After the colonoscopy, I was assured that although it needs to be done again, they couldn’t see anything?


My sister (42) was diagnosed with rectal cancer.

I also had seen maroon red blood in the bowl, and my blood test result came back saying I have anaemia which later was said to be due to my thalassemia trait.

I had a colonoscopy done in October, and the scope reached to the ilium. However, I still had hard stool on the left, right and sigmoid colon, so I was asked to do it again.

I waited for the appointment which finally arrived with two days notice the day I was going holiday which had to be cancelled. I just received my next appointment in two weeks time.

After the colonoscopy, I was assured that although it needs to be done again, they couldn’t see anything.

1. I wanted to ask if thalassemia can be mistaken for iron deficiency anaemia which is one of the signs of colon cancer
2. I understand you can’t say for sure, but how likely is it that someone can miss cancer due to the hard stool as it would be raised? Also, it entered all the way going past the transverse colon.

Please answer in many details as I’m really worried. Are there any other tests I could do faster or to avoid another colonoscopy?

Thank you in advance

Age: 38
Medications: None

I have not been well for some time now, no one can give me an answer?

Hi, I have not been well for some time now. I have several symptoms and I’m not sure if they are related, or there is more than one thing going on. My previous GP was AWFUL. I feel that no one can give me an answer as to what is going on. I will list my symptoms:

Severe lower back muscle pain, hips, and legs: I suffered from pelvic arthropathy when I was pregnant with my son (born March 2013), the severe pain in my pelvis is gone but I still cannot get through the day without taking painkillers for my back, my hips click when I move and the pain radiates into my legs and feet. It feels like all the muscles from my lower back, legs and feet are constantly cramping. I am so sore everyday. I have had an x-ray, which showed nothing.

Chronic diarrhoea: I have suffered this for approx 3years. Since this began I have to take a full box of anti-diarrhoea tablets everyday, this does not stop me going, it just makes my Poos soft and not watery. If I do not take the tablets, I cannot control my bowels. I have had a colonoscopy, biopsy and small intestine dye test, these were all normal.

My inflammatory markers in my bloods have been raised for 4+ years.

My sleep pattern is from one extreme to the other, I either suffer from insomnia for weeks on end or I can’t stay awake and very fatigued for weeks on end.

I believe I suffer from a condition call Hidradenitis Supparitiva.

I have had a significant weight gain when I was pregnant (2012-2013) and there after(I went from being 8st to 15st. I have managed to get my weight down to 13st 3lb however I can’t seem to shift anymore. I am 5’2. I do not have a big appetite and can only eat small amounts. What I eat does not justify my weight.

My bloods all appear to be normal, apart from my inflammatory markers.

I feel that noone wants to find out what is wrong and drs are making me feel like it’s all in my head, it’s not. I just want to know what is wrong.

I would really appreciate any help or advise you could give me. I am female and 27years ild. Thankyou.

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