Experiencing rectal bleeding before colonoscopy

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Hi, I just experienced rectal bleeding or bright red blood , (minor stripe on stool, small drips on toilet bowl and bright red blood on toilet paper) . I dabbed instead of wipe and it was painful and straining going.

Would it be okay for me to have a colonoscopy on August 15th or five days from today? I am afraid my bleeding is not a good sign to have the procedure so soon after experiencing symptoms. My last times having blood around my stool or just on toilet paper was on July 13th and July 30th.

I am 32 male btw. Please let me know what you think. I am scared moving forward.

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    also remember anxiety can also cause bowel problems.

    are u or do u suffer from anxiety?

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      Is there a way to tell hemorrhoids from fissure from the type of pain or stool characteristics?

      Thanks for your advice! I am increasing my fluid intake but still adhere to a low residue diet. Tomorrow will be completely clear liquid diet. I don't consume that much starch the last few days except white potatoes without skin, maybe that's why. I stopped consuming it today because we are all out at home.

      I do have anxiety and am taking Citalopram 10mg for it. My doctor also tells me same thing; thank you for mentioning it!

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