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Old 04-18-2012, 01:14 AM   #1
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Ok...i have had a long time (3yrs) ear infection (inner and middle). I cant aford insurance and am uncomfortable with hospitals. I recintly noticed a growth that has gotten bigger in the lining of my sphincter. I have been feeling under the weather and atributed this to my above-mentioned ear infection. I got scared enough to go to a community health clinic and was uncomfortable explaining my noticed growths. I told them about the ear and they ordered some lab tests. Is there any way theese tests could tell if I had colon cancer? I know I should just get a doctor to look at it, but dont want to if there is no need. Oh....and some symtoms that worry me.....change in BM. Abdominal tightness. The growth part. Fatigue. Hard time getting to sleep. Discomfort when I sit.

I am just worried cause I have a feeling my emune system Isn't doin so good. Any help would be great. I think it might be hems but no bleeding or itching.

 
Old 07-09-2012, 10:57 PM   #2
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Re: worried

Hi there.

Any time you find a lump it is always important to get checked by a doctor. The tests the doctor is doing are likely checking your blood for infection and other diseases. Included in these tests she likely included a test to check your blood iron. Low blood iron represents a slow bleed, typicle of colon and rectal cancer. The test is not difinitive, as hemorrhoids, ulcurs, and other diseases can also cause low blood iron. However this symptom is generally used to proceed with testing for these diseases.

If the lump is able to be inspected by you, then it can be inspected by your doctor as well. Your doctor will be able to check if it is simply hemorrhoids, inflamation, polyp, or mass. If it is a polyp or mass, the doctor may even be able to send you to a specialist to have it biopsied without needing a colonoscopy, since it is so close to the opening of the anus.

Your doctor is following the usual steps, so just work with them and they will make sure you are checked for everything it can be. Hope this helps.

 
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