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Anemia- not iron deficient

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Old 04-22-2017, 02:59 PM   #1
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Anemia- not iron deficient

How many of you were diagnosed as anemic before being diagnosed with colon cancer? I was diagnosed back in November last year and been taking folic acid per my doctor. I am now having bleeding from most likely hems but not 100% sure if that's all. I only bleed when i go to the bathroom and its painful. I now have to have a colonoscopy but just wondering if everyone that gets diagnosed is anemic to begin with?

My MIL is anemic too. She was taking Iron and it helped some. Her doctor told her to take a stool test and it came back as false positive (not sure what that means) but he recommended a colonoscopy. She had it last Wednesday and was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer Friday. I am terrified for her and me since we have the same symptoms.

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