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I'm going to be honest, 'Too Much Information' warning is happening right now!! If anyone has any idea what might be occurring with me, it'd be great for some feedback!
I'm only 17 (female), and never have I been put in an invasive position of needing anything private looked at.
I've had bleeding occurring on and off for about 2 weeks now, lower back pain as well. I did originally have excruciating pain when going to the toilet so I assumed I had a fissure. But now that pain is gone and I checked, I certainly don't have a fissure. I don't believe it is haemorrhoids either as the symptoms don't match.
But the bleeding seems to happen random times I go to the toilet. It's very bright (assuming it's coming from the colorectal area). But occasionally has clots within it 😷.
I should probably mention in the past 24 hours I've been bleeding more (when I do bleed) and occasionally even when I'm only passing water. The lower back pain is beginning to increase a bit.
Assuming my doctor checks and finds it isn't a fissure or haemorrhoid, she will undoubtedly refer me for a colonoscopy.. Being only 17 I honestly wouldn't know the first thing about a colonoscopy, but I'd love if someone could help me with the following questions:
• Is it routine to sedate someone before it?
• After the General anesthetic wears off, do you feel much pain or discomfort?
• what did you experience post-procedure that you wish someone had warned you about?
• Is it really as embarrassing as it seems?
The only thing stopping me from letting my doctor investigate is that I'm incredibly shy in that regard, even though my doctor has probably seen many throughout her career hah. I have to see my doc within the next 24 hours so any reply is highly appreciated!
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