Originally Posted by sjb
Hi in my opinion blood is not a hypochondriasis, nor a bruise that lasts 2 months.
I think some pharmacies may carry occult blood tests you can do for yourself but I don't know if the results would still show up sufficiently if you had to delay showing it to the doctor. If it had been mine I think I would have done the occult blood when there was plenty to be seen, for positive evidence.
I was actually really shocked, I did not get a phone call at all about it and only found out the results a good month later. I thought that due to the fact that I had WIPED BLOOD OFF with toliet paper the night before that there would HAVE to be something... but perhaps I did the test inaccurately or something. I took the section off of several different portions of different parts of the bowel movement.
I also did get a fasting blood glucose done because of the bruising and because I am at an increased risk of diabetes due to morbid obesity and family history but I am actually in the low portion, borderline hypoglycemic- it was 70 I believe but I have been in the 60s before if I was unable to eat.
The bruise still concerns me. I have also noticed an increase in what looks like petechiae (bright red tiny pin pr
.i.ck splotches) throughout my upper body and arms. I found a nice clump of it behind my arm just two days ago.
I keep having a feeling that something is not quite right. Only one MD actually offered to preform the digital and visual rectal exam for hemorroids and possible anal fissure but I was short and time and declined to wait til a more convient time. She was also the one person that did warn of the more serious disease processes that could be linked to rectal bleeding.
I had planned to post-pone it longer however I spoke to my Aunt about my Grandmother and she said all they had was bright red bleeding. She was diagnoised and went into surgery very rapidly.