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Offline CCTV

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Positive fecal occult test!!!
« on: May 16, 2014, 09:52:29 PM »
I am so worried
My mom 56 had 1/3 samples of the fecal occult test positive.  She is waiting for her colonoscopy.  I am just horrified by reading the link of blood in stool to colon cancer.  Yes I do have anxiety :( don't know what to think anymore and just can't get my mind out of that dreadful diagnosis.  It appears that she doesn't have any symptoms but maybe weight loss which may be due to many things. Just worry beyond control :(
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Re: Positive fecal occult test!!!
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2014, 08:03:38 AM »
I don't blame you for feeling worried - it's your mom!  Who wouldn't be?  But colon cancer is a pretty rare cause of blood in stool.  She probably has a polyp or a hemorrhoid. 
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Re: Positive fecal occult test!!!
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2014, 09:48:15 AM »
My dad had 11 polyps removed from his colon. All were benign but had been causing blood in stool.
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Re: Positive fecal occult test!!!
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2014, 10:50:38 AM »
Thank you for the positive feedback.  My mom and I are really close.  I just cannot imagine my kids going through that with their grandma whom they are super close to also.  She hasn't ever missed a single event of theirs.  A remarkable woman.  I really hope everything is ok because she is still very young :(
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Re: Positive fecal occult test!!!
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2014, 10:15:13 PM »
I am 26 and had bright red blood streaks on my stool. I feared CC for 15 months. It took over my life. I finally saw a GI and had a colonoscopy done a month ago. I had one small polyp removed and have internal hemorrhoids. My polyp was 100% benign but was very vascular so it caused bleeding. My hems also would bleed with hard stools. There are many many things that can cause both visible and occult bleeding. Why did she have a stool sample done?   
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Re: Positive fecal occult test!!!
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2014, 10:50:54 PM »
It was a routine fobt test for people over 50.  She had 1 sample out of 3 that is positive
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Re: Positive fecal occult test!!!
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2014, 07:19:42 PM »
CCTV, I had Stage IIIB Colon cancer in Jan. 2009 and never had a positive FOB test. On the other hand, my husband has positive tests almost ever time he's tested and he's never had colon cancer.

I have external 'roids that will crack and bleed. 

NOTE: I'm alive and well 5 years 5 months after dx even tho I did have a spot on my liver 2 years ago that had to be removed. I'm now 63.   :yes:

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