Jan 18th, 2004
|13:58 - Well Now I Know|
A big thanks to JacyLane since now I do not necessarily feel I am going to end up with prostate or testicular cancer. Guess I shall just let it run it's course for a month, and if it persists, I shall be forced to make a doctor appointment. This is a big relief, since, well... blood in sperm is just not something I would come to expect, since I shop up clean in my test results.
JOHD do you realize how RELIEVED I am?
Current Mood: relieved
just because there's a possible harmless explanation, doesn't mean you should let it go for a MONTH. blood is always a good reason to head off to the doc.
|Date:||Jan 18th, 2004 13:04 (UTC)|| |
I realize as such, however I had just been to the doctor is the thing, and I even mentioned to her about the reddning of it. At this point, I am keeping a sharp look out for anything additional, such as pain in the testicles (or anywhere else unusual), blood in anything else, or any other abnormalities. Everything else checks out fine, and she even already checked out my testicles (nothing fancy).
I realize it may seem like I am being stubborn, or that I am being of another nature, and I know if I was on the other side of the coin (your shoes) I would definetly be giving the same advice. Believe me, I appriciate when others are looking out for me. I state a month because that is how long this typically goes. If I had cancer, the only other thing I could think that would cause this, then I have it and a months time is not going to ammount to anything. Basically, I feel that a months time is good enough to see if it just goes away, since this is a lot more common than I realized, and that if it goes over a month, that if there is something massively wrong that I still have not put it off long enough to possibly take preventative measures.
Realize, this is a month from when I first noticed this started, not a month from today. That means should the problem continue to Feb 6th, then I am going in.
actually, a month's time can be a big deal, even with cancer. granted, though, you're not waiting quite as much as i thought.
the best plan, if you really want to avoid going back in right now, is just to call. say exactly that. "i was just in, i mentioned this to the doc, but it seems a bit worse, should i make an appointment or just wait?"
i've HAD docs tell me (about blood in my stool, which is typically a GO-TO-THE-DOC-NOW thing) not to worry about it. i'd already had a full exam, and that type of cancer does advance VERY slowly. so, i'm not saying you should freak out, and it really could be nothing, but it is a big sign and a phone call isn't a big deal.
|Date:||Jan 19th, 2004 11:19 (UTC)|| |
yeah I had blood in my stool twice now. One period last year and then a few weeks ago. Doctor checked and said she noticed it was slighty tender (which freaks me out as do how people are suppose to know what the inside of an anus feels like, hehe) and that is seemed normal. musta popped a vessel or something.
hmm... I think your idea is actually a rather good one. I shall have to get ahold of them tomorrow, thanks
haaaaa! "tender" yes, i can see how that would be disturbing. lol! HOW DO YOU KNOW? *shakes head*
sorry...i wasn't expecting that, and i'm still a little loopy from the cold meds.
if you want me to tell you more gross medical stuff about why you might have blood in your stool and how to prevent it, let me know. i try to spare people that unless they ASK. ;-)
|Date:||Jan 20th, 2004 19:16 (UTC)|| |
eh, I am non-easily grossed. It was just most likely a popped vessle, because the blood was fresh and bright red, and usually did not come out after the first movement.
mwah-ha-ha! ok, here goes...
there's kinda 3 things that very commonly happen down there without anything else being wrong.
1. internal hemmeriods
2. external hermmeriods
fissures are probably most common and not really a deal at all. they are like a small tear because the skin is dry or you're not getting enough fiber so your BM's are too large for the skin to stretch. usually there's only blood ON THE TOILET PAPER, and it can be uncomfortable (pain, itching, what you'd expect from a scratch or something similar).
external hemmeriods are similar in symptoms, but they're technically a different thing. the blood should be mostly ON THE PAPER again, but there mgiht be more. it's a swollen/popped blood vessel. they can also hurt or itch. eating more fiber on a consistent basis will take the stress off them and let them heal up.
internal hemmeriods are the really startling ones. they don't really hurt, since there aren't many nerves in there. however, i guess they're bigger or something because it will look like a cup of blood has been dumped into the toilet after you have a movement. they can be brought on by a sudden change in diet, especially being constipated which puts pressure on them and then eating a lot of fiber which kinda breaks them through. that's why a consistent diet with fiber is important, not that the bleeding ususally does any harm but i thought i was gonna have a damn heart attack the first time!
ok, i think that's my summary. i've had all 3, but i've also had a colonoscopy, so i know there's no polyps or cancer. after you've had one colonoscopy, you're basically clear for up to 10 years, because that
|Date:||Jan 21st, 2004 07:45 (UTC)|| |
well it looks like a huge gallon in the toliet paper. i think the only blood that gets on the BM are those from the opening. there was also no pain, I never felt pain.
hmm... colonoscopy sounds... fun??? I do not think I even want to research that one on the net
haaaaaa! don't believe the simpsons, a colonoscopy is pretty harmless. you're so doped up you barely remember a thing. i slept through mine, actually.
although, you have to COMPLETELY clean yourself out first with some super high-powered laxatives, and THAT is not pleasant. the procedure itself was nothing. ;-)
|Date:||Jan 21st, 2004 17:32 (UTC)|| |
ahhhh!! laxatives!! AHHHHH!! doped up?!? my word no sounds like a nightmare!!
nooo...not a nightmare...demerol is your FRIEND. *snicker*
|Date:||Jan 24th, 2004 20:19 (UTC)|| |
the drugs might be, however the process sounds horid...
well, i'm not gonna lie to you...the "prep" was horrible. however, the actual procedure was really easy, and that's what most people (especially guys) freak out about.
|Date:||Jan 30th, 2004 19:18 (UTC)|| |
okay, then the prep part... i already poop three times a day /T i do not require any more thank you :D