2WW appointment on Sunday
I have been lurking on here for the past 10 days after being given an urgent referal by the GP. I went in because I had a big horrible thrombosed hemmorhoid the week before- popped up out of nowhere then actually popped and bled ALOT. Sorry for the TMI. It was so painful and the bleeding was pretty bad. I’ve had hemmorhoids and fissures quite a lot previously (particularly after 2 traumatic births) and so I wasn’t overly concerned as I could see what it was but wanted to just check it had all healed and whether I needed to do anything with it.
Anyway she checked it and then did the whole finger up the bum. She confirmed I had a thrombosed hemmorhoid but then said I also had a rectal mass she could feel and that she was putting in an urgent referal for me. She said it could be another thrombosed hemmorhoid, could be a polyp etc and told me not to Google anything. She also said because of my age (38) the hospital might not put it through that urgently but she couldn’t ignore what she felt. We literally spoke for about 3 mins and I was a bit in shock after as I’d not expected anything more than checking the hemmorhoid was healing. She didn’t really ask about my bowel habits or if I had any other symptoms apart from Asking if I’d been constipated, which I haven’t, and then sent me on my way.
I’ve now had a phone consultation with a surgeon booked for Sunday, which I was surprised about as she seemed to be saying it would be some kind of scope and I was assuming it would be a colonoscopy that I’d get. Is it normal to have a phone chat before?
I don’t really know why I’m posting this, I guess just to get it off my chest. I’ve obviously spent the last 10 days googling everything, worrying about every little ache or pain that pops up and have been a totally useless mum for my kids Easter hols. My partner is very much in the camp of only worrying about things when there is actually something to worry about and just thinks this is the age we are at when we start getting health scares. I’m the total opposite and always assume the worst so have been reading worst case scenario stories, reading up on bowel cancer treatment and generally planning my funeral 🙄 I don’t know if either is a particularly sensible approach 🤷🏼♀️
I just can’t cope with the waiting, I’ve felt totally out of it for the whole 10 days and the thought of having to wait for this appointment and then wait even more before other tests is going to drive me mad! Anyway, that’s my little rant over. Feel a bit better for putting it all down. If anyone else is on the 2WW and fancies stressing out together let me know 😅 oh and any advice from others who have had an initial phone consultation?