Nov 15, 2011 - 4:33 pm
I am 29 yo male in basically good health. I had rectal bleeding for about 3 days when I went number 2 over a year ago, and it was suggested I have a colonoscopy. The doctor gave me a cream to use externally, and some supposotories, and the the bleeding has never come back, and I finally got around to having my colonoscopy done yesterday. The test went fine, but I am confused and worried about the results. Here are the findings: digital rectal exam revealed a less than 1 cm (diameter) firm rectal mass palpated 5 to 6 cm from the anal verge. The mass was non-circumferential and located predominately at the anterior bowel wall. Digital rectal exam revealed a less than 1cm (diameter) rubbery textured anal mass palpated 2 to 3 cm from the anal verge. The mass was non-circumferential and located predominately at the right bowel wall. The exam was otherwise normal throughout the examined colon. My question is, I do not think they did not do a biopsy during the test because the box was not checked on my discharge papers. I am supposed to return in 2 weeks. The doctor I think said I will need another procedure to remove one of the masses, but he did not seem concerned, should I be? I didn't really grasp what he was saying too much as I was still recovering from the sedation. Wouldn't they have done a biopsy if there was concern for cancer with those two masses? Might they just be benign, and just need to come out? Thanks in advance for any comments!