Today I've had a flexible sigmoidoscopy that looked at the lower part of the colon area- due to ongoing bleeding symptoms spanning across 2.5 years as it's been on and off - though for the past 3 weeks it's been alright.
So the whole procedure was painless and took about 5-6 minutes, the doctor found a 4 mm sessile polyp which was removed within seconds with cold snare.
The diagnosis on my report reads: rectal polyp.
I now feel extremely anxious as they sent said polyp to the local lab to determine if there is any chance of this re-growing but what worries me even more are the prospects of this being of a cancerous nature.
The doctor said that cancer has not been detected (although like I said been living with on and off back passage bleeding over the past 2 years).
Are there any chances of me getting colon cancer from this procedure or the fact that this polyp has been removed? I feel like I am losing my mind.