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Oh balls, I hoped the GP would tell me to go away and eat some prunes

(7 Posts)
ParaHandy Thu 22-Sep-11 15:43:16

She thinks I should have a colonoscopy sad

Wasn't entirely prepared for this, so I'm a bit unnerved. For various reasons I'm feeling very mortal at the moment.

Just a bit of a worry I guess ... hope the wait isn't too long.

tallulah Thu 22-Sep-11 16:48:00

If they think it's serious you should be seen in a matter of weeks.

I had the opposite problem to you grin, was referred to hospital at end Jan and had surgery mid March, having had 2 sep tests in between.

Fingers crossed for you.

feedthegoat Thu 22-Sep-11 16:53:30

The appointment for mine last year came fairly quickly.

Hope all is well (as it was for me).

ParaHandy Thu 22-Sep-11 17:24:28

Thanks.

I've had weird constipation (Maltesers!) and mucus and blood in my poo, lots of bloating and farting for the last few weeks. Very unusual for me. Dad has a history of bowel cancer - nothing serious, caught early, just dodgy polyps really. Trying not to worry but it's hard.

Footle Thu 22-Sep-11 18:45:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ParaHandy Thu 22-Sep-11 21:37:27

Thanks Footle. My DH and Dad have had it done before so I've had more gory details than were ever necessary hmm

triplets Fri 23-Sep-11 22:57:07

Good luck, there can be lots of things causing those symptoms, try not to panic........xx

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