I am not looking for a medical diagnosis. Just peoples experiences.
Have you had symptoms that minic colon cancer symptoms (blood in stool, change of bowel habits, inconsistent stool, loss of appetite, weight loss, etc.) and found out that you had something other then cancer that was not hemorrhoids?
I went to a GI yesterday for peace of mind after being told by my PCP that I had hemorrhoids. The GI said she only saw two small ones, but they shouldn’t be producing the blood I am seeing when I have a bowel movement.
Not the news I was hoping for. I am scheduled for a sigmoidoscopy to check things out, but I think I’ll change it to her colonoscopy based on the GI recommendation.
I’m freaking out a little. I don’t have loose stool, so I am worried it’s not cloitis, chron’s, etc., as those seem to be a common symptom with GI diseases.
Like I mentioned before, wondering if anyone has had experience with bleeding and other symptoms that didn’t turn out to be hemorrhoids and what it ended up being.
Thanks in advance for taking the time to read this and for your replies.