Another common misconception about Bowel Cancer… If you experience rectal bleeding and then it goes away, that doesn’t mean it was nothing.
This is something I was told by a GP and was something a lady I recently spoke to had also heard the same statement from her GP.
I was told that if the bleeding stopped, that would indicate that it was probably a small tear in the colon and nothing to worry about. I now know this is not always the case. Polyps – which can develop into cancerous tumours – can bleed sporadically. So just because the bleeding has stopped, it doesn’t mean that everything is OK.
The only way to truly know is to have a colonoscopy so get a referral from your GP!
More in colonoscopy’s soon…..
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