PUSH FOR THE COLONOSCOPY!!!!! I feared colon cancer for 15 months. It was pure hell living that way. I was never anemic (hem was 13.8 in April) but I would have visible periodic bright red blood on my stool. Only small amounts but it was there. I lived in a state of panic. I have suffered from severe HA since childhood but this was by far the worst. I finally saw a GI in January after a year of the bleeding. I am 26, healthy, perfect blood work, no weight loss end no family history of CC and the first thing she said was colposcopy for investigation. She didn't think I had CC but she thought colitis, hems or polyp. I was so scared to have the scope and I put it off for months. Finally my HA got so bad I couldn't take it anymore. I scheduled the colposcopy and it was so easy. She found a very small barly 1cm polyp in my sigmoid colon and internal hemorrhoids. The polyp was removed and biopsied. It was a hyperplastic polyp which is a 100% completely beign warty like growth that has a less than 1% chance if ever turning to cancer even if left in the colon, but it still bled and she said it actually bled pretty good during removal. I have felt so much better since having that colonoscopy. I do not look at my stools anymore. I went from completely obsessed to total relaxation. I still struggle with my HA but I am working so hard on it. I would think after 2 years of low iron there would be many more symptoms of CC by now. But with the weight loss, vomiting and nausea I would push for the scope. I also had an EGD done for upper gastric pain and nothing was found other than slight redness in an area of the stomach most likely caused by acid. All biopsies were negative.