Thanks so much for all the responses, really, they have helped calm me down this evening.
I would love to brand it IBS over cancer, but I have always thought that pain characterizes the condition, I dont get any pain whatsoever. Except last night I had pains whilst sleeping which felt like period cramps but I assume its because I cant seem to pass gas?
I did used to get urgency and still occasionally do, and the occasional stab of pain to go with the urgency but really no biggie and not all that often. I havent had any pain associated with bowel movements recently though. I always used to call it poo pains and went through a period of having them a while back but I asked a friend and she had the same so I assumed it was normal.
'The incidence rate of colon cancer in your age group is approximately 1 in 150,000. This number would include small cancerous polyps found in the colon which are easily removed/treated, so the risk of serious late-stage cancer in this age group is much, much lower.' Is this true? If so that helps a lot. If it is cancer i'm in trouble since symptoms don't usually present until late stages.
The only thing the doctor said is that the bleeding could be because I was a little inflammed, gave me a cream and told me if I saw more blood to come back in two weeks for further investigation.
I didnt mention to him mucous, diarrhea, constipation, the feeling of needing to go all the time, the gurgling, or the wind rattling around in me since these have only become apparent over the last three days. I usually only have diarrhea once a fortnight or month, its now been 4 times in a week....