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    Full Blown Panic Mode, Colorectal Surgeon Referral

    So for the past couple of months Iíve experienced rectal bleeding when passing a bowel motion.

    I saw my GP and she diagnosed internal piles and a possible tear. I was sent away with some suppositories and stool softener.

    However the bleeding continues, particularly when Iím dehydrated and have eaten less fibre.

    Iím fortunate enough to have private health insurance and spoke to a nurse today, sheís recommended a referral to a colorectal surgeon. Now Iím panic stricken, Iím so concerned about bowel cancer and Iím sure Iíve got cancer. I donít know if Iím brave enough to go through with the referral.

    I had breast cancer 10 years ago and I cannot face another cancer diagnosis and treatment.

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    Re: Full Blown Panic Mode, Colorectal Surgeon Referral

    It is mostly likely the hemorrhoids causing the bleeding but the doctor has to cover herself. I had a colonoscopy about seven years ago when I had bleeding and all was fine. Iím sure yours will turn out the same way too, donít worry.

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    Re: Full Blown Panic Mode, Colorectal Surgeon Referral

    I would go through with the private referral. You're not going to be able to accept the piles diagnosis yourself. You need to steel yourself and see what the colorectal surgeon says/suggests. It's a far better option than constant rumination and fear of the worst case scenario. You need to know and I think you are justified in wanting a specialist's opinion even if it is "just" piles. You have already been through such a lot. I would want this option too xx

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    Re: Full Blown Panic Mode, Colorectal Surgeon Referral

    Quote Originally Posted by atm4660 View Post
    It is mostly likely the hemorrhoids causing the bleeding but the doctor has to cover herself. I had a colonoscopy about seven years ago when I had bleeding and all was fine. Iím sure yours will turn out the same way too, donít worry.
    Thank you, Iím sure it is just haemorrhoids. Just need to put my mind at rest.

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    Re: Full Blown Panic Mode, Colorectal Surgeon Referral

    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    I would go through with the private referral. You're not going to be able to accept the piles diagnosis yourself. You need to steel yourself and see what the colorectal surgeon says/suggests. It's a far better option than constant rumination and fear of the worst case scenario. You need to know and I think you are justified in wanting a specialist's opinion even if it is "just" piles. You have already been through such a lot. I would want this option too xx
    Thank you. I know for my own peace of mind I need to get further advice. Itís extra difficult when youíve already been through a cancer diagnosis. Everyone thinks itís something which happens to other people and itís a massive shock when it happens to you.

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    Re: Full Blown Panic Mode, Colorectal Surgeon Referral

    Quote Originally Posted by Deb350 View Post
    Thank you. I know for my own peace of mind I need to get further advice. It’s extra difficult when you’ve already been through a cancer diagnosis. Everyone thinks it’s something which happens to other people and it’s a massive shock when it happens to you.
    I'm sure it must be. You are doing the right thing. Get an appointment booked and then at least you are doing something to help yourself. It must be hell living under this perceived threat. I hope you soon get the reassurance you need from an expert x

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    Re: Full Blown Panic Mode, Colorectal Surgeon Referral

    Quote Originally Posted by pulisa View Post
    I'm sure it must be. You are doing the right thing. Get an appointment booked and then at least you are doing something to help yourself. It must be hell living under this perceived threat. I hope you soon get the reassurance you need from an expert x
    Hopefully! x

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    Canít Get Rid Of My Piles!!

    Hi

    Yes Iím still struggling with pile symptoms. I am currently awaiting a flexible sigmoidoscopy, my doctor has diagnosed internal piles but Iím
    not convinced. Iíve been trying various things to get rid of them but they are still bleeding :(

    Does anyone have any good tips? Iíve tried creams and suppositories but found them of limited use.

    If I could ease the symptoms I might be able to put my mind at rest.

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    Re: Full Blown Panic Mode, Colorectal Surgeon Referral

    Hi

    This is just a courtesy reply to let you know that your thread was merged with another of your threads.

    Please when posting on similar topics add it onto your previous post rather than starting a new one.


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