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    Default hemorrhoids vs colon/rectal cancer? =\

    Sorry if I'm posting in the wrong section.. new to this..
    Sorry if TMI.. I feel awkward for typing this post.. It takes alot for me to go to the dr.. but after these symptoms I did- Pain felt like a knife or tearing while pushing to poop.. Once out/on the way out felt fine.. though I would notice bright red blood on the paper- sometimes the same or less than a spoonful.. sometimes with one/three tiny clots. Its never continued bleeding- only there when I wipe. After which my anus will be seemingly inflamed.. one part will be like a pea lump maybe a little bigger and like a bruise color, and it will spread around my anus and be inflamed but not as big as the pea size lump and just normal pinkish color. Takes an hour sometimes longer to go away. Went to the GP who saw no inflamation and had a quick look and said there was a small bluish mass- he refered me to a specialist to get a proper examination, saying they could do a rubber band removal.. but I res opened the referal letter and it said that he saw no signs of fissures or hemorrhoids..  He didnt have an invasive look- just a gloved finger and bright light.. So I dont know whether to worry about it being something more serious. I'm 28 and had our third baby in January.. I didnt experience hemorrhoids through any of my pregnancies that I'm aware of =\ Has anyone gone through something like this?  Sorry if it sounds stupid.. I'm new to this kind of problem..

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    The idea of colon/rectal cancer can be quite scary.
    My advice is book in with the specialist and take it from there. The sorts of questions the specialist will ask will be:
    Have you had any bowel changes recently?
    Increased number of bowel actions?
    Are the stools a different colour recently?
    Have you lost your appetite or any unexplained weight recently?
    Have you had any bleeding from your rectum when not having a bowel action? If so, what colour is the blood?

    In the meantime, increase your fluid and fibre intake and see if that makes any difference. It could be that you are mildly constipated and straining too much when opening your bowels and therefore stressing your anus and causing tears which bleed.


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    Have you tried using Anusol cream to ease the discomfort? Not really an answer but it may give you some pain relief. You can just buy it from the chemist. We used to use it on the corners of some horses mouths to stop them getting ulcers & it worked wonders! (odd use I know!)

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    fissure?

    it sounds like an internal fissure. i doubt its cancer as you are quite young unless you have a very strong family history.

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    I had this recently.
    I upped my fibre and water intake and it went away.
    I won't comment on you because everyone is different but for me they were internal 'roids.

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    Ghoul, its awful to be in that much pain. I have put up with the same problems for 10 months now. I cry when I have to poo it's excrutiating. I finally saw my GP who after a quick exam said I have grade 3/4 both internal and external 'roids. I have a refferal for a rectologist but was told not to have the surgery until after we finish having children, Which is 1 year away. Please see a specialist it's not normal or fair to ourselves to have painful or bloody bowel movements. All the best

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    To ease the pain when going to the toilet, I'd highly recommend gel suppositories! I had fissures after DD's birth and the suppositories helped them heal. Of course, do see a specialist as the PP said, but if you're looking for an immediate way to get some relief this is my suggestion. You can get them from the chemist over the counter.

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    Sorry you are experiencing such pain.

    I am 29 and just recently was experiencing the exact pain. When I did a poop it felt like a razor popping out.
    I had a hemmeroid late last year but that was just more painful to sit and there was no blood with bowel movements. This time I have an internal one. Doc told me to increase fibre and always poop if you have the slightlest urge to do so.

    You should see the specialist to get confirmation and what you have. I am sure it is notheing too serious but it is best to be sure.

    Good Luck


 

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