I’m 60... had a colonoscopy 14 years ago. No polyps, normal colon except for internal hemorrhoids.
4 years ago had endoscopy for food stuck in throat. Esophagus, stomach and duodenum all examined after food removed and “no abnormalities were seen” other than irritation in esophagus from stuck food.
Now I took 2 home FIT tests, both positive, and I see evidence of black or dried blood in small section of stool.
No change in bowel habits
No weight loss
No pain in abdomen
Only problem I’m seeing is this one section of stool with hard, black streaks . I’ve ruled out anything I’ve eaten or supplements.
Of course I’ve scoured the internet for some type of reassurance but can’t find similar situation .. and from what I’ve read it takes years for polyps, that I didn’t have 14 years ago, to arise and develop into cancerous polyps.
Any reassuring info greatly appreciated. Have phone call with gastric doctor in a few days but it’s driving me crazy.... thank you!