Thank you to anyone taking the time to read my post. A few months ago at work I experienced some sudden and powerful gas pain, and the next day I passed a few drops of bright red blood in a bowel movement. I went to an ER doc and he said he performed a digital exam, but said he couldn't find anything wrong or any signs of bleeding. The GI doc I saw a week later said that it was probably an internal hemorrhoid. I bled once more the next week, and then nothing for months.
Recently I strained during a movement, and the next day I bled again. It has really freaked me out, because everything I read on the internet points to cancer. I alternate between healthy (although not quite as large) and thin movements, and I feel a mild itching sensation about once a day. I've been so distraught over all of this, I have been going to the bathroom twice or three times a day (once a day is my normal). I think I can feel something just inside my rectum, because I can feel a pressure when I pass solid (but not as large as normal) movements. I have an appointment for a flex sig, but am hoping for some insight because this is really eating me up.