Hi...I have a fissure and that's what it feels like as well...did the doctor take a look-see during the appointment?
It's good he's not doing any assuming and has set her up for a colonoscopy.
an ulcer...hmm, if it's from her stomach, it wouldn't be red blood. Coffee doesn't cause the ulcers in the stomach, h.pylori bacteria does. Coffee will, however, increase acidity which can cause them to worsen if there's already a break or invasion into the stomach lining.
Coffee doesn't cause ulcers in the colon....
Has your wife taken a look for herself? She can squat over a mirror and see if there are any cuts in the anal folds...because anything that's exterior can be seen. If that's it, she can use come over the counter hydrocortisone cream or even zinc cream..or both.
Internal hemorrhoids can't be seen, although external ones can. External ones don't bleed, interal ones do.
Keep us updated as to how she's doing. I can certainly relate big-time to her fears. I've been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis coming on 19 years ago. The blood...eeks, it was very scary.
When does your wife have the c-scope....what is she using for the prep?
I hope she's getting biopsies done since the doc's going to be in there anyway..
It's all a matter of perspective!
Well thanks for the replay and the concern, My wife used Fleet Phospho Soda for the prep and needless to say she was miserable, they taste itself made her very sick and obviously the numerous runs to the bathroom did not help...I think the worst part was not being able to eat or drink...really made her somewhat weak...
Nonetheless our doctor is the best, he is very honest and energetic and he wanted to make sure that there was nothing to be worried about...wheeled her in at 9:45 and at 10:10 they called me back to see her, she was still asleep...talked with the doctor and she has a small hemrroid which is causing the situation, everything else is great!! Gave her some meds for the roid and then also some stuff to calm down her colon from all the stress associated...
We are definately relieved...Thanks again and best of luck to all of you!!