22,male, rectal bleeding, had "clear" colonoscopy in February

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I'll try to make it as short as possible. Last December I noticed that I passed quite a worrisome amount of blood with my stool. Went to ER, had the finger exam and doctor said that everything is fine here. 2 months later, in February, I had a colonoscopy which revealed a small benign polyp, which was removed.

After getting the all clear in February, I stopped paying attention to my stools and toilet paper. However, I spent the last week on vacation in Greece, and they have this weird policy that you can't throw TP inside the toilet, and you need to throw it into a trash can. So 2 days ago when on the toilet I noticed that I had blood after wiping, and it bled for about 5 minutes, I kept wiping and it was bleeding bright red blood. It seemed that the more I strained while wiping, the more blood would come out. It was also painless. I also don't bleed between bowel movements - assuming that because my underwear isn't ever stained.

Anyway, it's been two days already and I had no bleeding anymore. Could that have been a ruptured internal hemmorhoid?

Considering my young age, a clear colonoscopy 7 months ago and lack of other symptoms, cancer is rather excluded, right? I'm most worried about cancer to be honest

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  • Posted

    Hi Mostu,

    I have had very similar symptoms. To me it sounds like you have a fissure. A tear in the rectum. Please see your GP. I highly doubt you have anything serious. Good luck x

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    Colon cancer takes years to develop, and you had a clear colonoscopy 7 months ago. So it is safe to say that you do not have cancer. Plus, 22 is so young. It would be better to go back to your doctor and discuss the continuous bleeding. 
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      Do you think that internal hemmorhoid might be the cause? I'm really anxious that they missed the cancer on the colonoscopy...

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      I honestly cannot fathom a colonoscopy "missing" something that would cause this much bleeding in such a short time. I would truly relax Motsu smile

      Also, this sounds like either a hemmerhoid or a fissure. Not all fissures will hurt excessively. You may only notice a slight itching or burning. And hemmerhoids may indeed be painless.

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    If you were straining, it sounds more like a fissure or haemorrhoid which produce bright red blood.  See your doctor again if it comes back.
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