Jan 11, 2011 - 1:58 pm
Hi everyone, I am new here and have not yet been diagnosed with anal cancer, but seem to have all of the symptoms. Did anyone get diagnosed with fissures (multiple times) before the actual diagnosis of anal cancer? I had a colonoscopy in early 2009 and had no polyps (have had them before). I have had rectal bleeding for a long time thinking it was a hemmorhoid. When it got to the point, I thought I would become anemic with the amount I was leaving in the toilet bowl, I went to the gastroenterologist. He found a fissure, told me to eat more fiber, drink more water, etc. I have not been constipated in about 20 years. It got a little better, but not much...went back, decided to watch it a while longer. Then in November it started back to a LOT of blood...went back, he sent me to rectal surgeon, she found two fissures. She gave me diltiazem cream, more high fiber, more water, sitz baths, etc. It got a little better, but started again today bad...three weeks into the cream. I also have pain that lasts most of the day, mucous, and have had HPV diagnosed a couple of times with some brief anal intercourse (years ago). Blah, blah, blah...I know that most of you are dealing with a lot more than I am, but reading this stuff makes me not want to "be you" (sorry). I am not scheduled to go back until mid February, but do you think I should have anal pap or something?