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Endo on Bowel/Rectum

Hi all, sorry this post may be a little TMI, but I'm struggling to get my head round things. I have stage 4 endo diagnosed by lap and I'm awaiting a consultant specialist as it was heavily on my bowel and rectum (and other areas). For the last few months i have been bleeding on and off from the back passage and have been in agony with it, the doctor keeps saying 'its just the endo' (JUST!!!) I went to see a different doctor and I'm now in a situation where iv been referred for a colonoscopy with a worry of cancer in my rectum/bowel.

Has anyone else experienced something similar? Im so worried and its completely tipping my life upside down! x

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Hello, I too have stage 4 endo on my bowels and just recently had a colonoscopy to see if it had penetrated due to bowel bleeds. Nothing was found thankfully but still unknown to what is causing dark bleeds.

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Thank you for your reply.. its horrible isnt it! :( can i ask how did u find the colonoscopy?.. im really worried about it.. are u awake when they do it? X

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I was slightly sedated for mine, as my bowel is tethered into my pelvis wall I found some of it rather painful to be honest, to the point I tried rolling out of the bed, but that being said it wouldn't put me off having it again. The worst part is the bowel prep x

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Thanks so much for your reply xx

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