Hi always better to get this checked out. A colonoscopy is a a simple procedure can be uncomfortable, but you can be sedated.
I had colon cancer when I was 29, and have been successfully cured. I am not saying that this is what is causing your problem, always better to be safe than sorry. I am now 45 yrs old and go for a colonoscopy every 5 yrs.
Please get checked out, its 30 mins out of your life to have a colonoscopy. Please let me know how you get on.
Good luck, Karen
That is so scary. I had a physical and some blood work done about 3 months ago because i had been feeling tired all the time and i was having palpitations. To make a long story short my doc put me on a low dose of blood pressure med and an iron supplement because he said i had "tiny red blood cells". I had been taking the iron for 2 months and honestly felt like i had more energy. On my 2 month follow up he had me get a ferritin level drawn and it was at 11. Norm is between 10-200. He told me to double up on the iron and take a womens one a day. When i got back to work, my boss suggested that i have a stool guiac done because my ferritin level should have been higher after the 2 months of iron supplementation. I called my doctor and requested that they send me one. I have stopped my iron and have been trying to stay away from any foods that could give me a false positive. Ever since i have stopped my iron i have noticed that i dont really feel the need to have a BM and when i do its very small in size (not thin like pencil thin like one of the signs for colon cancer) and very little in amount. I have not noticed any blood. Im going to do the stool sample this Friday and im so nervous because im only 28. Everyone tells me not to worry and maybe im just not eating or drinking the correct foods to help absorb the iron. I pray that the test comes back negative and an accurate negative at that!!! Good luck alexdavies!
Firstly good for you getting a stool sample done. Always better to be safe than sorry. Iron level was my first symptom that I ignored as I was 29 never thought it would end up anything like colon cancer. However it did. Colon cancer is one of the most treatable and curable cancers if caught early enough. I hope your test comes back negative, however Cancer is not the death sentence it use to be years ago. My motto in life "if in doubt check it out." please let me know who you get on xx
I had my appointment 2day its 4 a sigomoidoscopy not sure how 2 spell it lol but I'm Realy worried as 2 wot they think the rawness is cud it b cancer I'd just like sum adive 2 prepare myself if it *** 2 it thanx u all 4 ur comments xx
Has any one got any idea wot the rawness cud be plz x
It could just be inflammation of the bowel. Could be chrons disease. Bowel, colon cancer is more a lumpy tissue mass that can be seen with the colonoscopy or sigomidscope, both are the same procedure. Colon cancer is started from polyp's that grow in the bowel and can develop into cancer if left untreated. I am sure its nothing for you to worry about. They will have taken a biopsy of surrounding tissue whilst doing the colonoscopy to rule out bowel cancer. I'm afraid you will just have to wait for any test results, or contact your G.P. I hope all goes well.