My 88 year old mother was told by her gastro dr that he would recommend a colonoscopy. She had some bleeding over the last year and was given a blood transfusion about a year ago. Since then they have been monitoring her blood levels and noticed they have gone down again and we have noticed some red blood when going to the restroom. We can't tell if it's actually coming form her rectum or her vaginal area.
Our concern is that she has mild to moderate dimentia and also 80% heart block.
Has anyone experienced this or new someone with a similar situation. Are there other tests they could do to rule out cancer that are not so envasive?
Any answer would be a godsend.