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Colon/Rectal Cancer? Or just hemroids?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 19, 2007
  • 06:53 PM

I'm an 18 year old female who noticed had a small bump on my lower rectum about 8 months ago. I've been brushing it off as a hemroid because I'm only 18 and have no trace of cancer in my family. I'm not over weight. I live a rather healthy life and do not smoke. However, recently I have noticed yellow-white mucus in my bowel movement and in my anus. This has me quite worried. Also, I notice it's rather itchy down there, and I know I don't have parasites because I get treated regularily. I'm also quite gassy and when I have a bowel movement I feel like I have to go again and only small amounts of bowel movement will come out. In the past few weeks ive noticed very tiny traces of blood in my stool and some blood comes out on my toilet paper along with yellow ish mucus. I'm really shy to go and ask a doctor about this, but I know it might be something serious. Has anybody had this problem before? The reason why I've been brushing it off as a hemroid is because it's only about 2.5 inche into my anus on my rectum, I though colon cancer was something you can't feel for yourself but rather something a doctor would notice. I'm really worried and anything you have to say would be greatly appreciated

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  • Please,please see a surgeon!!!!! I have had the same symptoms .I am a 40 year old woman in great health, until cancer struck. I was misdiagnosed as having hemoriods6 month ago. I now have rectal cancer. The tumor grew 2 inches in diamerter. I saw my surgeuon six months ago and he said yep, thats a hemoriod and took a piece of skin that had been bothering me off and never sent it to the lab. Six months later I see him again and he says lets do a hemoriodectonomy. So while in surgery he send a piece of skin to the lab before the procedure and they confirm CANCER. To be safe have a biopsy and make sure you get the results. I am in my third week of Chemo and radation and have been told by my docs this is one of the hardest cancer treatments there are because of the cancer sight. take care and see your doc. Your symptoms are exactly as mine began. FYI rectal cancer cases are mostly caused by th hpv virus. Read up on that topic. Very interestingtracy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 14, 2007
    • 03:49 PM
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  • So today I did go to the doctor and she's got me on a 6 month waiting list to see a surgeon. She says it's probably just hemmroids seeing as I'm so young and that I have no family history. I'm not very convinced though.
    Lana18 1 Replies
    • December 7, 2007
    • 10:58 PM
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  • Your doctor is a bit slack if he's just referred you to a surgeon without ordering any scans first to make sure he/she precludes an intestinal growth before assuming it's haemorrhoids. Surely he's seen you off to get some x-rays first?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 20, 2007
    • 11:35 AM
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  • Did you ever get an answer? Im having similar symptoms minus the bump by the rectum.I've had several test ran on me and everything comes back negative or normal.
    lostinla09 4 Replies
    • February 28, 2009
    • 00:44 AM
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  • Please,please see a surgeon!!!!! I have had the same symptoms .I am a 40 year old woman in great health, until cancer struck. I was misdiagnosed as having hemoriods6 month ago. I now have rectal cancer. The tumor grew 2 inches in diamerter. I saw my surgeuon six months ago and he said yep, thats a hemoriod and took a piece of skin that had been bothering me off and never sent it to the lab. Six months later I see him again and he says lets do a hemoriodectonomy. So while in surgery he send a piece of skin to the lab before the procedure and they confirm CANCER. To be safe have a biopsy and make sure you get the results. I am in my third week of Chemo and radation and have been told by my docs this is one of the hardest cancer treatments there are because of the cancer sight. take care and see your doc. Your symptoms are exactly as mine began. FYI rectal cancer cases are mostly caused by th hpv virus. Read up on that topic. Very interestingtracyI am with you on this... I have been going thru this for several years, then they go in and 2x now have removed anal cancer. I was lucky from what I gather as they got the entire growth both times, but now i am going back for "hemoroids" to have them removed and they are in the same spot the cancer was in both times.... This is something you DONT want to wait on.. PUSH your doctors to TEST, TEST, TEST...
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  • I am with you on this... I have been going thru this for several years, then they go in and 2x now have removed anal cancer. I was lucky from what I gather as they got the entire growth both times, but now i am going back for "hemoroids" to have them removed and they are in the same spot the cancer was in both times.... This is something you DONT want to wait on.. PUSH your doctors to TEST, TEST, TEST... It makes me so angry that they preach to us on TV and other media to "see your Dr. for these symptoms." Then your Dr. doesn't even recognize the cancer (or the symptoms you've just described to him/her,when he/she sees it,) and just assumes that it is a hemorrhoid.I've tried to get help for about 3 years and just now when one of the Dr's thinks he may have been derelect, they have decided "this could be serious." Well, thanks a lot goof-off!!
    latebloomer 1 Replies
    • August 23, 2009
    • 07:47 PM
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  • You're a bit young for colon cancer, but the yellowish substance could be pus? Ulcerative colitis can cause blood and pus in your stool. Do you have diarrhea a lot?
    Matrim 7 Replies
    • November 6, 2009
    • 05:37 PM
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  • I'm an 18 year old female who noticed had a small bump on my lower rectum about 8 months ago. I've been brushing it off as a hemroid because I'm only 18 and have no trace of cancer in my family. I'm not over weight. I live a rather healthy life and do not smoke. However, recently I have noticed yellow-white mucus in my bowel movement and in my anus. This has me quite worried. Also, I notice it's rather itchy down there, and I know I don't have parasites because I get treated regularily. I'm also quite gassy and when I have a bowel movement I feel like I have to go again and only small amounts of bowel movement will come out. In the past few weeks ive noticed very tiny traces of blood in my stool and some blood comes out on my toilet paper along with yellow ish mucus. I'm really shy to go and ask a doctor about this, but I know it might be something serious. Has anybody had this problem before? The reason why I've been brushing it off as a hemroid is because it's only about 2.5 inche into my anus on my rectum, I though colon cancer was something you can't feel for yourself but rather something a doctor would notice. I'm really worried and anything you have to say would be greatly appreciated its hemroids i have the same exact symptoms and worries but my dr confirmed this as i just hsd a colonoscopy done
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 13, 2010
    • 07:19 AM
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  • Although you are quite young, I would see a doctor. I was constantly diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (which my symptoms were textbook) and was rushed into emergency surgery Nov 2008 with stage 4 colon cancer. Being overly concerned about your health is a lot better than knowing your 5 year survival is 8%. And I just turned 40.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 14, 2010
    • 09:16 AM
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  • Hey guys I'm an 18 yr old man who has had bowel problems since I was born now recently I have been having a really bad back just back ache, and in a morning its worse and I am always full of wind, I have had ibs all my life and I always dread going to the toilet most of the time, I bleed its mostly dry blood but I have noticed recently peanuts make me bleed seriously bad and it makes me very sore so no more peanuts for me its always the things you love that cause the most problems, and if I'm having a bad time such as loose stools/diarrhoea then it makes it worse, I have had a serious change in bowel habit for quite some time now always starts ok then loosens off I have to leave it a couple of days for it to be ok and that causes problems I have a sore stomach and when I sit down for too long I get what's called saddle seat I think that's what its called and my testicle's start to go numb. I have been to the doctors about the back ache because its getting me down and its got to the point where iv'e had enough and I have a family history of bowel cancer my granddad died from it because he was persistent he didn't want to get it sorted and his bowels exploded on him and sadly he passed away. So the doctor sent me for an mri scan now waiting for the results but since I have had the scan I have been really bad stomach pains, trapped wind, going dizzy, serious tiredness and it feels as if my eyes have sunk into my head so i am a bit worried for the out come i hope it is ok Lewis_29
    lewis_29 28 Replies
    • January 17, 2010
    • 05:11 AM
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  • I had a hemroid last year that turned out to be anal cancer, Stage 1. I tried over the counter creams and they did not work. I went to the Doctor and she tried a prescription suppository. It did not work. She sent me to a surgeon who operated and removed it. He did not get it all. Two weeks later on my followup he read the pathology report and found out it was cancer. I had had a colonoscopy the previous April and nothing was found. By February I developed the hemroid. By April I was told I had anal cancer. By June I was receiving chemo and radiation. If I had waited, it would have spread even more. You must be proactive. Do not wait. Have it checked out. If it does not go away, then discuss having it removed or have a biopsy. It has been one year since chemo and radiation. But I will always be safe the sorry. I'm an 18 year old female who noticed had a small bump on my lower rectum about 8 months ago. I've been brushing it off as a hemroid because I'm only 18 and have no trace of cancer in my family. I'm not over weight. I live a rather healthy life and do not smoke. However, recently I have noticed yellow-white mucus in my bowel movement and in my anus. This has me quite worried. Also, I notice it's rather itchy down there, and I know I don't have parasites because I get treated regularily. I'm also quite gassy and when I have a bowel movement I feel like I have to go again and only small amounts of bowel movement will come out. In the past few weeks ive noticed very tiny traces of blood in my stool and some blood comes out on my toilet paper along with yellow ish mucus. I'm really shy to go and ask a doctor about this, but I know it might be something serious. Has anybody had this problem before? The reason why I've been brushing it off as a hemroid is because it's only about 2.5 inche into my anus on my rectum, I though colon cancer was something you can't feel for yourself but rather something a doctor would notice. I'm really worried and anything you have to say would be greatly appreciated
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