Hey there, I am 33. I have had blood in stools for over 2 years and I have extremely bad anxiety so I would not go and get it checked out for fear of colon cancer. I finally went and saw a rectal dr back oct of 09 he did a sigmoidoscopy and said all looked fine, but wanted to do colonoscopy to find out why I was bleeding and for so long. Well I made the appt, and then cancelled 2 days before, well finally a lifelong friend and another dear friend of mine, convinced me I NEEDED to get it done. Well I went to my ob dr and he referred me and got my appt scheduled. It was this past Tuesday, I had a polyp removed they said it had been there for about 2 years. They got it all plus I had internal hem. They said if it comes back precancerous then I go back every 4 years for colonoscopys. If not then I guess I go again in 10 years, although me Ill go probably every 4 anyway, so please go and get it checked, you will be fine, it was a breeze.,, Please keep us updated.
thanks I know i just feel like I am panicking, but i just think of my children and I want to be here for them so I will go and keep you posted thanks.
Google FAP, this is an hereditary colon cancer which may be in your family. This is in our family and I lost a husband to it at 31, a brother-in-law at 38, son at 32, and grandson ar 18. Polys at your age are very rare, and normally the want to see you back every 2 years for another scope. Polyps can become cancerous.