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Offline Lindsay2427

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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2014, 02:47:51 PM »
That's another huge fear. Bleeding during the prep since I had one bad episode of diarrhea with a stomacj flu that caused a lot of bleeding and mucous. She said that is very common with internal hemorrhoids and she proscribed me suppositories for my hemorrhoids before prep! I have never been more nervous in my life.
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« Reply #11 on: January 22, 2014, 03:26:33 PM »
Well if it does happen, you wont be the first and pretty sure you wont be the last. Is it scary. Yea, its terrifying. But within twenty four hours you will know why. My cousin filled the toilet with blood when she was in her earlier 30s. Rectal bleeding is pretty common but it needs to be investigated. The chances of catching it before it is cancer are great
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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #12 on: January 22, 2014, 03:27:23 PM »
Not to say you do have a polyp because as i previously mentioned i think you have hemorrhoids. But if it is a polyp at least you are getting it checked and not waiting.
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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2014, 03:45:12 PM »
I can defiantly see my hemorrhoids. Way TMI but I checked with my mirror while sitting on the toilet and they bulge while and only while I'm sitting. There is also one right inside my anus that prolapses down to where I can see it if i bare down but doesn't actually protrude all the way out of that makes sense. It's just visible inside the opening. I also have bad varicose veins in my left leg and vaginal varicose veins that cause a great deal of pain during my period (sorry for all this TMI junk) so I know I am very prone to vein issues but I just can't shake this scary fear and t all because I have spent 1 year googling.

Brick was there colon cancer history in your family?
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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2014, 03:52:32 PM »
If you can see your hemorrhoids, then you have hemorrhoids. Relax now :)
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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #15 on: January 22, 2014, 03:59:26 PM »
I know hypo, right!? You think I would be able to relax but I still question "are those really hemorrhoids" I'm a freaking hot mess ball of anxiety that needs major therapy ! I can honestly admit that.
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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #16 on: January 22, 2014, 04:08:25 PM »
That's why I said, when the colonoscopy thing finishes, don't forget to go to therapy. Don't forget that, since HA won't end with colon cancer. Take care and good luck
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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #17 on: January 22, 2014, 04:12:23 PM »
My GI doc also recommended a colonoscopy just to be absolutely sure.  When my test came back clear, I cannot tell you the peace that it brought me and continues to bring me.  No amount of reassurance brought me the same measure of relief as having a clean colonoscopy. 

I'm sure everything will be fine!
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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #18 on: January 22, 2014, 04:44:20 PM »
What was your reason for colonoscopy recommendation?
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Re: OMG Gastro Dr ordered colonoscopy. Scared to death.
« Reply #19 on: January 22, 2014, 05:42:08 PM »
this has happened to me as well.  i had on and off blood streaks on the toilet paper for months and every gastro doctor told me to get a colonoscopy.  i was so worried and scared for the results but decided to go through with it so i could just let it go.  it was a horrible just anticipating it but once it was over and i got the news that it was just an internal hemm, i was so relieved and haven't worried about it since.  funny thing is that the bleeding never happened again after my colonoscopy (i did increase my fiber intake).
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