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mondlee6248

I’m writing this post because I’m worried, I believed anyone who come to this webpage are worried for themselves or their loved ones.

Things started like that, I had blood in stool quite regular in ard February to March 2020. I’m worried so I went to hospital , normal checks like finger up my anus and then I proceed to go A&E 3 days in a row expecting them to give me a colonoscopy but eventually they told me that o have to wait till May 2020 for it. I couldn’t wait because I’m so stressed up so I proceed to go to a private hospital to get my colonoscopy. Results was normal except for two polyps and biopsy was taken and came back benign. But after colonoscopy, there is still blood in my stools so I went back to private to get CT scan/MRI and blood test on tumor marker on liver/ pancreas and colon. All turned out fine.

So subsequently I had no choice but to accept and blood in stools is like lesser and appeared more days apart. There’s something good news. Until now, there is still blood once in a while like Mayb once every two weeks or three weeks. It continued to worry me because I really do not know where does it comes from. Why it just can’t go away.

Any answers will be greatly appreciated

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Have you been aware of experiencing:

-hemorrhoids? (sometimes, there are no symptoms, other than bleeding for internal ones)

-constipation (eg. dry, hard, sometimes also enlarged stool -- difficult to pass so leading to 'straining')?

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mondlee6248 in reply to wbiC

Hey thx for your reply, I don’t think mine is hemorrhoids because I don’t strain to poop, it came quite smooth, that’s why I feel then how come where does the bleed comes from, it really really worried me

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wbiC in reply to mondlee6248

Well, such bleeding is often hemorrhoids, or fissures. Both ought to be visible upon examination, though the internal ones may be challenging. You've had some big league procedures -- have you ever had a simple 'F.I.T.' test (blood in stool, checking for cancer markers)?

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mondlee6248 in reply to wbiC

Yes the blood test is for cancer markers, I didn’t go for FIT test

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wbiC in reply to mondlee6248

Well, my point is that seepage from a tumour in the bowel would likely be picked up by stool passing by/rubbing it and caught by the F.I.T. test, and NOT caught by a regular blood test.

~wbiC, member coloncancerconnected

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mondlee6248 in reply to wbiC

Oic, thx for the suggestion

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wbiC in reply to mondlee6248

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There are many causes for hemorrhoids.

I had the same type of issue. Had a colonoscopy, all fine apart from a polyp and a diagnosis of mild diverticula disease. This was the “likely” cause. I was also told that it can be a mild infection or inflammation that could have caused a PR bleed.

Since I’ve upped my fiber intake and cleaned up my diet I haven’t had another episode.

Hope this helps.

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mondlee6248 in reply to Hi3344

Actually I ate vegetables everyday at least one meal, whenever I BM, the vegetables are in the stool as well but smaller pieces so I suppose my Fiber should be okay

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Hello mondlee6248 ,

Thank you for posting and giving us an update. Glad to hear that so many tests have come back as normal, sorry to hear you are still experiencing blood in the stool.

Seeing a colorectal surgeon for a consultation may be a good idea, they are very familiar and perform many procedures on/around the rectum and anus to correct an issue that is causing occasional blood in the stool. Depending on what the specialist would see, there are injections and surgical procedures that may be appropriate, depending on the cause of the bleeding.

Here's the tough part -- it is difficult for a specialist to determine the cause of the bleeding (especially since you've had these other tests, my guess is that the specialist would be doing not only a digital exam but also utilize an anoscope so that they can get a better look at the rectal and anal area.).

When it comes to blood in the stool, one challenge can be when seeing the doctor, if you aren't actively bleeding (experienced bleeding the same day), and often the doctor can't see a cause for the bleeding.

When it comes to blood in the stool, one challenge can be when seeing the doctor, if you aren't actively bleeding (experienced bleeding the same day), and often the doctor can't see a cause for the bleeding.

I recommend you seek an appointment with a colorectal surgeon - perhaps due to COVID this would be a video consultation. However, it is important to ask if there's a way that you can be squeezed in for an appointment when you ARE experiencing active bleeding. Typically that will make it easier as far as them determining the cause of the bleeding (especially if it is from microscopic tears in the anus - if you aren't actively experiencing the bleeding, it can be so difficult for them to see the cause.)

Just a reminder - this group is here to offer support, share experiences, and offer our thoughts - but this is not medical advice, and you should always consult your medical professional(s). Additionally, for all emergencies, seek urgent medical care, never delay.

~Nicole, GCCA Staff Member & Colon Cancer Connected Site Administrator

Maybe a anal fissure from being constipated my friend, try some anulson cream should help large stools don’t help either as causes strain and can cause bleeding piles and fissure I get a lot of bleeding and always say this is the issue get a lot of black stool as well I have a very similar story to yours so I will be following for progress I hope you find answers soon and take care off your self

Same thing is happening with my child .

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