i, I would like your opinion on amatter. While I know the ultimate answer to whether one has cancer or not is to see a doctor, I would still like to know your opinions. I am 18 with no family history of cancer, but my mom has IBS.
About a month ago, I had some bright red blood on the toilet paper when I wiped. When I go, I can feel the stool cutting into the anus's walls. I have a history all my life of almost always being somewhat constipated, and having to strain sometimes to go. It continued for about two weeks until I read online that putting vaseline on before you go can help with tears or hemmerhoids. I did, and now every time I put on vaseline there is no blood. But when I do not, there is usually some. Just yesterday I tried no vaseline and there was a little blood.
I have located several extrusions in the anus, somehwat movable, that I believe to be hemmerhoids. They give me no pain, and if this is the case I can continue with home treatment. My question: Has anyone ever heard of colon/rectal/anal cancer bleeding being able to be stopped simply by putting on vaseline?? If that is impossible and these are just hemmerhoids, I would like to continue home treatment as it is a somewhat embarressing topic to discuss with parents. Please advise, and thank you for your time.