Feb 14, 2004 - 10:38 am
when I had my anual exam last month the doc did a rectal exam & said she felt something unusual..then she found blood in my stool. she scheduled me for a colonoscopy...I've have the initial consolt appt. in 2 weeks. anyway...here is my family history: my father had colorectal cancer, my mother, grandmother & 3 aunts had breast cancer. my oldest sister died of brain cancer. my other sister had cervical cancer. my mother had uterin cancer. so I guess that is why doc wanted it checked out...I'm 46. I've had IBS for several years...constipation/diareah. now my bladder & rectum seem to be being pushed down/out...my stool is always thin & smashed looking....I guess I'm alittle concerned now w/all thats going on. are there any other problems that could cause all this besides colon cancer?