OK, where to start?
I used to have some itching when roughage would get stuck in the folds of my anus so I got this great idea to wipe even when I went pee even if I didn't defecate. I think I injured the tissue b/c I have had itching in the same spot for about a year.
About 4 months ago I realized there was a bump there. During a pap smear I asked my PCP to examine it and she said it just looked like a small cut or tear, but I was concerned b/c it didn't heal. I had no other symptoms that concerned her, but b/c I was concerned she sent me to a gastroenterologist who took one look at me and w/out examining me ordered a colonoscopy.
I found out he wasn't covered by my insurance and found someone else who stuck fingers up, checked stool sample for blood, and found it negative. He didn't really look at the bump just said he saw redness. I was a little irritated b/c there is a distinctive bump where all the itching eminates from if something is stuck there like fiber or popcorn hull whatever.
He gave me prescription suppositories to take for three days, followed by instructions to eat more fiber, water , etc... I am a vegetarian and can't really add too much more fiber and I already drink lots of water. It doesn't EVER bother me when I go the bathroom, has never hurt and seems completely random in when it itches. it has only bled 2-3 times when I clearly had itched it.
It has gotten better after i started to use baby wipes instead of toilet paper. Now he wants me back for a sigmoidoscopy.. I just want him to look at it and biopsy it if he thinks it necessary.
What do you think? It isn't a fissure--he already determined that. I haven't used the suppositories yet, b/c there is a chance I could be pregnant and until I know I won't start those. I plan to follow his advice and get the sigmoid, but no one has suggested what it could be. It only itches. Right now, it has only bothered me once in over a week, but then suddenly it will drive me nuts for days--always the same spot.