Re: Quick Question....Scared...
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!
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Last edited by quincy; 10-27-2007 at 12:16 AM.