Sorry to be so open but I am experiencing some very strange symptoms and I wonder if anyone has had the same.
During the past 5 years I have had some bleeding after bowel movements, particularly when I was pregnant. When I was pregnant I also sometimes passed a very small amount of clear tissue after a bowel movement. The blood during this time was just a smear on the toilet tissue when I wiped. I had my second child 13 months ago and since then my symptoms have gradually got worse, more so in the last 2 months. The blood after a bowel movement has got more and more and now I think there are small clots there as well. There is also more of the strange white tissue in the toilet bowl.
And now I often do squelchy farts and pass just blood and mucus. There is no smell. This is continuous throughout the day.
I used to have one bowel movement per day. Now I have much smaller bowel movements throughout the day and never feel as if I am finished.
I have been to the doctor. The first time I went I was examined and no piles were found. The doctor thought the blood was due to straining and advised me to eat prunes and gave me something for constipation. I went back to the doctor 2 weeks later when I was still experiencing blood to ask to be referred for further tests. Since then the symptoms have got very quickly worse to the farting/ blood/ mucus stage. I have also found out that my dad had multiple polyps removed from the age of 40-60.
I have an appointment at a colorectal surgery at the end of June. I believe this is an initial consultation as I have not been advised to take any medicines/ prep. I am worried in case my symptoms are something serious. The days waiting for that first appointment and having all these symptoms feel as if time is ticking and nothing is being done.
Does anyone have any advise/ experience of these symptoms and waiting times between consultations and the camera surgery?