more problems.
That was about 3 weeks ago, and recently my problem has started again.
Is it possible that the consultant may have missed something? I am 21 years old, have no family history of any bowel disorders, have not lost any weight recently and don't generally experience any kind of abdominal discomfort apart from occasional trapped wind as I've mentioned. I'm quite concerned that it might be something a bit more serious such as colon cancer.
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