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SMSM

What could it be

Hi everyone. As part of an annual health check, they found blood in my husband's stool sample. He is a pretty healthy 46 year old, non smoker, drinks over the weekend, hardly eats red meat, and we eat a lot of greens and exercise regularly. I should also mention, there is no history of bowel cancer in his family. He had his specialist meeting today and it isnt hemorrhoids. A colonoscopy is scheduled and I am wondering if this group has any views on what it could be apart from the C word?

Baxter2

Hello and welcome @SMSM,

Many Bowel complaints and issues can cause blood to show in a stool sample which is why the colonoscopy is being arranged. This is good news as it should be very helpful in determining what the cause of this is. Until then, it's usually best to keep as busy and distracted as possible and hopefully all will be well. If......and that's a big 'if' Bowel cancer is suspected or confirmed then there's lots of help, support, advice and friendship from the community on here.

Please let us know how the colonoscopy goes if you can?

Sending lots of love,

Karen 💙💚❤️💛💜

SMSM

Thank you Karen. Your message has made me smile and feel comforted. As you will have guessed, I am the worrier. My husband is super relaxed as of now (as there are no other symptoms so far). Thank you and yes, I will let the forum know.

Jane39

Welcome @SMSM
I am unable to add anymore to Karen’s great advice.
Just wanted to say hi and good luck to you and your husband.
Fingers crossed for positive results .
Jane :x::x:

SMSM
Quote from @Jane39:
Welcome @SMSM
I am unable to add anymore to Karen’s great advice.
Just wanted to say hi and good luck to you and your husband.
Fingers crossed for positive results .
Jane

Thank you so much!! :)

Gypsy

We will all be watching for your update after the colonoscopy @SMSM. Out of every 10 people who go for colonoscopy, only one has cancer and the rest have some other cause. I totally hope that your husband will be one of the nine but if not, everyone on here will want to help and support you- and there is plenty to hope for even with a diagnosis. Keep up with all your usual activities meantime- go out, stay busy and distracted as it does help. Love Cathxx

SMSM
Quote from @Gypsy:
We will all be watching for your update after the colonoscopy @SMSM. Out of every 10 people who go for colonoscopy, only one has cancer and the rest have some other cause. I totally hope that your husband will be one of the nine but if not, everyone on here will want to help and support you- and there is plenty to hope for even with a diagnosis. Keep up with all your usual activities meantime- go out, stay busy and distracted as it does help. Love Cathxx

Thank you - I am trying to follow this advice. The procedure is a couple of weeks away and we are both being normal and trying not worry, because that wont do us any good. Thank you for your wonderful message of support and I will come back to this forum with an update.

SMSM

Hi everyone. As promised, an update. And good news. The colonoscopy was yesterday. The surgeon found one polyp which was benign. There will be a follow up colonoscopy in three months and then in a year. They found it just in time. So so relieved. Thank you for your supportive messages. Wish you all the very best.

Lirio345

So happy to read this @SMS - what a massive relief for you. Take very good care, Kim :x::x::x:

Polly 1

Great news @SMSM :x:

Jane39

@SMSM
Just wonderful news. Best Wishes, Jane :x::x:

SMSM

Thank you all!