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Old 11-14-2011, 01:44 PM   #1
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Colonoscopy Results, Concerned

Hi, I am 29 yo male. I had rectal bleeding for about 3 days when I went number 2 over a year ago, and it was suggested I have a colonoscopy. The bleeding has never come back, and I finally got around to having my colonoscopy done today. The test went fine, but I am confused and worried about the results. Here are the findings: digital rectal exam revealede a less than 1 cm (diameter) firm rectal mass palpated 5 to 6 cm from the anal verge. The mass was non-circumferential and located predominately at the anterior bowel wall. Digital rectal exam revealed a less than 1cm (diameter) rubbery textured anal mass palpated 2 to 3 cm from the anal verge. The mass was non-circumferential and located predominately at the right bowel wall. The exam was otherwise normal throughout the examined colon. My question is, they did not do a biopsy during the test. I am supposed to return in 2 weeks. The doctor I think said I will need another procedure to remove one of the masses, but he did not seem concerned, should I be? I didn't really grasp what he was saying too much as I was still recovering from the sedation. Wouldn't they have done a biopsy if there was concern for cancer? Thanks.

 
Old 12-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #2
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Re: Colonoscopy Results, Concerned

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Hi, I am 29 yo male. I had rectal bleeding for about 3 days when I went number 2 over a year ago, and it was suggested I have a colonoscopy. The bleeding has never come back, and I finally got around to having my colonoscopy done today. The test went fine, but I am confused and worried about the results. Here are the findings: digital rectal exam revealede a less than 1 cm (diameter) firm rectal mass palpated 5 to 6 cm from the anal verge. The mass was non-circumferential and located predominately at the anterior bowel wall. Digital rectal exam revealed a less than 1cm (diameter) rubbery textured anal mass palpated 2 to 3 cm from the anal verge. The mass was non-circumferential and located predominately at the right bowel wall. The exam was otherwise normal throughout the examined colon. My question is, they did not do a biopsy during the test. I am supposed to return in 2 weeks. The doctor I think said I will need another procedure to remove one of the masses, but he did not seem concerned, should I be? I didn't really grasp what he was saying too much as I was still recovering from the sedation. Wouldn't they have done a biopsy if there was concern for cancer? Thanks.
I also had bleeding , but longer then you. I had a colonoscopy and they found a Tumor which resulted in DX of rectal CA. When you had your colonoscopy they should have taken a biopsy to determine if the mass was malignant or benign, or you just have hemmoriods

 
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