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Old 01-14-2019, 12:21 PM
 
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While I would vote in favor of the problem most likely being hemorrhoids, OP posted in November that his cat had worms. Worms would be a reasonable thing to question.

I also vote for another doctor's opinion.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:31 PM
 
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TREAT YOURSELF FOR PINWORMS FIRST!!!!! If you have pinworms, which you could have picked up anywhere, and is very common in people who put their hands to their mouths, such as nail biters, you could have gotten pinworms. The treatment for it is safe, and is available over the counter.

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/wa...EALw_wcB&o=acs

and repeat it again a week later.

If that doesn't work, then go see a proctologist. They are gastroenterologists who specialize in the tushy. I agree that a colonoscopy is a bit much, but if you're unable to even tolerate a rectal exam.
I think the OP needs to make another try at the rectal exam. I mean to me it seems obvious that itís a little less unpleasant than having to go through the day+ prep for a colonoscopy. A rectal exam takes what- a couple of minutes at worst?

That said, one of my friends who is the OPís age did have to do a colonoscopy. I believe he had already tried a variety of things (he did not have hemorrhoids) and they were not working. I think he had incorporated some foods into his diet that had caused some problems and once he cut them out, his problems resolved.
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Old 01-14-2019, 12:38 PM
 
Location: SWFL
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Hemorrhoids.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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OP mentioned the "itchy" issue and I've experienced that at various times and now and then deal with IBS but find zinc oxide to be a wonderful healer. I keep Desitin in my stash.
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:12 PM
 
Location: East of the Mississippi and South of Bluegrass
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You must be joking. You went to 1 doctor, then another (no clue why you needed another doc), then ate food on the day of the test, now you want a forum to give you medical advice?

Do not use Google or you'll be back with more questions. You could have anything from Hemorrhoids to cancer. No one other than a med professional can help you now.

Do your parents know you're not just getting some random test (hence the "you're too young for a colonoscopy) and that you have an issue??????
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You could go to a third doctor and see what they say. Or you could reschedule the colonoscopy and follow the instructions the doctor gives you.
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I had one done. So what. Don’t worry you’re not gonna turn gay bcause doc shoved his finger or a camera in your anus. Oh and follow the damn directions.
Get a colonoscopy moron.
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You think because of your diet you will never get colon cancer? Talk about naive. But that's your deal. Colonoscopies save lives. That is a fact.
Yes to all of the above!

OP, please believe me this is the very best advice you're going to receive...so do yourself a favor and follow the doctor's directions to a T (to a tittle) and proceed with the recommended colonoscopy, please.

At the very most you will find out if there is a serious problem (we all hope not) and at the very least you will have this test done and in your rearview mirror before you know it. Best wishes in resolving this!
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Old 01-14-2019, 01:55 PM
 
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I have dealt with hemms all my adult life and I'm 80..changed diet a lot, cut way back of Meats and added much more greens and fiber foods. Take magnesium faithfully and a rare bird around these parts, NEVER have done a colonoscopy and I'm NOT a moron . And trust I am OK.
And my uncle died of liver and colon cancer and he was 84. What exactly have you proven? Absolutely nothing at all. Oh he didn’t get checked either. But you’re a tough guy. You’ll crap that cancer right out

If you’re bleeding out of your anus it’s better to get checked out. But YOU do whatever YOU want and I’ll do whatever I want.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Wine Country
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And my uncle died of liver and colon cancer and he was 84. What exactly have you proven? Absolutely nothing at all. Oh he didnít get checked either. But youíre a tough guy. Youíll crap that cancer right out

If youíre bleeding out of your anus itís better to get checked out. But YOU do whatever YOU want and Iíll do whatever I want.
When I got my first colonoscopy at the age of 50 I was the picture of health. Only eating fresh foods, exercising, in fact I did a triathlon. I had perfect cholesterol numbers and perfect blood pressure. I had three polyps. Those could have easily been cancerous down the road had I not had the colonoscopy and had them removed.
For people who refuse to get this potential life saving test may find themselves at a stage of colon cancer they cannot come back from.
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Old 01-14-2019, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Yes, but you state your health as anecdotal evidence time and time again, when in reality you have just been very lucky that you haven't had any issues.
What else is there? I do NOT run to docs for everything that goes bump in the world with me. Thanks for all of you telling me what I SHOULD be doing. You all keep the doctors doing just fine.

The OP was told from one doc hemms and the other one pushing for the test,,,and he should run for the invasive and could do damage test?

As for me, I go a lot of what my family long history has proven and when I'm done on this earth I'm done, like many say here, we gotta go some way, but I'm doing it my way.
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Old 01-14-2019, 03:08 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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While I would vote in favor of the problem most likely being hemorrhoids, OP posted in November that his cat had worms. Worms would be a reasonable thing to question.

I also vote for another doctor's opinion.
Doesn't explain the abdominal pain or the bleeding....

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Old 01-14-2019, 03:28 PM
 
Location: on the wind
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I have dealt with hemms all my adult life and I'm 80..changed diet a lot, cut way back of Meats and added much more greens and fiber foods. Take magnesium faithfully and a rare bird around these parts, NEVER have done a colonoscopy and I'm NOT a moron . And trust I am OK.
You've dealt with them "all your adult life"? Sort of begs the question how effective those choices are actually "working for you" doesn't it?
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