pelvic pain and bleeding from rectum/colonoscopy question
I have an appt with my GI doctor next week. For the past 3-4 years I have had rectal bleeding, assuming it is from my hemorrhoids(I have bad ones)...for the past three days, I have had pelvic pain. I am on Levaquin for a UTI, and my pelvic pain has seem to subside. But this morning, I had another bout of rectal bleeding.
In reading about Colon Cancer, pelvic pain presents in late stage colon cancer. Now I am very nervous.
FWIW, I had a CT Scan on Sunday, (to check for Kidney stones since I had a UTI) and it show no masses/tumors anywhere(I know Colon Cancer cannot be detected this way, but I would assume if I was late stage and it has metastised, it would show masses on distant organs)
I am going to assume he will send me for a Colonoscopy, can anyone tell me what that is like, how long it takes, what the procedure is like? And what should I expect when I meet with the GI doctor for the first time? Will he do a digital recatl exam? A sigmoidoscopy?
Thanks for the help