Worried

melanie49
melanie49 Member Posts: 3
edited March 2014 in Colorectal Cancer #1
I've been a colon cancer survivor for four years. I have been feeling really well, no problems etc. For the past few days I have had constipation, not feeling that great. Last night when I went to the toilet I noticed bright red blood on the toilet paper, of course that started to concern me. I'm just hoping that it's just hemerrhoids and nothing worse. Am worried about going back to the doctor. Should I be concerned.

Comments

  • wildcat
    wildcat Member Posts: 40
    I don't think you have any concerns but maybe a visit to your family doctor would ease your mind. If no family doctor set up an appt. with your onocologist. Take care. Sounds like hemeroids to me.
  • spongebob
    spongebob Member Posts: 2,565
    Ahoy, Melanie -

    I agree with Wildcat - probably just 'roids. Especially if you have had some recent constipation and/or been visiting the bathroom often. Be sure to check with your doc just to make certain everything is A-OK, but I'd rest easy if I were you.

    Be well

    - SpongeBob
  • mc2001
    mc2001 Member Posts: 343
    Melanie,
    read the reply I posted to Taunya's message. Maybe the same applies to you , also. Good luck and God Bless.
    -Michael